August is National Wellness Month, a reminder to prioritize your health. Studies show thatdeveloping and incorporating self-care practices improves stress management, decreasesmental health issues, and enhances physical health and longevity.1
A wellness screening can help you on your path to better health. Health screenings provideyou and your physician with an accurate picture of your health for early intervention.
Who should get screened?
Individuals with these conditions or behaviors should take extra precautions with annual wellness screenings:
- High cholesterol
- Overweight or obese
- High blood pressure
Recommended scans can include:
Bone Density or DEXA Scan: The DEXA scan is the gold standard for diagnosing osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones more brittle and prone to breaking. Using a bonedensity test, you can determine the strength of your bones in a noninvasive manner. Thetest effectively diagnoses bone-related health problems, such as osteoporosis, and assessestheir risk of developing. Stop disease before it begins!
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: An ultrasound scan is a noninvasive scan used to diagnose abdominal aortic aneurysms. This scan detects abdominal aortic aneurysmsbefore they rupture and cause harm. This screening detects heart attack, kidney damage, orstroke. Screening individuals for strokes and cardiovascular diseases can prevent 80% ofthese conditions.2
CT Lung Scan: This CT scan takes multiple pictures of your lungs using low-dose X-rays.Now there's hope for those with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.3 It is possible to survive lung cancer with early detection.
Prevent disease before it starts with wellness screenings. Take control of your health thismonth and schedule your wellness screenings
Our mission at Houston MRI ® & Diagnostic Imaging is to provide patients and physiciansaffordable medical diagnostic imaging in a warm and patient-friendly environment. It is ourgoal to make the medical imaging procedure as pleasant as possible. Our promise to ourcommunities is "hospital quality imaging without the hospital costs" with efficient service toboth our patients and physicians