Prescan® Total Bodyscan

Physical complaints or simply curious about your health?
Make a 3D trip through your body, with our Total Body Scan.
Schedule a non-binding appointment or receive
free advice from one of our clinical coordinators.

The following week                    

From the start we compile the research program with you. All examinations shall be carried out in one day. You will receive the results the following week after completion of the examination.

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No waiting periods, no referral

We do not have any waiting periods at Prescan. You can simply indicate if you are in a hurry. We will make space, even when there is no space. We can help you with or without a referral from the physician.

Professionals with years of experience

We understand that it could be a great step to make the decision to undergo a Total Body Scan. Know that our physicians have years of experience. With us, you are in goods hands. 

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Better on time, than (too) late

Our Total Body Scan provides immediate insight into your health.

A Total Body Scan is a complete physical examination, aimed at detecting specific diseases. We normally use various examination methods, because some organs require a different method to others. The focus is on ruling out cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In addition, we specifically look at certain complaints or (family) risk factors. There are different examination programs. Together with you, we compile the program that suits you best and as you want it. The duration may differ depending on the program.

The Total Body Scan from Prescan®

Insight into your health

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 Preventative 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 how well the organs are functioning such as the heart, liver, thyroid glands and the kidneys.

Medical history intake and examinations

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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MRI scans
MRI Brain
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Detection of brain infarcts/hermorrhage, brain tumors, structural abnormalities of the brain and assesment of the sinuses and orbits

MRI Angiogram (Arteries of the brain and neck)

Narrowing or obstruction of the arteries inside the brain and in the carotid region of the neck and aneurysm detection inside the brain blood vessels, which can lead to brain hemorrhage and stroke.

MRI Abdomen (Upper Abdomen)
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Liver, gall bladder, kidneys, spleen and pancreas for any obvious abnormality/mass lesions, obstruction to the biliary and renal system. The abdominal aorta is assessed for aneurysm and detection of enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen.

MRI Pelvis (Lower Abdomen)
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Detection of any abnormality in the pelvic organs (male/female). Uterus, cervix and ovaries are assessed on MRI for any obvious mass lesion. Detection of fibroids, adenomyosis and cysts in ovaries. Prostate is assessed for shape, size and signal characteristics. Lymph nodes along pelvic sidewalls and detection of prolapsed bladder

Cardioprogram
ECG at rest
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Gives us information about heart rythm and the level of oxygen in the heart muscle at rest.

Echocardiograph/Doppler (heart, valves, pumpfunction, chambers of the heart)
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Gives us information about heart valves, heart chambers and pump function

Peak expiratory flow (PEF)
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Gives us information about the volume in the lungs

Consult Physiologist
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The results of the cardioprogram will be discussed with you by one of our cardiologists. He/she will give you a personal advice.

Laboratory Research
FOB testing
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Fecal Occult Blood, 1/2/3 day stool collection

* This price is excluded £ 35,- intake- and administration fee. £ 1.995 £ 1.795
Optional examinations
Laboratory Testing £199

Contains a blood sample screening profile. The scans tell you what your organs look like - the lab tests tell you how well these major organs are functioning.

Exercise Tolerance test £175

The Exercise Tolerance Test will help to assess a possible case of coronary heart disease. In this condition there is narrowing of the blood vessels supplying the heart.

Visceral Fat measurement £175

A safe and accurate way to tell if you are storing excess visceral fat. Including testosterone blood test.

CT scan Heart £350

This scan (for 40 years+) screens for calcification of coronary arteries, which can in turn result in a myocardial infarction (heart attack). Includes risk assessment for the next five years, and checks for infection of the heart muscle and pericardium.

CT scan Lungs £449

Gives insight in your lung capacity.

Breast ultrasound <40 £279

There are several possibilities for a (preventative) breast examination. These examinations are all possible in consultation with our medical coordinators.

Breast Mammogram >40 £295

There are several possibilities for a (preventative) breast examination. These examinations are all possible in consultation with our medical coordinators.

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You are in good hands with our friendly guidance and medical professionals.

It is our intention to make your day with Prescan as pleasant as possible. We are well aware that having yourself examined could be a frightening step. What are they going to find? If only I had been healthy... 

Thorough preparation makes all the difference.

It is important that you get properly informed about preventative medical examination, such as the Total Body Scan. Knowing what the limitations are, the advantages or disadvantages of specific examination methods are, prevents an incorrect expectation.

 

 
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How frequently do I repeat an examination?

We recommend that a body scan be repeated with some regularity. The human body is constantly in motion and although diseases frequently develop slowly, you would rather have them detected at an early stage before they could give rise to symptoms.

Depending on age, personal risk factors and previous findings, we recommend undergoing an examination every two, three years at most.

What if something is found?

The following week after the examinations you will receive a GP follow up consultation, either face to face or by telephone, to go through the reports. Within 2 weeks after that, you will receive the written reports and a CD containing all the images.

 

An examination you can rely on

Prescan is an active market leader in the field of preventative Medical Examination and research both nationally, and internationally. We have referred over 100,000 Bodyscans since 2003, and are recognized as world leaders in advanced medical health screening.



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Methods of examination.

  • Examination methods

    Prescan’s Total Body Scan is a customised examination program, put together based on your personal situation and wishes. From the initial call, you are in contact with experienced nursing examination coordinators. Furthermore, you are dealing with a team of medical specialists. 

    The full body scan provides insight into the most important parts of your body. The examination consists of harmless MRI scans of the most vital organs:

    • head (skull/brain: constrictions, dilations of the blood vessels, brain injuries and brain tumours)
    • carotid arteries
    • upper abdomen (liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas and gall bladder)
    • lower abdomen (bladder, aorta, prostate/ovaries)
    • lumbar vertebra (pelvic and hip joints, overview scan)

    MRI is an examination technique that surpasses an X-ray. Hundreds of images are taken of your body by using a large magnetic field. In doing so, a physician can gains greater clarity sooner about a possible abnormality or disease. 

    In addition, we perform a cardiological examination in the Total Body Scan program. By doing this, an image of the heart is obtained by using an ultrasound (sound waves). We assess the functioning of the heart valves, the blood flow, the ventricles and the pumping action, at rest.

    If needed, the body scan can be further extended with other supplementary examinations, such as CT scans or a laboratory examination. With CT scans, an organ, such as the heart or lungs, is mapped layer by layer. The images are converted into three-dimensional images. A (very limited) dose of X-rays is used for this examination. That is why we only use this instrument in the presence of one or more risk factors. In a laboratory examination, different laboratory values of blood, urine and stools are examined for, for example, (indications of) inflammation.

  • MRI scan

    With MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), we screen the most vital organs and blood vessels. We perform MRI scans of the head, carotid arteries, upper abdomen, lower abdomen and lumbar spine. Thanks to this technique, details up to 5 mm are observable  

    The MRI examination takes approximately 45 minutes and about 800 images are created in this time. During scanning, you lie on a comfortable couch, which is pushed into a kind of tunnel. In view of the magnetic field, the MRI scan may not be suitable for people with a pacemaker of other metal implants. Should that be the case, other examination methods are available.

    You receive the results of the MRI examination the following week afther the examination. The cardiologist immediately informs you of the results of your examinations.

  • CT scan

    In case of a CT scan (Computer Tomography), X-rays are used to create image cross-sections. Thereby, we obtain a good image of constantly moving organs, such as the lungs and the heart. During this examination, you are supported by a comfortable couch and are subsequently pushed through a type of ring. 

    A very low dose of X-rays is applied during a CT scan, because the radiation could be harmful in case of repeated use.  That is why we do not use this examination tool for screening. A CT scan, as part of the Total Body Scan, is advisable for people with lung complaints and/or in case of heavy (former) smokers.

  • Ultrasound of the heart

    Ultrasound is a technique that uses sound waves. For example, this happens in the cardiological examination that forms part of the Total Body Scan. During this examination that takes 15 minutes, an image of the heart is obtained using ultrasound. The functioning of the heart valves, the blood flow, the ventricles and the pumping action are assessed, at rest.

  • Laboratory

    The Total Body Scan provides a good representation of the two- and three-dimensional structure of the major organs and blood vessels. You will learn more about the functioning of your organs (kidneys, thyroid, liver), the blood count, risk factors for cardiovascular disease and the chance of certain types of cancer with an extensive laboratory examination. We look at about 50 values during this examination. We may measure possible supplementary values in case of specific complaints or individual needs. 

    You do not receive the results immediately, because some tests require cultivation before further analysis by the laboratory physicians. The report with the measured values and recommendations is forwarded within 10 days.

Thorough preparation makes all the difference

It is important that you get properly informed about preventative medical examination, such as the Total Body Scan. Knowing what the limitations, the advantages or disadvantages of specific examination methods are, prevents an incorrect expectation.

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More about Prescan & preventative medical examination

Prescan has been an active and market leader in the field of preventative medical examinations domestically and abroad for 13 years. Over the past years, Prescan has expanded into a Knowledgeable  Institute for preventative examinations, with more than fifty different highly qualified physicians and twelve hospitals in the Netherlands and  just across the border in Germany, in England and in Austria. Where do people still have time for you?

What is a Total Body Scan?

 A Total Body Scan provides insight into your current health situation. You could call it a preventative medical scan of the body. Any diseases and disorders can be detected at an early stage with such an examination. That charts the risks in time and increases the chance of curing or stabilising a disease. A Total Body Scan is a precautionary, preventative examination that could sometimes be vital. 

What does such a body scan actually look like? This can vary from one individual to the next, because every person is unique. After the extensive medical intake, the examination program is tailored to your personal situation: your age and lifestyle, your medical history, the health risks in the family and possible complaints.

Our team of medical specialists will subsequently map your body by using different examination techniques. The total body scan is a combination of different examinations. Among others, we look at the presence of tumours and inflammation, but also at the risks of a disease. The advantages of a full body scan is that you immediately know where you stand. A referral from your GP is not necessary: you can just make an appointment (sometimes for as early as the next day). You get to learn the result and the recommendations of the team of specialists in the following week after the examinations. Everything is gone through with you in a personal or telephone conversation. The total body scan may lead to a targeted follow-up examination, such as a CT scan of the heart or lungs or breast examination. We can make sure that you receive prompt help. Sometimes, this can even be performed as supplementary examination in our clinic on the same day, but you can normally be accommodated by one of the hospitals that Prescan cooperates with, within one week.

In most cases (90%), our clients will have good reasons to feel reassured after the total body scan. People just feel better after the reassurance. Moreover, our examinations seem to result in a positive change in lifestyle. Healthier living can prevent serious diseases. The following therefore also applies: prevention is better than cure. 

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