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Heart Scans, Body Scans, Lung Scans and Virtual Colonoscopy Scans are used for heart disease screening and cancer screening. In medicine, "screening" means looking for a medical condition in a person showing no symptoms in the hope of identifying problems early, when treatment can be most effective.
There are many screening tests that look for different abnormalities. For example, a very popular screening test for women is the mammogram. Most mammograms are done on women who do not have a lump in the breast or other evidence of breast cancer; it is done as a preventive measure in hopes of catching breast cancer at an early stage. The Heart Scan, Lung Scan, Body Scan and Virtual Colonoscopy scan are based on the same theory...early detection.
The "Body Scan" is used for the early detection of heart disease, tumors and other abnormalities throughout the torso. Unlike the heart scan which focuses on the heart, the body scan also "screens" for other abnormalities such as tumors. If cancer is detected early, before a person is showing symptoms, treatment may be effective. However, at this time the FDA knows of no data demonstrating that full body CT screening is effective in detecting any particular disease early enough for the disease to be managed, treated, or cured and advantageously spare a person at least some of the detriment associated with serious illness or premature death.