Stay one step ahead of potential health concerns with the Whole Body Screening MRI service at Raleigh Radiology. This proactive service empowers you with the knowledge and tools to catch issues early, when they're most treatable.
The Whole Body Screening MRI offers multiple benefits to patients:
The non-invasive procedure is offered at our Midtown location in Raleigh and is administered on a state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner. This advanced technology allows for faster scans, clearer imaging, and more precise diagnosis.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive medical test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio waves to create images of the body’s internal organs and structures. The resulting images reveal details that are invisible or hard to see when using other imaging methods, such as X-rays, ultrasound exams or CT (Computed Tomography) scans. Physicians often rely on these MRI images to accurately diagnose a variety of injuries, conditions, and diseases. Unlike other screening modalities, MRI DOES NOT use ionizing radiation to acquire and produce images for interpretation.
Regular MRIs are used for diagnostic purposes and focus on one organ or group of organs for a particular disease. This is for patients who have symptoms or are at elevated risk of disease. The Whole Body Screening MRI is an elective scan for a patient that is asymptomatic but is interested in finding out if there something internal (inside of them) that may not be causing symptoms yet but that does need to be addressed if found. Early detection is the main focus of all screening exams and this is no different.
Any patient who is willing to pay. The vast majority of patients can be scanned without issue. A small percentage of patients may have to undergo more scrutiny to determine if they can safely undergo an MRI examination (i.e., pacemakers, intra-orbital metal, and other current contraindications to MRI). Once you contact us, we will have a questionnaire for you to complete. This will be reviewed with you by one of our specialized MRI technologists and if necessary, one of our Radiologists to determine if you can be safely scanned or if modifications need to be made. We have been safely scanning thousands of patients for years at Raleigh Radiology and so we are highly experienced and take your safety seriously.
Tumors, spinal degenerative disease, aneurysms, liver disease, gallstones, to name a few
Limited for lung cancer and pulmonary nodules, limited for breast calcifications and breast cancer, limited for coronary artery disease. We offer specific screening exams (CT Lung Screening, Mammography and Coronary Artery CT Screening, respectively to screen for these entities).
Head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, thighs and calves (depending on your height)
Yes. There is no Ionizing Radiation with MRI.
There is no prep required for this exam. We do, however, recommend that you wear comfortable clothing. All metal jewelry will need to be removed prior to the scan.
It varies on the scan, but plan for 30-60 minutes.
We offer Screening Mammography for breast cancer screening, Low Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening (for qualified patients with risk factors), Cardiac Calcium Scoring CT for detection of coronary artery atherosclerotic disease.
Within 3 business days
After your scan, you will receive a phone call from a provider within 3 to 5 business days to review your images. Your images will be available in your referring providers' patient portal.
If something is found in your scans, our care team will notify your patient provider.
Yes. If you are unable to obtain one, we have a list of physicians who will gladly see you and provide an order.
They would have to order a "Whole Body Screening MRI"
No. Currently, Whole Body Screening MRI is not covered by insurance companies and requires private payment.
Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express payments at the time of service.