High speed CT scanners allows radiologists to rapidly scan the body to see if there are any cancers present. Because the images are taken so quickly, the risk of exposure to radiation is minimal. A body scan analyzes your lungs, heart, and abdomen/pelvis.
The lung CT has the capability of detecting potentially malignant nodules early as well as detecting aortic aneurysms and calcium deposits within plaque in the coronary arteries. The body scan can also detect masses in the liver, spleen, pancreas, retroperitoneum and pelvis. With early detection comes early diagnosis and treatment therefore providing patients with a better outcome.