The speed of innovation in the imaging field is astounding. Our new 3‑Tesla MRI machine allows us to scan the entire body from head to toe in a single step. We are thereby able to offer cancer patients a well-established technology for detecting malignant changes at an early stage. For healthy persons, the full-body scan can also be part of preventative screening. Further measures are discussed in case our experts detect any unusual structures.
About the appointment
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Requirements for a full-body MRI
- You are required to bring any previous findings (doctor’s letter, MR, CT results) to the examination.
- A full-body MRI does not involve any radiation exposure.
- The procedure is suitable for those in their 50th year of life who want to take advantage of the possibilities of early detection imaging beyond usual preventative screening.
- It is not possible to perform an MRI on persons wearing a pacemaker.
- Prior clarification is required in case you have any implants.
Procedure for a full-body MRI
- A full-body MRI takes between 30 and 40 minutes.
- The examination is completely painless.
- After removing your clothes, you assume a supine position while your head is in the magnetic tube. The tube is illuminated, ventilated and also has a viewing window.
- Earplugs dampen the sounds of the MRI machine.
- An emergency bell and intercom system are also available.
- It is absolutely necessary for you to lie still so that we can generate high-quality images. Please let us know if you suffer from claustrophobia.
Costs & reimbursement
Full-body MRs are currently not listed within the benefits catalogue of statutory health insurers and therefore only covered through private health insurance.
Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.
We are happy to advise you personally in this regard.