Full Body MRI Imaging

By: AIM Medical Imaging - MRI Centre  17-08-2010
Keywords: Medical Clinic, Patient Care, Diagnostic Imaging


Not all Full Body MRI Scans are created equal. Our Radiologists have assembled unique equipment for generating and reviewing images to advance the field of diagnostic imaging with Advanced Cancer Detection Techniques. Our full body MRI machine, unlike other MRI machines in the country, produces images comparable to a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanner, without the radiation. Diffusion Weighted Imaging with Background Suppression (DWIBS) is able to distinguish a tumor in normal looking tissue. This is because unlike other MRI sequences, DWIBS shows the relatively dense molecular structure of the rapidly dividing tumor. This sequence was designed to achieve images similar to a PET scan. Research has shown DWIBS achieves a diagnostic confidence comparable to that of a PET scan. A facility with this unique capability plays an important role when choosing an imaging centre that's right for you.

Until recently, most MRI machines were unable to perform a full body examination. They could only perform individual parts where the study had to be stopped and the patient repositioned in a piecemeal fashion. Our machine is one of a few machines in the country that allows full body MRI imaging from head to toe while you lay quietly listening to music. We perform a thorough study of the brain and entire spine, with a complete systematic review of all of the abdominal and pelvic organs. We believe in the central role of comprehensive risk factor assessment and screening technologies in the early detection of disease. Our onsite radiologists will tailor the study to ensure that a patient focussed study is performed which adequately addresses all of your concerns. After your scan, our radiologists will review the examination with you and provide you with a copy of the study results.

Preventative Health Screening For You
Screening exams are designed to look for diseases before they cause symptoms. Early detection of diseases allows modification of risk factors or early medical intervention. A screening exam might be right for you if you are concerned about your health due to risk factors such as, family history of cancer, genetic or environmental risk of cancer induction such as smoking. Limitations All screening tests have limitations. Full body MRI screening is meant to supplement and not replace any other medical investigation unless discussed in advance with the radiologist. The patient still must attend exams such as annual mammography, PSA blood testing for men for prostate cancer surveillance, and colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer. Please be aware that the results of your screening scan may be very important and should be integrated with your overall health profile by your family physician.

Keywords: Diagnostic Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Clinic, Patient Care

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