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Early Detection Saves Lives: What you Should Know About the Latest Life-Saving Technology

Early Detection Saves Lives:  What you Should Know About the Latest Life-Saving TechnologyThe best way to conquer, fight and overcome any disease state is to have early diagnostic testing at the onset of symptoms, or as a preventative measure. Individuals with high-risk factors for coronary artery disease, or certain cancers are highly encouraged to have annual screenings for their specific disease states potentials.

RAVE RADIOLOGY
At RAVE Radiology, they put your health at the forefront of their mission, by investing in the latest most up to date technology available. RAVE, Radiology Associates of Venice & Englewood understand the importance of providing the best methods and the most advanced diagnostic tools for their patients.

RAVE is a radiology practice, which has been active for over 30 years. They currently consist of 10 board-certified radiologists, many of which have postgraduate fellowships with subspecialty training, all of whom have years of full-time experience. There are over 90 healthcare professions working with RAVE to provide the best possible radiologic services in Sarasota County. In addition to their personnel, they have some of the best radiologic imaging devices available. Superior visualization makes your diagnoses accurate and timely, preventing potentially dangerous delays in initiation of your therapy. At RAVE, you can have confidence you’re getting top-notch professional assistance in your diagnosis and care.

CRITICAL CARDIAC TESTING
Cardiac Scoring is a Non-Invasive CT Scan of the heart, which calculates the risk of developing Coronary Artery Disease by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.

LEADING LUNG DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
CT Lung Screening: If you have been a heavy smoker, then you are at significantly increased risk of developing lung cancer. CT can find small lung nodules that might be cancer before any other test can detect them. If you are between the ages of 55 and 75, then national experts recommend you undergo low dose CT screening for lung cancer. These recommendations come from many groups of medical experts including the National Lung Screening Trial Research Team, the American College of Chest Physicians, and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

RAVE is committed to you and your family’s health. If you wish to undergo a lung cancer screening, you should ask your doctor to order it, or you can contact RAVE directly to schedule an appointment.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MRI AND CT SCANS
MRI uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer. This enables MRI to make very detailed pictures of bone, organs, soft tissues and any other body structures. Differences between normal and abnormal tissue is often clearer on an MRI image than a CT.

CT uses a very thin unique X-ray beam to produce detailed, cross-sectional views of the area being studied. CT is often the preferred method of diagnosing causes of pain and many different forms of cancer.

KNOW YOUR RISK FACTORS CARDIAC
• Smoking
• Atherosclerosis
• Family History
• Shortness of Breath
• Lethargy
• Chest pain
• Leg pain

ADDITIONAL RAVE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• 3T Wide Bore MRI (Open)
• Multi-Slice CT
• Cancer & Heart Calcium Screening
• MRA
• CTA
• P.E.T. (Positron Emission Tomography)
• Digital Mammography
• Nuclear Medicine
• Ultrasound
• Osteoporosis (Bone Density/DEXA) Evaluation
• Diagnostic Radiology/X-ray
• Non-invasive Vascular Testing

To find out if you’re a candidate for CT Lung Cancer Screening, you can use the Lung Cancer Risk Calculator at http://www.shouldiscreen.com.

For more information on early diagnostic testing and screenings, please visit their website at www.RaveRad.com

VENICE
512-516 S. Nokomis Ave
Venice, FL 34285
941-488-7781
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

ENGLEWOOD
900 Pine Street
Englewood, FL 34223
941-475-5471
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

SARASOTA
3501 Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL 34223
941-342-RAVE (7283)
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

 

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