September 2023 - Viascan of Las Colinas – Non-Invasive Preventative Body Scan and Screening Services


Health Facts – Heart Scans versus Nuclear Stress Test

I came across some interesting articles this month about the differences of getting a heart scan versus nuclear stress testing.
The American Heart Association (AHA) completed a study in March of 2015. The study compared Heart CT scans against the nuclear stress test as a method to test for heart disease. Their study included 10,003 patients who visited 193 health facilities. These patients had at least one cardiovascular risk factor. Half were randomly selected to receive a Heart CT scan and the others underwent a stress test.
Below is a list of coronary risk factors defined by the AHA (source):
  1. high LDL cholesterol
  2. low HDL cholesterol
  3. high blood pressure
  4. family history
  5. diabetes
  6. smoking
  7. being post-menopausal for women
  8. being older than 45 for men
  9. Obesity may also be a risk factor.
According to the 2-year study, these were the results found
“After their initial non-invasive test, about 10 percent of study participants underwent at least one cardiac catheterization procedure, a more invasive procedure in which an interventional cardiologist threads a catheter into the heart through an artery to assess narrowing in the arteries and, if needed, open the arteries with a balloon or stent. The rates of patients undergoing catheterization that failed to identify substantial narrowing were significantly higher in the patients receiving functional testing, at 4.3 percent, compared to 3.4 percent in the patients who had received a CT scan.” — American Heart Association – 3/14/15 (source)

That’s an amazing outcome!

An even more alluring result of this study, at 3 months, AHA stated patients receiving a heart scan received significantly lower radiation exposure than patients given a nuclear stress test!
In a publication by John Hopkins Medicine, studying a smaller group of participants in October 2015, conclusively came to the same result.
noninvasive CT scans of the heart’s vessels are far better at spotting clogged arteries that can trigger a heart attack than the commonly prescribed exercise stress that most patients with chest pain undergo. (source)
I wanted to share this information with you for many reasons:
  1. ViaScan takes pride in informing people of how they can manage his/her health and the more you know, the more proactive you’ll be making efforts to maintain good health
  2. Summer is the most active season of the year; therefore, the likelihood of heart complications is more prevalent.
  3. Heart disease can impact individuals at any physical-activity level
  4. You’ll be spending more time with family and friends as you start planning events and vacations. This is an opportunity to share with them the advantages of talking with their doctor on if they are a candidate of getting a heart scan. In addition, continue to accumulate rewards for your future scan through our Family and Friends Referral program
ViaScan has been performing an advanced form of CT scanning called EBCT for over 15 years. It is faster and more accurate at scanning moving organs such as heart, arteries and blood vessels than the more commonly used spiral CT scan. All heart scans are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist. A free consultation and review of your results are provided the same day.


Happy Movember

What is Movember? Movember is an annual movement that started in 2003 where men grow mustaches during November to promote men’s health in areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health.

What is Prostate Cancer:

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 there will be about 161,360 new cases and 26,730 deaths from prostate cancer. This disease is treatable when discovered early. Unfortunately, it is challenging to detect symptoms during the early stages. Even though it is more common at the age of 50 years, there are rare occasions of it occurring in men under the age of 45 years. If you have any family history of prostate cancer, we advise you to have an open dialog about your risk factors with your doctor.

What Helps Prevent Prostate Cancer:

For years it has been proven that creating and adhering to a regular exercise routine improves mental and physical health. It’s never too late to get moving and find a local walk or running event. Visit to get some ideas! In addition to increasing physical activity, keeping a healthy weight by eating more fruits and vegetables are small lifestyle changes you can make that have a significant impact on preventing many diseases.

Doing Our Part:

ViaScan is an ambassador for health and this month; we are encouraging men and their families to start taking men’s health seriously. We are supporting Movember with a special promotion. Our goal is to help you initiate the preventative steps to detect and prevent prostate cancer as early as possible. For this month, we are combining our Wellness Body and Pelvis Scans at a discounted price of $695. That’s a $400 savings to get priceless information!

Call at (972) 739-2840 or visit our website to schedule an appointment and ask for the Movember promotion!


reat #1: ViaScan October Cancer Prevention Promotion

Spectacular ViaScan Fall Cancer Prevention Promotion exclusively for ViaScan website customers. Call ViaScan today and schedule quick, simple, non-invasive Virtual Colonoscopy for an unheard of cost of $895!!

Wow, this is 50% lower than ViaScan standard charge. Almost 85% lower than an invasive colonoscopy that also requires sedation!!

But wait! As if this is not amazing enough, how about adding a heart scan and body scan. These scans generally cost an additional $995, but you’ll get them FREE of charge!!

You are reading correctly! Call ViaScan at (972) 739-2840 or use our online form today and say you want the October Fall Cancer Prevention special.

Spectacular savings that include all three scans for a never seen before price of $895:

  1. Virtual Colonoscopy
  2. Heart Scan
  3. Body Scan!

This offer is a fantastic opportunity! Minimize your cost while ensuring future health for those without insurance or with high deductible insurance!!

ViaScan Virtual Colonoscopy is covered by insurance for those age 50 and older. We provide you with a superbill to send to your insurance company with costs that could go toward deductible or get reimbursed for some portion of your out of pocket costs for those who’ve met your deductible. Our practice is an out of network insurance provider.

What are you waiting on? Pick up the phone and call ViaScan now at (972) 739-2840 to schedule your October Cancer Prevention Virtual Colonoscopy Special. Our procedure is a colonoscopy with a scan – not a 6 ft. Colonoscope for only $895 plus receive an added benefit of an additional heart and body scan FREE Of CHARGE!!

Just remember, it’s not Prevention if you wait till a non-cancerous colon polyp turns into colon cancer!! Call ViaScan at (972) 739-2840 now!

Treat #2:

Add a carotid artery neck scan for stroke prevention to your body scan for only $99 more (normal cost=$495)


Call/schedule Virtual Colonoscopy scan for only $ 795 dollars – wow, normal cost for heart scan is $1,795 dollars. To make this a truly unbelievable offer – call ViaScan today at 972-739-2840 and add a heart & body scan at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE !!!

Colon Cancer is only preventable cancer detected BEFORE it becomes cancerous!!!

Wow, for $795 dollars you receive $ 2,790 dollars worth of most advanced wellness scans available today! Don’t miss out on this 1 day only ViaScan Heart-Healthy New Year special – call ViaScan at 972-739-2840, you will be glad you did!

• ViaScan Virtual Colonoscopy: recommended by professional medical

• ViaScan Virtual Colonoscopy utilizes a scan NOT a 6-foot invasive scope

• ViaScan Virtual Colonoscopy – No Anesthesia, no driver required,
return to normal activities immediately

Call ViaScan 972-739-2840 Today

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