Whole Body MRI
Whole-body MRI is a noninvasive screening technique that acquires images of the entire body in the coronal plane. It is a reliable method of detecting diseases throughout the body including malignant tumors by accurately differentiating between normal and abnormal tissues throughout the body.
Uses of Whole Body MRI
- Thoracic and abdominal organs
- Pelvic organs including the bladder and the reproductive organs.
- Blood vessels (including MR Angiography).
- Lymph nodes.
- Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Heart problems, such as congenital heart disease.
- A fetus in-utero
Benefits of the scan
- MRI is a noninvasive imaging technique that does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation.
- Non-contrast procedure
- Offers excellent detail of the bones and soft-tissue structures of the body.
- Early detection and evaluation of many focal lesions and tumors.