Preventive Imaging

Radiology located in Bellevue, WA

Preventive Imaging services offered in Bellevue, WA

Preventive imaging helps to detect medical conditions in their earliest stages, even if you haven’t noticed any symptoms yet. At Bellevue Medical Imaging, PLLC, in Bellevue, Washington, Brian Jacobs, MD, provides several preventive imaging services and screenings for various diseases. Call Bellevue Medical Imaging or book an appointment online for your next screening today.

Preventive Q&A

What is preventive imaging?

Preventive imaging, a type of medical screening, includes imaging tests that you get despite not having any symptoms or active medical concerns. Instead, you get these tests based on your risk factors alone. If your physician recommends preventive imaging, it’s because your age, family history, or personal medical history puts you at an increased risk. 


There are several imaging tests Dr. Jacobs might use for your preventive screening depending on the type you need. This includes:


  • Mammograms
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scanning
  • DEXA scans for bone density


Not all screenings use imaging tests, but many do. You can get any preventive imaging procedure you need at Bellevue Medical Imaging. The practice offers a full suite of radiology services for your convenience.

Which conditions can preventive imaging detect?


Preventive imaging procedures, depending on the type you get, can detect many medical conditions that affect your quality of life. Discovering these conditions early on in their development with preventive imaging leads to easier treatment and better outcomes. 


Bellevue Medical Imaging offers preventive screenings for:


  • Breast cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers and other colon conditions
  • Lung cancer


Your physician lets you know when it’s time for screenings like these and others that don’t use imaging tests. 

What happens after a preventive imaging test?


Soon after a preventive imaging test, you get your results from Dr. Jacobs. He shows you the results and can describe any abnormalities that appear. If your results are normal, you don’t need to take any further action until it’s time for your next screening.


Abnormal screening results don’t necessarily mean you have the condition that the screening looks for. Instead, they just mean you need further testing. Dr. Jacobs lets you know what you need to do next. For example, if a mammogram finds an abnormality, you might need a breast ultrasound or biopsy next. With multiple medical tests, you’re more likely to get accurate answers.


Learn more about preventive imaging and find out which tests you might need by booking an appointment over the phone or online at Bellevue Medical Imaging today.