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Abdomen Scan
 
Abdomen Pelvis Scan looks for:

- Aortic aneurysms
- Aortic plaque
- Plaque in other blood vessels
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Liver abnormalities
- Gallstones
- Adrenal abnormalities
- Lymph nodes
- Kidney masses
- Kidney stones
- Spleen abnormalities
- Prostate enlargement
- Uterus abnormalities
- Ovary abnormalities
- Pancreas abnormalities
- Includes VisceralScore
 
 
Heart Scan (Calcium Score)

HeartScan is the LifeSpan Medical Institutetest for coronary artery calcium (CAC). CAC is a highly accurate marker for atherosclerosis, or plaque, in the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries bring blood to your heart. The more plaque you have, the higher your risk for a heart attack.

 

 

The three pictures above show normal arteries on the left, small plaque build-up in the middle, and severe plaque build-up on the right. HeartScan accurately and noninvasively measures the amount of plaque in your coronary arteries. Scores fall into the following groups:

0
1-10
11-100
101-400
Over 400
A perfect score! Lowest risk group for future heart attacks
Minimal plaque. Very low risk
Mild plaque. Low to moderate risk
Moderate plaque. Moderate to high risk
High plaque burden. Highest risk group


We also compare your score to others in your age group:

 

Lowest 25% of scores:
25th to 50th percentile:
50th to 75th percentile:
Over 75th percentile:
Low risk group
Low to moderate risk group
Moderate to high risk group
Highest risk group

Ased on your risk group, Dr. Brody will make recommendations. Higher risk patients will be advised to do some or all of the following:
Take medication to lower LDL cholesterol
Take niacin to raise HDL cholesterol
Do blood tests for antioxidants, fatty acids and      lipid particle sizes
Exercise for 30 minutes at least 5 days a week
Achieve ideal body weight
Follow a diet similar to the Meditarranean diet
If necessary, take medications to lower blood     pressure
Drink green tea, cocoa and red win
Consider taking the following supplements:

Omega-3 fatty acids
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
B vitamins
Lipoic acid
Coenzyme Q10
L-arginine
L-carnitine
Selenium
N-acetyl cysteine
Magnesium
Hawthorn
Gingko Biloba
 

Heart scans, also known as coronary calcium scans, provide pictures of your heart's arteries (coronary arteries). Doctors use heart scans to look for calcium in the coronary arteries and look for blockages. The result of this test is often called a coronary calcium score.

Heart scans may indicate if you have a higher risk of having a heart attack or other problems before you have any obvious symptoms of heart disease. Heart scans aren't for everyone, though. While some walk-in medical facilities advertise that you can walk in for a quick check of your coronary arteries, you should be cautious of these approaches. It's still unclear whether heart scans should be used widely.

Routine use of heart scans on people who don't have any symptoms of heart disease is not recommended by the American Heart Association or the American College of Cardiology.

 
Lung Scan
 
LungScan is a program for the prevention of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Exciting new scientific research suggests that screening with EBCT may detect lung cancer in its earliest stages, when removing the tumor has a much higher likelihood of being curative. The white paper is an in depth description of our program. The brochure is a shorter version, conataining key points.The program should be considered for anyone with a significant smoking history, significant exposure to smoke, or exposure to another known risk factor for lung cancer, such as asbestos.
 
 

Lung Scan looks for:

Nodules: these oval shaped small lesions may be benign or malignant. If they change in size over time they should be removed.

Emphysema: loss of lung tissue associated with smoking and/or other air-borne pollutants.

Infiltrates: abnormal areas of lung tissue-possible inflammatory states.

Masses: larger lesions.
Pleural abnormalities: assessing the lining of the lungs.

Thoracic spine: assessing for degenerative changes in the bony structures of the spine, or other abnormalities.

Neck Scan
 

 

The primary purpose of NeckScore is to look for plaque in the carotid arteries.

The presence of plaque may indicate an increased risk for stroke, with the quantity of plaque proportional to the risk. The report may comment on other incidental findings.

Each carotid artery is scored separately. You can interpret the scores as follows for each artery:
Score 0 = no visible plaque

Score 1-50 = mild plaque

Score 50-150 = moderate plaque

Score over 150 = large plaque

 
 
Sinus scan
 

The maxillary sinus cavities are located beneath the cheek bones. When they become infected, their lining, called the mucosa, thickens. In addition, the sinus may fill with fluid. Frequently, sinus infections may linger and become chronic if not properly treated. SinusScore is a scan of the maxillary sinuses looking for fluid or mucosal thickening.

Ask about SinusScore if you suffer from allergies, or have a history of upper respiratory congestion that persists. Once the problem is identified, may options are available for treating it.

 
Viceral scan
 
 
 
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Steven A. Brody, M.D., Ph.D.
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Endocrinology & Anti-Aging Medicine

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