LEWISBURG - From 7 to 11 a.m. April 21, Evangelical Community Hospital will hold its Image for Life: Scanning for a Healthy Future program.
The program is designed to ease people's fears of health issues such as stroke, diseases of the veins and arteries, and heart and lung conditions, while at the same time giving those concerned an opportunity to talk about the findings.
The scans include a general abdominal ultrasound to look at the gallbladder, kidneys and pancreas, a vascular screen examining arteries and veins, a pulmonary screen to observe basic lung function, and an EKG and blood pressure check. After the scans, an on-site vascular consultation is held with Dr. Todd M. Stefan, medical director of the Peripheral Vascular Lab at Evangelical.
The program costs $125 for each individual.
"Age doesn't matter for this program," Stefan said. "If you are looking for a way to take ownership of your own personal health and you have concerns that you want to have addressed, the hourlong, non-invasive procedures don't pose a risk to patients and are a great way to take away fear associated with the unknown."
During the consultation, vascular results are reviewed with each individual. Patients also can follow up with their primary care physician or specialist.
In addition, the results are immediately placed on the hospital's picture archiving and communication system so an individual's physician can have direct access to what was found during the screens.
People should consider taking part in Image for Life if they have a family history of stroke or vascular disease.
To register for the scans, call 768-3200. Test-takers should not have food or drink after midnight the night before the tests, which are painless and provide immediate feedback.