Why Should You Get a Full Body Scan?

One of the most common questions our patients ask is “What is the difference between a full body scan and a scan of just one part of the body?”

The main difference is that scans of a singular body area usually indicate a perceived health issue that the patient and his/her physician are often already aware of, such as a sore knee or an injured back.

In contrast, the whole body scan is a preventative health check-up: it is a general snapshot of an individual’s current state of health, and the perfect screening tool for those who wish to check for early detection of potential threats to overall wellbeing.

What Can Be Detected with Whole Body Imaging at AIM?

Whole Body MRI at AIM Medical Imaging-early stages of cancer, before symptoms arise (advanced cancer detection)

-small brain aneurysms, Multiple Sclerosis, brain masses and stroke

-tumours and metastasis

-abnormalities of liver, gall bladder, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, spleen

-spine degeneration, disc herniation, spinal lesions

-gynecological and ovarian cancer

-musculoskeletal concerns such as primary bone lesions or metastasis

-physical abnormalities that don’t align with patient’s age group

To learn more about AIM’s one-of-a-kind full body scan (complete with same-day consultation for peace of mind), click here.

2013-03-11T15:59:40-04:00March 11th, 2013|MRI, MRI Vancouver|

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