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Whole-body MRI scan

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Are you looking for a comprehensive and reliable way to check your health and detect any signs of cancer? If so, you may be interested in our private whole-body MRI cancer scan service.

If you feel you need a whole-body MRI scan, please speak your doctor, who will be able to refer you if they believe this is the right option for you.

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We’re world leaders in whole-body MRI

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is the world leader in whole-body MRI for cancer and has done more scans of this type than any other centre in the world.

Our whole-body cancer scan is a non-invasive and painless procedure that uses advanced imaging technology to examine your entire body for any abnormalities or growths that could indicate cancer. The scan covers all the major organs and systems, including the brain, lungs, heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, colon, prostate, breast, ovaries, uterus, thyroid, lymph nodes and bones.

What to expect

Our whole-body MRI scan takes between 30-40 minutes, using one of our very up-to-date, recently installed artificial intelligence-enabled MRI scanners. After the scan, one of our experienced radiologists will review your results and write up a report, which will be sent to the doctor who referred you to us. Your referrer will then discuss your results with you, including any next steps depending on the scan results. We are also happy to provide you with your scan results directly after your doctor has seen them.

Why should you consider having a whole-body MRI scan for cancer screening?

Our whole-body cancer scan is a valuable tool for early detection and prevention of cancer. It can help you:

  • Find out if you have cancer before it causes any symptoms or spreads to other parts of your body.
  • To reduce your anxiety and uncertainty about your health status especially if there are risk factors such as a strong family history of cancers developing in younger family members.
  • Take proactive steps to improve your lifestyle and reduce your cancer risk factors.

Who should consider having a whole-body MRI cancer check?

Our whole-body cancer scan is suitable for anyone who wants to have a thorough and accurate assessment of their cancer risk. It is especially recommended for people who have:

  • A family history or personal history of cancer
  • A genetic mutation or syndrome that increases their cancer risk
  • Exposure to environmental toxins or radiation that could cause cancer
  • Symptoms or signs that could indicate cancer.

    We scan for cancers that the NHS does not look for in an active way. The whole-body MRI scan supplements the NHS screening programme and is not a replacement.

Things that you should know about whole-body MRI cancer screening

1. Whole-body MRI can miss very early cancers that measure < 1cm in size. Hence, it is important to be looked after by a general physician who has a holistic view and can provide long-term care and advice.

2. Cancer screening tests offered by the NHS for specific areas in the body (e.g., mammograms, colonoscopy, stool test for blood, low-dose chest CT, serum PSA) can detect cancer at specific sites and are complementary to whole-body MRI scans. They should be undertaken when recommended by the physician or where appropriate. 

Speak to your doctor about having a whole-body MRI scan with us

If you want to take charge of your health and wellbeing and are interested in having a whole-body MRI scan at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, please speak to your doctor, who will be able to refer you if they believe it is the right option for you.

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