Our unique approach to whole body MRI follows decades of clinical research into its use in cancer and major disease detection.
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI scanners generate detailed images of the entire body by manipulating magnetic fields and radio waves.
Unlike CT or X-rays, an MRI scan is a safe, non-invasive test that does not use radiation. This means that a MRI whole body examination can be performed as frequently as appropriate based on the individual risk factors of your patients.
Most doctors know MRI as a brilliant, sensitive anatomical imaging device. It can see anatomical features inside the body with greater detail and precision.
But with precision came a problem - we all have unique peculiarities that present in our bodies that are completely benign but appeared on such scans. With no functional information about what was being imaged, this raised the legitimate fear of false positives. As a result the medical profession has been reluctant to embrace MRI as a way to screen for medical problems in the absence of symptoms.
But in recent years advantages in MRI hardware and software has made available a new range of functional imaging approaches that, together with anatomical images, can tell a lot about the function of imaged tissue. Using a combination of such imaging approaches it is far easier to tell apart, for example, solid tumor masses from cysts or abscesses or to image in detail the arteries in the brain to look for aneurysms.
While the Prenuvo whole body scan is truly revolutionary, this doesn't mean that it is not backed by solid research. More than 300 clinical studies go into the scans and techniques that we use to image your body. In this section you can read more about how our approach compares for various different conditions.
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