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Did you know that regular health screenings can help detect potential health issues at an early stage? When certain health issues are detected at an early stage, it can lead to an early diagnosis and a more favorable long-term outcome.

Routine health screenings identify potential health concerns that may need clinical attention. These screenings enable physicians to detect diseases in earlier stages, when they are most manageable. Many individuals may delay or avoid health screenings due to concerns about their necessity or cost. However, many published studies show that most insurance plans will cover routine screenings, making them more accessible.

 

Screening
Mammogram

Screening Mammogram New Jersey

Women 40+
Test for signs of breast cancer

CT Cardiac
Calcium Scoring

CT Cardiac Calcium Scoring New Jersey

Ages 40-70
Test for blocked arteries

Virtual
Colonoscopy

Virtual Colonoscopy New Jersey

Age 45+
Test for precancerous polyps

Lungs Cancer
Screening

Lung Cancer Screening New Jersey

Ages 50-80
Test for lung cancer

DEXA
(Bone Density)

DEXA (Bone Density) New Jersey

Age 65+
Test for osteoporosis

Routine health screenings are crucial because they can detect diseases before they progress into serious health threats. For example, routine and simple regular blood pressure checks can identify hypertension, (high blood pressure), a significant risk factor for heart disease.

The frequency of routine health screenings varies based on factors such as age, health history, and family medical history. Generally, adults should have their blood pressure checked at least every two years. Women should have annual screening mammograms starting at age 40, while diabetes screening is recommended for individuals over 45.

However, individuals with a family history of certain disorders may need screenings sooner. Therefore, discussing your overall health and clinical history with your medical provider is essential.

Routine health screenings are pivotal in detecting, diagnosing, and managing a range of conditions, including heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health issues, hormonal imbalances, and many more. Regular check-ups and screenings empower individuals to take proactive steps in their own disease prevention and/or management.

  • Early detection: When certain health issues are detected at an early stage, it can lead to an early diagnosis and a more favorable long-term outcome.

  • Reduced stress: Being proactive about health screenings can alleviate anxiety and provide peace of mind.

  • Financial savings: Early diagnosis can help avoid costly treatments in the future.

  • Time management: Participating in health screenings can minimize future hospital visits or admissions.

Incorporating regular health screenings into your routine is an excellent strategy to safeguard your future well-being. Additional health screenings include performing eye examinations, getting a dental check-up, screening for diabetes, assessing for depression, checking your cholesterol level, and monitoring blood pressure. Talk to your doctors to see what routine health screening exam at New Jersey Imaging Network is right for you!

Choose New Jersey Imaging Network for your routine health screening imaging exams. Conveniently schedule your imaging exam online by accessing your patient portal here. With a network of outpatient imaging centers throughout New Jersey, we have many locations to choose from!