Total Body Scan from Prescan ®

The Total Body Scan  allows you to gain insight into your health. During this examination the vital organs and blood vessels are examined. In order to obtain the best possible picture of your body, we include the Preventive Cardio Package with our Total body Scan. We recommend supplementing the Total Body Scan with the Complete
Laboratory Test to examine blood, urine and other factors that may play a role in your personal situation. Scans alone provide extensive detail about the internal structures, but not about the functioning of organs, such as the heart, liver, thyroid glands and the kidneys.

When initially contacting Prescan, you will have a consultation with one of our staff. They will complete a Medical history intake form with you for the doctors who will conduct the examinations, which will assist in identifying and assessing health risk factors. Furthermore, a GP will discuss your concerns or any symptoms you may be experiencing, before the examinations start. A team of medical specialists working for Highgate Hospital will carry out the examinations. This team is made up of a radiologist, cardiologist, a general practitioner and a laboratory physician. All results are analysed by these specialists and

discussed with you the following week during the GP follow up consultation either by telephone or face to face. 

 

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During the Total Body Scan use is made of the MRI-scanner and, if deemed necessary the CT-scanner. If you have metal implants (e.g.pacemaker etc.) in your body, you may not be eligible to undergo an MRI-scan. In that case the above mentioned MRI-scans will be substituted by an alternative method of examination.

The Total Body Scan can be a combination of the following examinations:

 

MRI scan 

MRI-scan

The scanner is a strong magnet that sends radio waves through the body. The magnetic tissues in the body then send a faint radio signal back. The receiver collects all those signals and the computer builds a picture of what is inside. It produces no radiation and has no cancer risk. More about MRI »

 
CT scan

CT-scan

This is a special form of examination making cross-section images of the internal body parts and organs, especially of those organs that are in a state of constant motion, such as the heart and lungs. The complete examination has a duration of about 5 to 10 minutes. . More about CT »

 

Ultrasound

Ultrasonic pressure waves and echoes inside the tissue show the internal structure.
 
 

 

Laboratory Test (Blood, urine and stool tests)

Including cholesterol, complete blood count, haematology, biochemistry, glucose, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). The test has a sensitivity of 65%. If positive, a colonoscopy is required (NHS guidelines)

 

A Total Body Scan has a duration of 3-4 hours (See also 'A day at Prescan' »). You will be given CD-Rom of the MRI & CT images made during the scan the following week. You will receive your report via email within 7 working days. Upon receiving your results, you may select from a list of GP Tele-Consult times to discuss your results. The Total Body Scan was developed by, and is under the constant supervision of 28 medical specialists (and authorities in their own specific field), and the earlier mentioned Vienna Medical Scientific Board. The content of the examination program is consistently tested and improved according to the latest criteria and developments in medical science.

Diagnostic of the colon

The colon cannot be checked for polyps and bowel cancers during the MRI Total Body Scan this is because the inside of your colon is moving at all times. The images are so distorted by this that the diagnostic value of it declines. The most appropriate method assessing these organs is by performing a CT colonoscopy or colonoscopy; we can perform CT colonoscopies with referral here at Prescan. Read more Important information about screening »

Why MRI and not CT?

MRI scanning takes advantage of the natural magnetic properties of the tissues in your body. The scanner is a strong magnet that sends radio waves through the body. The magnetic tissues in the body then send a faint radio signal back. The receiver collects all those signals and the computer builds a picture of what is inside. It produces no radiation and has no cancer risk. Read more »
 

Patients who have a medical history concerning tumours

Prescan does not carry out control check-ups on patients who have previously had cancer or are less than 5 years in remission.

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Why Prescan?

Uses safe MRI, no harmful CT radiation

No GP referral necessary

Client satisfaction: 8.5

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