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Whole body imaging for cancer

Whole body scans in St. Louis

Description

Whole body scans, performed in a matter of minutes, screens for the presence of certain cancers, and other diseases/abnormalities. The purpose of a whole body scan is to identify abnormalities and diseases at an early stage which improves the chance of recovery. The whole body scan is a simple and painless procedure. An individual lies on the scanner table and within minutes multiple images are taken of the torso. The radiologist will then interpret the scan results to determine if there are any visible abnormalities. The body scan includes a heart scan and lung scan, as well as, kidneys, spine, liver, pancreas, gall bladder, thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, spleen and certain pelvic organs.

Imaging Areas

arms and legs, bone, brain, breast, lungs, children, abdomen, gall bladder, head, neck and thyroid, hormone, joints, kidney, pelvis, liver, pancreas, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovary

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