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Medical Screening Service

Medical screening services are an essential part of maintaining your health. By undergoing regular screenings, you can detect potential health problems early and get treatment before they become more serious. Below we'll discuss the different types of available medical screenings and what you need to know before you undergo one.

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What are medical screening services?

Medical screening services are tests that help to identify potential health problems. They can be used to check for various conditions, from whole-body cancer scans used to detect cancer cells to other tests for heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Screening tests can also be used to monitor your health if you have a condition that is already being treated.

What are the benefits of medical screening services?

Screening tests can have many benefits. These include:

  • Early detection of health problems: This can allow for prompt treatment and may improve the chances of a successful outcome. When problems are detected early, simple lifestyle changes or medication may be all that is needed to keep the condition under control.
  • Peace of mind: If you have no symptoms of a particular condition, undergoing screening can reassure you that everything is OK. Being proactive about your health can also help reduce anxiety and stress.
  • Monitor existing health conditions: If you have a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, regular screenings can help monitor your condition and ensure that it is effectively managed. Progress data from screenings can be used to change your treatment plan to tailor it to your specific needs.
  • Saving money on treatment: Early detection and treatment of health problems can often be cheaper than treating more advanced stages of a condition. In some cases, preventing a health problem from developing altogether may be possible.

Who is a candidate for medical screening services?

Several factors can affect whether or not you are a candidate for medical screening services. These include your age, health history, family history, and lifestyle choices. Your doctor can advise you on whether or not you should undergo a screening test based on these factors.

A simple checklist to determine if you are a candidate:

  • Are you over the age of 50?
  • Do you have a family history of certain conditions, such as cancer or heart disease?
  • Do you have chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure?
  • Do you have any symptoms that may indicate a potential health problem?
  • Do you have a lifestyle that puts you at risk for certain conditions, such as smoking or being overweight?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you may be a good candidate for medical screening services. However, regardless of whether or not you are a candidate, it is always important to speak to your doctor about your health and any concerns you may have.

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Why choose medical screening services over other methods?

Medical screening services include full-body MRI scans of the brain, pelvis, neck, and abdomen and other tests examining lung health, brain function, bone density, and blood pressure.

You should choose medical screening services over other methods for many reasons. These include:

  • They are quick and easy: Depending on the type of screening test, they can often be completed in a matter of minutes with little to no discomfort. Whole-body imaging, at most, may take 60–90 minutes.
  • They are non-invasive: Most screening tests involve taking a blood or urine sample or having a scan. This means that there is no need for surgery or other invasive procedures. For MRI scans, a contrast agent may be injected. This is a dye that helps to improve the quality of the images and is a prevalent and harmless procedure.
  • They are convenient: Screening tests can be done at a time and place that is convenient for you. Many tests can be done in your GP surgery or at a local health center.
  • They are affordable: Screening tests and the data they provide are often very affordable, especially when compared to the cost of treatment for more advanced stages of a condition.
With all the benefits that medical screening services provide, there is no reason not to get them done. If you are a candidate for a screening test, be sure to speak to your doctor about it.

Frequently Asked Questions

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a versatile diagnostic tool that can detect various types of cancer, including but not limited to brain, breast, prostate, liver, and pancreatic cancer. The specific utility of MRI in cancer diagnosis depends on the location and nature of the tumor.

Patients can take a sedative, such as Xanax or Valium, for claustrophobia on their own accord, however Nuceria nor Life Radiology will supply the sedative for the scan. If the patient chooses to take a sedative, it must be disclosed to the office staff and the patient must be driven to and back from the office.

The time it takes to receive MRI results can vary depending on the facility and the urgency of the situation. In many cases, preliminary results may be available soon after the scan, while the comprehensive report from a radiologist may take a day or more. Patients should discuss the expected turnaround time with their healthcare provider.

Having metal in your body can impact your ability to undergo an MRI. It's essential to inform the medical staff about any metal implants, such as pacemakers, stents, joint replacements, or other metallic objects, as they can interfere with the magnetic fields of the MRI machine. In some cases, patients with certain types of metal implants may not be able to have an MRI, or alternative imaging methods may be used.

The entire process takes around 2 ½ hours, however the MRI itself takes around 1 hour and 15 mins.
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