In the past few years there have been a technological advances in the field of CT scanning which allows modern multislice CT scanners to perform previously impossible or time-consuming examinations in minutes.
This technology provides a powerful diagnostic tool capable of the early diagnosis of three main causes of death in the UK, namely coronary artery disease, lung and colon cancer. The early diagnosis of these conditions provides an unparalleled opportunity for early intervention when cure or prevention is possible.
CT imaging is particularly useful because it can show several types of tissue - lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels with great clarity. Using specialist equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can diagnose cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and musculoskeletal disorders - even in asymptomatic individuals.
Lifescan only offers screening services that are supported by relevant clinical evidence. To read more about this evidence please click on any of the links below or on the right.