DexaScan for Bone Density 312.567.2273
Osteoporosis is a disease that lowers bone mass, increasing the risk of major fractures. Over 10 million Americans are diagnosed with Osteoporosis—80% are women. Some women are at greater risk than others and many may not even know they have osteoporosis as some people do not have any symptoms. Your T-score is the value used to determine if you need medication to maintain bone mass, thus reducing bone loss and fracture risk.
At Mercy, you’ll find the DexaScan—the most advanced diagnostic screening tool for the measurement of bone density and T-score results. Early detection leads to a stronger, healthier life and at Mercy we’re leading the way with a gold standard of care and advanced technology.
A physician referral is required for DexaScan; so talk to your doctor today about your risk for Osteoporosis and if screening is right for you.To find a physician at Mercy, call Physician Referral at 1.800.Doctors or 312.567.2600.
To schedule a DexaScan, call the Scheduling Center at 312.567.2273 or request an appointment on-line.
Revolutionizing & Customizing Heart Screening 312.567.6088
When it comes to matters of the heart, you want nothing but the highest quality, personalized care for you and your loved ones. At Mercy, where patients always come first, we’re revolutionizing heart care with the latest in non-invasive cardiac screening and the most sophisticated diagnostic technology.
With the hospital’s state-of-the-art 64-Slice CT scanner, Mercy doctors are able to obtain precise images of the heart, lungs and arteries in just minutes with no discomfort to the patient. Mercy is one of the few hospitals in Illinois to offer this sophisticated heart-scanning technology. The scanner is able to take 192 images of the heart per second, providing high-resolution, near perfect three-dimensional images. This allows doctors to spot and treat blockages that could lead to a heart attack.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Early detection is the key to successful treatment of heart disease, and early identification of a person’s risk of heart disease can help prevent the condition from ever developing. That’s why Mercy offers a variety of customized heart screenings to assess your personal risk for heart disease. So whether you’re young or old, high or low risk, customize your heart screen with Chicago’s Heart Hospital—Mercy.
To schedule an appointment for your customized Mercy Heart Screening, call 312.567.6088 or request an appointment on-line.
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Mammography: Smarter diagnostics for better breast health 312.567.2273
Experts agree that regular mammograms are the best way for women over the age of 40 to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages when it most treatable. For high-quality screening, Chicago women need look no further than Mercy. Mercy utilizes R2, a computer-aided detection system that assists radiologists in finding potential cancers as early possible. Once your mammography film is reviewed by our expert radiologist, it receives a second review using this advanced system that detects even the most subtle changes in breast tissue.
A physician referral or prescription is required and mammography is covered by most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid.
To schedule your annual screening mammogram, please call 312.567.2273 or request an appointment on-line. To find a physician with Mercy, call 1.800.DOCTORS or 312.567.2600 or vist our on-line Find a Physician directory.
Body Index Analysis 312.922.3011, Extension 227
For only $20 and 20 minutes of your time, you can receive comprehensive information about your body composition with the Body Index Anaysis (BIA). As compared to Body Mass Index (BMI), BIA offers more information about your body composition and reports better data indicating how fit you are. The BIA report provides consistent data about body composition, fluid distribution and tissue health and survivability, all crucial for determining your health goals. The $20/20 BIA test includes a comprehensive body composition report, a brief consult with a registered dietitian, and health and nutrtion recommendations. The BIA test determines: hydration, lean body mass (muscle), body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), cell functionality, and basal metabolic rate (BMR). Conveniently available at Mercy Medical at Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk Street. To schedule an appointment, please call 312.922.3011, extension 227.
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) at Mercy 312.567.2619
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the Illinois Department of Public Health, the IBCCP offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests and cancer treatment to uninsured and underinsured women. As a lead agency for IBCCP, Mercy provides exams, diagnostic screenings and biopsies and coordinates treatment for women diagnosed with cancer. Screening is available to all women—regardless of income level—and all women are welcome and encouraged to contact Mercy for an appointment. To learn more about IBCCP, call 312.567.2619 or visit www.cancerscreening.illinois.gov.
Illinois WISEWOMAN Program (IWP) at Mercy 312.567.2619
The Illinois WISEWOMAN Program's mission is to provide Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer eligible participants, who are low-income, under-or uninsured 40-64 years old, with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to improve diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle behaviors to prevent, delay, and control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases. Following lipid, glucose, and blood pressure measurements, IWP participants can choose one of four lifestyle interventions that best suits their risks and motivations. Unique to the IWP is Level 3 Lifestyle intervention, which consists of four fun dietary and physical activity sessions designed to empower Illinois WISEWOMAN Program participants to prevent, delay, and control cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.
If you would like more information or would like to see if you are eligible to join IWP, contact your local health department or call the Women's Health-Line at 1-888-522-1282.