Detroit center offers body 'tours'

September 10, 2003

Equipped with a GE Lightspeed and staffed by two board-certified radiologists, a new imaging center has begun offering heart, lung, and full-body CTs in the Detroit suburb of Warren. For the first three months of operation, center directors are selling

Equipped with a GE Lightspeed and staffed by two board-certified radiologists, a new imaging center has begun offering heart, lung, and full-body CTs in the Detroit suburb of Warren. For the first three months of operation, center directors are selling full-body scans for $425, described as the "lowest price in the Midwest and possibly the nation." The introductory offer will be good through Nov. 25.

The center is packaging the full-body scans as the ultimate preventive tool-"catching medical problems early, when they're most treatable." They described GE's Lightspeed as "a large, square machine with a hole in its center. There are no long, enclosed tubes, thus no claustrophobia."