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Genomics: A Deeper Understanding

Advanced Clinical Tests & Imaging

At the Health Nucleus, we don’t stop with genome sequencing. To truly understand you – and get a deep picture of your health – we offer advanced clinical tests and imaging.

The Full Body MRI

Our diagnostic MRI provides precise images of your body’s anatomy. Our imaging assessment is comprehensive, including quantitative neurological segmentation, head and neck vasculature assessment, and early cancer detection.

Our Tests, Your Health

DXA (Dual-Energy X-Ray) is a non-invasive imaging test that measures bone density, muscle mass, and percentage of body fat. The DXA scan is used in the Health Nucleus to assess bone loss, fracture risk, and provide additional insights into body composition. DXA can also provide a view into the current risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis.

Your gait and balance is determined by a combination of physical functioning of joints, muscles, nerves and brain. At the Health Nucleus, gait and balance are quantitatively measured through the integration of time and pressure of footfall during your baseline walk, and while performing other cognitive-based tests.

An echocardiogram is a test that measures cardiac structure and function, including the movement of valves, heart muscle, and blood flow. The Health Nucleus leverages this 3D and 4D technology to gain insights into your heart muscle function and valve structure, as well as your blood flow.

Carotid Intimal Media Thickness (CIMT) utilizes ultrasound technology to quantify plaque in the carotid arteries; this plaque is caused by build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances. This plaque is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

An electrocardiogram (ECG) measures the electrical activity in your heart. It can also provide information about heart muscle thickness and chamber size. The electrocardiogram measures the time it takes for different areas of the heart to contract and relax, and can provide insights into inherited arrhythmia disorders.

An electrocardiogram (ECG) measures your heart activity and rhythm over a few seconds. Abnormalities (arrhythmias) can often be intermittent, so the Health Nucleus monitors over longer periods of time using a continuous heart rate monitor to measure your heart rhythm for up to two weeks. Our additional monitoring and analysis enhances understanding of disease risk.

Sleep apnea is a condition that has been associated with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. During sleep, breathing may momentarily stop, causing changes in oxygenation. This under-diagnosed condition has been linked to an increased risk of stroke. The Health Nucleus will provide an at-home monitor that can be used to diagnose sleep apnea, providing an individual’s Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI), which can be used in further diagnosis and treatment.

A neuro-cognitive assessment looks at brain functioning, and is essential in understanding physical health. There are genetic underpinnings to cognitive functioning, which include risk for neurological diseases. Combined with multiple tests in the Health Nucleus, the assessment evaluates your current cognitive functioning. The assessment includes simple motor performance, attention, memory, and executive function.