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The value of preventive screening exams

Inland Imaging offers a number of preventive screening procedures for the early detection of colon cancer, coronary artery disease, lung cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer. These screenings are all performed by highly-trained technologists and evaluated by sub-specialty trained physicians in a caring, comfortable environment.

Colon screenings

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Pain in your bowel, colon, or stomach could be caused by many conditions, including ulcers, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal obstruction or cancer. A virtual colonoscopy can provide some answers.

Stroke and vascular screening

Stroke and vascular disease affect thousands of Americans each year. A screening for these diseases can measure your risk and provide important information to help improve your vascular health and prevent life-threatening problems. The stroke and vascular screening at Inland Imaging includes a check of the three areas of your body that are most susceptible to signs of vascular disease: the abdominal aorta, the carotid arteries, and the peripheral arteries.

Screening for potential heart disease

A calcium scoring exam uses CT technology to screen for atherosclerosis and to evaluate your risk for heart disease. The exam measures the calcified plaque deposits on the artery and compares that measurement, or “score,” to normal ranges for your age and gender.

Lung cancer screening

A low-dose CT scan of the chest can help to determine whether or not long time smokers and others with a high risk for lung cancer should be further evaluated and treated.

Breast cancer screening

Screening Mammography is the most reliable and effective method for the early detection of breast cancer. Finding cancer sooner rather than later provides patients and their health care providers a broader range of treatment options and a higher chance for survival. Inland Imaging suggests that women 40 years of age and older receive a screening mammogram annually.

Prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. But with early diagnosis, it’s also one of the most curable. Screening prostate exams with Inland Imaging’s 3T MRI can provide men and their health care providers with the fast, accurate answers they need.

Ultrasound is also a useful imaging tool in the study of the prostate. The exam may be performed to determine the volume of the prostate, to investigate elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, or to guide a needle biopsy of the prostate.

Early detection saves lives

If you have nagging symptoms or just don’t feel right, discuss it with your primary care provider. There’s a good chance the appropriate screening exam at Inland Imaging can provide the answers you need to guide your medical care.

To learn more about screening options, go to www.inlandimaging.com or call (509) 455-4455.
 

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