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Is the body scan done with radiation? (0 answers)
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 (0 answers)
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? (1 answer)
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 (0 answers)
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?
Can a stress test tell if I have clogged arteries? (0 answers)
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?
Body Scan (0 answers)
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. (0 answers)
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?
Thoracic Congenital Anomalies (0 answers)
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?
Are the airport body scans dangerous? (0 answers)
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?!)
Does a body scan have to be prescribed by a Doctor? (0 answers)
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?