Health screening exams like MRIs, CT scans, and other radiology tests are important tools for diagnosing and treating a host of health conditions. If you are being scheduled for one of these procedures for the first time, you may be feeling anxious and uncertain about your health and what to expect. Talk to your radiologist about your questions and concerns, and look for resources that will help you feel more educated and empowered as a patient.
- Has your doctor recommend you undergo a coronary CT angiogram? This procedure guide from the Mayo Clinic explains how to prepare for a coronary CT angiogram and what to expect after the procedure.
- If your doctor suspects that you have a heart condition, he or she may order a diagnostic test. Depending on your health and symptoms, one of several diagnostic scans can be performed to diagnose heart disease.
- Should you consider getting a DEXA scan? If you have a family history of osteoporosis or other risk factors, ask your doctor if a bone density scan could benefit you.
To learn more about the different types of diagnostic scans, contact SWDIC today. Providing the highest standards of service and a patient-centered approach, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center is a Dallas leader in diagnostic imaging and health screening. Visit us online to find a location near you, or call us today at (888) 530-1053.