Detect pathological changes of your body.

Whole-Body MRI


Why do you need a whole-body MRI?

Some changes in your body may go with nonspecific, gradual discomfort. Tiredness, fatigue, malaise, sweating at night, dizziness, or impaired performance can be vague signs. A physical examination and a comprehensive blood count often give no clear insight and the doctors can not clearly specify the area of the body for which an imaging technique should be performed.

Other pathological changes of your body don't cause symptoms for a long time, and will be detected too late to profit from good treatment opportunities.

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HiTech diagnostics offer a gentle and appropriate solution to detect these kind of changes in the body: the so-called whole-body MRI.



The method of magnetic resonance imaging operates without X-rays only on the basis of a magnetic field. In just 45 minutes detailed full body layer images of high diagnostic value are created. This powerful and gentle method is ideal as a basic examination, which may be complemented with specialized exams of specific regions of the body in case of suspicious findings.

The investigation is particularly suited for the early diagnosis of diseases of the soft tissues (upper abdomen, liver, spleen and kidneys) and the bones (especially inflammatory changes, tumor metastases or trauma episodes).

So, malformations, hidden inflammation or growths in the body remain no longer hidden, but can be treated specifically.

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The detection or exclusion of pathological changes of the lymphatic system, particularly the lymph nodes, as well as the search for unknown tumors in the neck, thorax and extremities are domains of whole-body MRI scan.

Today an appropriate holistic medical early diagnosis should encompass a whole-body MRI as well as medical conversation with physical examination, exercise ECG and an extensive laboratory testing of blood and urine.

The whole-body MRI offers itself as part of the check-up program as from 45th birthday.

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Even for cancer follow-up and for the detection of distant metastases the whole-body MRI is well suited (besides PET-CT), because tumor markers and other laboratory values ​​can not exclude metastases.

So if you suffer from cancer, the whole-body MRI is an excellent method to detect tumor metastases in all organ systems, such as brain, lungs, liver, lymph nodes, and skeletal system in an early stage well before specific symptoms are detected.

Limits of the whole-body MRI show up today in the detection of breast tumors (better: mammography) of prostate tumors (better: ultrasound by the urologist, supplemented by multiparametric MRI of the prostate), stomach, small intestine and large intestine diseases (better: colonscopy), in the diagnosis of joint disease and the imaging of the coronary vessels. However, the method PET-CT has similar constraints, too.