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Health Scans

There are many different types of health scan all of them are used to discover whether a person has something wrong with different parts of the body. Some health scans provide more information than others, the MRI scan for example may be used to uncover neurological problems and bone density problems among other things.

CT (usually referred to as cat scans) scans are used to uncover problems with the heart or the lungs. A CT scan checks for calcium deposits in the main arteries of the heart as this can reveal future heart disease. This scan can predict heart problems that may not appear for ten years or more and takes around fifteen minutes to perform and sends a radiation beam through the body.. With suspected lung disease a CT scan searches for blockages and tumours that suggest either cancer or a lung disease like emphysema.