Diagnostic Scans

Published On 07/11/2011

CARDIOSCAN® is a revolutionary, pain-free procedure that can give your physician an early look at plaque build-up in your coronary arteries. For people worried about heart disease, this is a non-invasive way to detect a serious heart condition, so it may be slowed down, stopped or even reversed.

It requires no needles, no catheters and no dyes. CARDIOSCAN® is a fast scan of your heart. From check-in to check-out, the entire process is less than 30 minutes, with the scan itself taking under a minute. That's not much time to invest, considering it could save your life.

Men and women age 40 and older who have the following risk factors should consider CARDIOSCAN®:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Non-active lifestyle
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • High stress

CARDIOSCAN® is a gated CT scan of the coronary arteries. You or your primary care physician may make an appointment, and the results of your test will be sent to your physician. Please consult your physician about all your healthcare needs.

Contact one of our Diagnostic Centers or call 901.516.9000 for more information or to schedule a CARDIOSCAN®. 

Cat Scan

As the first in the Mid-South to introduce the LightSpeed VCT 64-Slice Scanner, this impressive technology's incredible speed and high quality images provide significant advancements in diagnostics as the most advanced CT or "Cat" scan technology in the world.

This new imaging tool is important in diagnosing and pinpointing heart attack, stroke and other neurological problems. Scans allow doctors to quickly and clearly see coronary artery blockages and the motion and pumping action of a patient's heart. In just one second this scanner can non-invasively capture the image of an organ, scan the entire body in ten seconds and produce images of the heart and coronary arteries in less than five heartbeats. The scanner offers a multitude of other uses including scans for cancer, trauma and other internal injuries.

Available only by physician referral, Methodist Healthcare offers the following innovative procedures through the LightSpeed VCT Scanner:

  • 5-Beat CardiacTM - Captures images of the whole heart and coronary arteries in just five heartbeats—providing clearer images of cardiovascular anatomy and a shorter breath hold for the sick and elderly.
  • Stroke Work-Up - Delivers the speed and resolution required for rapid imaging of blood vessels in the brain because once a stroke occurs, treatment must be delivered as quickly as possible to ensure the best outcome for the patient. Physicians can make a quick diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment using less exams.

Additional 64-Slice CT scanner procedures include: brain, kidney, liver and lung exams, colonography, oncology/cancer care, inner ear ailments and abdominal and spinal injuries.

Ask your doctor about the LightSpeed VCT 64-Slice Scanner and how its extraordinary imaging capabilities can benefit your health and wellness.

Find a diagnostic center here or call 901.516.9000.