Preventative health screenings are incredibly important. These tests can identify health issues before they become serious problems. Lifeline Screening offers different types of health screenings for preventative heath.
Ultrasound is also known as sonography. This technique generates image structures inside of the body with the use of sound waves. During the procedure sound waves with a high frequency are transmitted to specific areas of the body and returning echoes are able to be recorded.
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This technology was originally developed during World War II so submerged objects could be located. The technology is now used to monitor or detect medical conditions in cardiology, ophthalmology and obstetrics. Many individuals equate the procedure with seeing a fetus growing during pregnancy. An ultrasound is non-invasive and painless.
The technology used by Life Line Screening is an ultrasound with Doppler color flow. This equipment is reliable and accurate and used for the following screenings.
- Carotid artery disease
- Ankle-brachial index
- Finger-stick blood
- Bone mineral density
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Specific Life Line Screening locations are able to use finger-stick blood screenings to find certain risk factors that can lead to diabetes and heart disease. This particular screening pricks the fingers soft pad and takes a couple drops of blood. The FDA has approved the instruments used for blood screenings. They are also lab accurate and used all over the country by laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and hospitals.
The following are blood screenings available through Life Line.
- Glucose screening
- Complete lipid panel
- High-sensitivity C-reactive protein
- Elevated liver enzymes
A limited electrocardiograph is used for the detection of atrial fibrillation which is also called an irregular heartbeat. Although this heart condition is common it also significantly increases the risk of having a stroke. An EKG electrode screening is a fast procedure and is non-invasive. There is no preparation or removal of clothing necessary with this procedure.