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Old 10-26-2015, 12:25 AM
 
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I've been thinking about getting a full body scan, and just wondered:

-- If you got one, did you include one for your head as well.
(some places the 'body scan is just neck down, and they charge extra for head/brain/skull)
-- What you thought of you experience, results?
-- Did it find anything?
-- Are you glad you got it?

I'm talking about comprehensive full body scans. Not those traveling screenings set ups.

I know insurance doesn't cover it. Not that I'm loaded, but if I wanted to get it I could afford it. But being that I'm not rich, that money would come out of savings, and even though I've been thinking about getting one for years -- I just haven't pulled the trigger to spend the money. Thought I'd get one at 50, but never did. Maybe I 'll save up for it so I won't feel like I'm pulling money out of savings.

Some critics have said "they hardly find anything," others say they detect even the slightest thing that may never develop into any really problem. But IF something is latent or dormant or in early stages, I'd rather know...I've never been impressed with what passes for a yearly physical. I also like those executive health programs.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:58 AM
 
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Recently i've had several major body scans,
Bone density scan
MRI
CT scan
cardiac mibi scan
Full Doppler ultra sound.

Except for the MRI which gives me claustrophobia the tests were routine to the point of boring.
Several doctors called for the tests to determine why i'm losing the ability to walk.I should be getting the results back over the next month or so.
As for cost,? living in Canada the cost came to $0.00
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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Hope all is well. Glad there is this kind of technology.

I think the body scan I'm referring to is ONE scan, and insurance doesn't cover it here in the U.S. because it's totally optional screening. I think it's great. Basically it just screens the whole body just to see what it might find.

I've seen them featured on news segments on TV. For that person, the doc said it found early, early early signs of arthritis.
Basically it can find PRE-SYMPTOMATIC conditions. It can let you know what you MIGHT get in the future.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:20 PM
 
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The thought just occurred to me that you could probably get a free full body scan down at your local airport .
You might want to focus/research exactly what type of full body scan you want as there are several methods one can use.=
https://www.google.ca/#safe=active&q=Full+body+scan
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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Why in the world would you want to subject yourself to that much radiation? I have had one abdominal/pelvic CT scan and didn't learn until after the fact that it's equal to about 400 chest x-rays.
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Old 10-26-2015, 11:41 PM
 
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I just like the idea of being pre tested or screened (although it's really just a scan) -- to really know what might be in the early stages to stay as health as I am.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:53 AM
 
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Why in the world would you want to subject yourself to that much radiation? I have had one abdominal/pelvic CT scan and didn't learn until after the fact that it's equal to about 400 chest x-rays.
I'm having some serious medical issues,the doctors want to find out the cause,these type of scans are the best way they have to look for the problem/s. I'm certainly not ordering these scans on my own volition.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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I've been thinking about getting a full body scan, and just wondered:

-- If you got one, did you include one for your head as well.
(some places the 'body scan is just neck down, and they charge extra for head/brain/skull)
-- What you thought of you experience, results?
-- Did it find anything?
-- Are you glad you got it?

I'm talking about comprehensive full body scans. Not those traveling screenings set ups.

I know insurance doesn't cover it. Not that I'm loaded, but if I wanted to get it I could afford it. But being that I'm not rich, that money would come out of savings, and even though I've been thinking about getting one for years -- I just haven't pulled the trigger to spend the money. Thought I'd get one at 50, but never did. Maybe I 'll save up for it so I won't feel like I'm pulling money out of savings.

Some critics have said "they hardly find anything," others say they detect even the slightest thing that may never develop into any really problem. But IF something is latent or dormant or in early stages, I'd rather know...I've never been impressed with what passes for a yearly physical. I also like those executive health programs.
If you got money to burn, go for PET FDG scan. But seriously, you are dumb! I am sorry but I have to say it. Would you want biopsy for every mole on your body? Same concept.
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Old 10-27-2015, 10:35 PM
 
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The scan isn't that big a deal, but having the proper skilled personnel interpreting what they see is where many of these elective scans go south.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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If you got money to burn, go for PET FDG scan. But seriously, you are dumb! I am sorry but I have to say it. Would you want biopsy for every mole on your body? Same concept.
So electing to pay for something that could find a potential problem before it becomes symptomatic makes me dumb and means I have money to burn?

I'm curious about your thinking on this.

How about it means I'm fortunate enough to be able to proactively take care of my health?
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