Crown Valley Imaging

By: Crown Valley Imaging  09-12-2011
Keywords: Cancer, scanner, heart disease

Crown Valley Imaging uses state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and screening equipment.

The computed tomography (CT) scanner Crown Valley Imaging uses is the world's first scanner to capture sixteen images per second. GE Medical Systems's LightSpeed Ultra CT scanner captures images up to three times faster than other scanners and emits up to 30 percent less radiation than other CT scanners. There are only 150 of these superior scanners installed and scanning around the world.

Crown Valley Imaging's magnetic resonance scanner provides unsurpassed imaging and image-processing power. The Signa Infinity 1.0/1.5T from GE Medical Systems offers the most comprehensive number of applications and exceptionally high performance.

To schedule a screening examination, call Crown Valley Imaging directly at (949) 367-1010.

Full-Body CT Screening
Full-body CT scanning is an effective tool in the fight against America's number one killer: coronary artery disease.

Over half the people who die suddenly of a heart attack have no prior symptoms. Even if you feel healthy, you may have undiagnosed heart disease.

Full-body CT scans can prevent or moderate heart disease in its earliest, most treatable stages.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
Over half the people who die suddenly of a heart attack have no prior symptoms. Even if you feel healthy, you may have undiagnosed heart disease.

Yet heart attacks can be prevented or moderated if heart disease is caught in its early stages. Coronary artery calcium scoring helps to detect heart disease by using CT to scan the heart and detect calcium deposits along arterial walls. These deposits can be one of the earliest signs of coronary artery disease.

Following the examination, the results of the CT exam are scored to identify your level of calcium deposits. Taking into account other risk factors for heart disease, such as your family history and cholesterol level, your doctor will then use the score from this coronary-artery examination to measure your potential for heart disease. This assessment will help you to take preventative measures to reduce your risk of heart attacks.

Lung Screening
Lung cancer kills more people annually than does any other type of cancer. However, if lung cancer is caught in its earliest stages, a patient's five-year survival rate can double.

Lung screening gives former smokers and those with a family history of lung cancer the chance to reveal lung carcinoma at its most successfully treatable stage.

Virtual Colonoscopy
The American Cancer Society recommends that people over the age of fifty undergo colon cancer examinations every five to ten years. Physicians often recommend that patients with a family history of colon cancer begin screenings as early as age thirty-five.

Virtual colonoscopy is a new, noninvasive method of examining the colon for precancerous polyps and early cancer without the discomfort of a scope. The procedure is a quick, pain-free alternative to traditional colonoscopy.

MRI Diagnostic Exams
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) produces a high-resolution image of the body's internal structure. An MRI scanner contains a large magnet that causes hydrogen in the body to return distinctive signals when the MRI scanner emits a series of radio waves. The signal data is translated into two- or three-dimensional images of the scanned section of the body. Magnetic resonance imaging produces no radiation and is known for its sensitive soft-tissue discrimination.

Physicians often refer patients to Crown Valley Imaging for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations, as MRI can help doctors to better diagnose a condition or address a concern.

CT Diagnostic Exams
Computed tomography combines x-rays with the latest computer technology to create cross-sectional images of the human body in minutes. Often, physicians call these images "slices." Patients lay flat and very still on a moving table as it inches its way through a doughnut-shaped "gantry." During your progress through the tube, thin x-ray beams spiral around your body, capturing slices that a computer reconstructs into a complete image. As some of these slices are as thin as 0.5 mm, CT scanning offers more detail than traditional x-ray examinations. As a result, CT is an ideal way to accurately view the size, shape, and position of soft-tissue structures such as the lungs, liver, kidneys, and other internal organs.

Physicians often refer patients to Crown Valley Imaging for computed tomography (CT) examinations, as CT can help doctors to better diagnose a condition or address a concern.

Keywords: Cancer, heart disease, scanner

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