MRI of the Full Body
A doctor or physician may order a MRI scan of the full body to get a general overview of all the internal organs. An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not. Many organs in your body can be seen during a quality MRI of the full body.
Organs of the chest and abdomen can be seen during a MRI of the full body, including the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, bowel, pancreas, and adrenal glands.
Other organs that can be evaluated include pelvic organs including the bladder. The reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and prostate can be seen as well.
Blood vessels and lymph nodes are also examined during a quality MRI of the full body.
A quality MRI scan can show radiologists what may be causing your signs and symptoms and it’s important that you find the best machines and radiologists possible to receive the best imaging.
Reasons for a Full Body MRI:
A full body MRI scan may be done to check for certain cancers or other illness. The MRI may show tissue that has cancer cells and tissue that does not have cancer cells.
A full body MRI can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. An MRI scan may be used if surgery is needed to remove a growth or lump.
A MRI scan of the full body can show healthcare providers how well a treatment for a disease is working and the results of a quality MRI scan can help in the plan for the best treatment forward.
A Full Body MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the full body can help diagnose or monitor benign or malignant tumors, whether primary or secondary.
A full body MRI can show infections, abnormalities, and diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease (or other heart problems), or inflammation of the blood vessels.
A MRI of the full body can also show a fetus in the womb of a pregnant woman.
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