CT is often the preferred method of diagnosing many cancers such as liver, lung, and pancreatic cancers because it can determine a tumor’s location, size, and affected tissue area.
A diagnostic CT pinpoints areas of concern to help detect diseases before symptoms occur so they may be properly treated. Areas include:
Screening before symptoms occur is yet another way to lead a healthy life. Preventive Health Scans use CT technology to aid in detecting early signs of heart disease, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
At Canada Diagnostic Centres, we offer the following preventative health scans:
A Heart Scan (also known as a Cardiac CT) examines the coronary arteries to measure the amount of calcium present. This is an indicator of plaque in the arteries and can help detect early signs of coronary artery disease.
A Lung Scan examines abnormalities found in other imaging tests and helps diagnose the cause of an unexplained cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, or fever. This procedure is effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most curable stage.
Virtual Colonoscopy is used to diagnose colon and bowel disease including polyps, diverticulosis, and cancer. It also has the following advantages over a regular colonoscopy:
Diagnostic imaging is often paid by the provincial health care system but sometimes has long wait times. This may create stress or anxiety for some patients. Private CT scans, paid directly by the patient, are available at our CDC Chinook clinic for those who wish more immediate service.
In some cases, these procedures may be covered by your group medical insurance plan. Be sure to check with your plan administrator.
|5 Minutes – 20 Minutes|
Private CT Pricing
Private CT scans at Canada Diagnostic Centres are provided on a per fee basis and are not covered by Alberta Health Care.
|Preventative CT Scan:|
|CT Lung Screen Program||$500 (1st year)|
|$250 (2nd year)|
|CT Virtual Colonoscopy||$795|