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How Medical Body Scans Can Help Women

Computed tomography scans like the ones at Virtual Imaging are capable of detecting many women’s health issues with better imaging capabilities than standard x-rays. While medical body scans can detect disease in all patients, these scans are especially helpful in detecting medical problems affecting women. Medical body scans can detect heart disease, lung cancer, colon cancer and other conditions that women are at special risk for developing.

Medical Scan Benefits for Women

Heart disease – Coronary heart disease, which is the most common type of heart disease, is the number one killer of women in the United States. Heart disease is often missed in females because women experience different symptoms than men. Risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity, are the same for women and men, but other factors, such as diabetes, stress, depression, smoking and sedentary lifestyle, may play a more substantial role in the development of heart disease in women. Medical body scans can also help differentiate coronary heart disease from other types of heart disease that mainly affect women, such as “broken heart” syndrome, which presents symptoms similar to a heart attack.

Abdominal injuries – The medical scan of the abdomen can detect tumors and diagnose conditions that result in enlargement or inflammation of internal organs, such as the liver, kidneys, pancreas, intestines and lungs. In women, the abdominal medical scan can detect injuries, tumors and other lesions, bleeding, infections, unexplained abdominal pain, obstructions and other medical conditions.

Vascular scans can help assess conditions affecting blood flow to various parts of a woman’s body. A painless medical scan can detect blocked arteries in time to prevent serious consequences, such as heart attack or stroke. It is important for women to undergo medical scans to detect diseases early. Many medical conditions respond to treatment when caught early, often before the condition causes symptoms, and Virtual imaging can detect many of these conditions before they become serious. Call us today at 770-730-0119.