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Can I set up an appt for a body scan, or do I have to be referred by a physician?
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It seems the dr.s can't locate a reason for my pain. Will I be able to set up an appointment for a scan, or do I have to be referred by another physician?
Can a body scan help me and my doctor detect health complications before they arise? If not, are there any such scans or tests that do that?
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I am a 50 year old male who is concerned about the future of his health. I want to detect health conditions sooner rather than later. Are there any symptoms I should look for? Also, are there any tests or scans that could help me and my doctor predict illnesses/diseases/conditions before they arise?
What should I do to prepare for a PET scan?
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I have never had a positron emission tomography (PET) scan before. What should I do? Will I have to fast a day or two before?
What do I need to know before going in for a CAT scan?
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What should I do to prepare for a CAT scan? Do I have to cut off my food and liquid intake before I go in for the scan?
If my joints glow during a scan, what does it mean?
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I have Lyme disease and am preparing for back and neck surgery. Why did my joints show up as "glowing" in my scans? What does that mean as far as results go?
Could full body scan detect why I am having pain in other areas of my body?
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I had DVTs found in my right leg in July 2012. I continue to have pain in other areas and would like to know that things are "normal" in my body. I am on 12-12.5 warfarin and am having side effects. Could a full body scan help ease my worries?
What kind of body scan is done with radioactive iodine?
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I had one done after totally removing my thyroid for thyroid cancer.
Is the body scan done with radiation?
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I've had cancer several times. The body scan is supposed to detect if I have more cancer. My Dr. said I should no longer have radiation. Could a MRI do the same thing?
pelvic/pubic pain
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I have constant pelvic/hip/lower back/pubic pain. Is there a specific scan that would cover that?
Why would a body scan last two hours?
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The description here says results can be found in minutes. My husband has to have a full body scan which includes contrast and a two hour test. What would they be looking for over a two hour period?
Regarding contrast
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What exactly is in the contrast? What are the side affects of the contrast if any? Long term vs short term? What degree of radiation is received by the patient during a full body scan?
Airport body scan showed 3 white spots on my leg...
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Recent airport scan showed 3 white circles/spots on one leg? What would these spots be, or mean?
Can a stress test tell if I have clogged arteries?
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I'm 42 and my family has history of Cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am a very anxious person for over 12 years and lately been having pains in my chest. Had stress test. Can this tell if an artery is clogged?
Is the Body Scan done with a multislice CT unit?
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Is the Body Scan done with a multislice CT unit? If so what is the RAD dose?
Does a patient need an order from a doctor for full body scan....no insurance..will pay cash
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Does a patient need an order from a doctor for full body scan? I have no insurance, and will pay cash.
What's the shortest time a body scan can take?
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I was wondering what the shortest amount of time is needed for a body scan to take?
Will the body scan detect prostate cancer?
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Will the body scan detect prostate cancer?
What is your opinion of a Body Scan vs regular x-ray?
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What is your opinion of a Body Scan vs. a regular x-ray. Healthy Alternatives is advising the public through on TV programs that the Body Scan is a safer way to go and does not use radiation.
Body Scan
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1. Can the body scan see stomach polyps/gastritis
2. What does it show of the stomach
3. Would it show more of the stomach/galbladder than an ultrasound of galbadder
3. Can brain scan show beginning alzheimers
4. Do I need an order for a brain sc
Before or after bone scan for whole body.
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I have an appointment for a whole body scan at nuclear medicine, and I'd like to know what they will do to me before I go in for the exam/scan? Will I feel pain? Any funny movements while testing is going on?
How much radiation exposure do you get from a whole body scan?
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How does it compare to x-rays, CT's and PET scans?
Can the scan find if there is some tumor on my hip?
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I have something like a little soft egg that moves when I touch it on my right hip. I have pain all day... can a body scan find out if this is a tumor or something else?
Are there instructions before attending a body scan appointment?
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Are there instructions before attending a body scan appointment?
Full body scan for a lump on right side of my abdomen?
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I have a lump or knot on the right side of my abdomen, to the right of, but slightly lower than my belly button. Would a full body scan be able to tell what this is?
Thoracic Congenital Anomalies
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Lively Med history-i.e pit adenoma, severe osteoporosis, clotting disorder etc. Vascular Surgeon found major congenital anomalies in correcting thoracic outlet; believes anomalies are pervasive and need a total body scan to stay ahead of them. Is the body scan the correct scan?
Is the brain/head included in the full body scan?
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Is the brain/head included in the full body scan?
What does the whole body bone scan show?
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Nuclear bone scan - whole body . What does the whole body bone scan show?
Are Body Scans in the airport safe with a pacemaker?
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Is it safe to go through the scanners at the airport if you have a pacemaker?
What type of scan is needed to show arthritis in shoulders and other joints?
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What type of scan is needed to show arthritis in shoulders and other joints?
Are the Virtual Physical and Body Scan the same? Do they differ in price?
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Are the Virtual Physical and Body Scan the same? Do they differ in price?
Can Arthritis be indicated by a Body Scan?
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Will a whole body scan show the presence of artritis?
What will a hot spot determine in a Body Scan?
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What are you looking for in hot spot on a body scan?
Is it safe to have a Body Scan while wearing a pacemaker?
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Or should exposure to CT scans be avoided?
If you have a pacemaker is it safe to pass through the Body Scan at the airports?
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Patients with pacemakers can they go through the body scan at airports and not worry about any affects afterward ??
How is a body scan accomplished?
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What protocol is used for a full body scan? Is it a CT, PET, MRI or some other scan type? Thank you.
Do body scans cover the head?
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Or is just the trunk of the body scanned?
What types of diagnoses can Body Scans make?
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What diseases can body scans diagnose, and should they be performed as part of routine health checks?
Do the airport full body scanners deliver radiation?
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Is there radiation exposure with these scans?
Is the full body scaner that will be used in the us airports are dangerous for pregnent women ?
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is the full body scanner that will be used in the airports are dangerous for pregnent women ??
Can body scans be done with MRI?
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Or only CT scans?
Can a body scan identify arthritis?
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Or is there a better way to diagnose?
Can a Body Scan detect degenerative joint disease, arthritis, or fibromyalgia?
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Will the body scan detect any hot spots and further arthritis....pain noted in hand, wrist, knees, feet...etc. What is the cost of a body scan?
Is it possible to have a heart scan AND a body scan all at the same time?
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Is it possible to have both a full, comprehensive heart scan and a full abdominal or body scan with an MRI, instead of a CT scan, that is just as reliable, if not more so than the CT scan? I want to avoid the radiation of the CT, but want accuracy.
Should body scans be part of routine health checks?
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Or is the radiation concern too great?
Are the airport body scans dangerous?
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I have been reading lately about body scans in the news. They say they will be scanning people at airport terminals; will this expose people to radiation? How revealing are the images (I heard you can see genitals?!)
Is the information from a body scan worth the radiation?
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I have no medical issues in my family. Is the information gained with a body scan worth the radiation I will receive during the scan? I am 59 years old, male.
Does a body scan have to be prescribed by a Doctor?
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Heart disease and cancer run in my family, so I want a body scan to screen for potential problems. Does my primary care physician need to order a body scan for me, or can I schedule one on my own?

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