Our Advanced cancer screening uses an innovative new method of MRI scanning known as Diffusion Whole Body examination (DWB). This non-invasive technique has been developed through years of clinical research with the aim of diagnosing cancer much earlier in healthy people.
With our scan it is possible to diagnose asymptomatic tumours, including those that are not usually the target of conventional screening programmes.
Full Body Cancer Screening
- No harmful radiation
- No injected scanning contrasts
- No fasting preparation
- Complete in 45 minutes
- Return to work immediately with no side effects
Cancers covered by the scan
Diffusion Whole Body MRI will be able to detect tumours from 3mm in size throughout the body, including in the following areas:
- Non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
What are the benefits?
Like all MRI scans, DWB does not involve ionizing radiation, and does not require the injection of contrast agents. It is a non-invasive assessment with no biological risk.
It allows the Radiologists to detect cancer lesions as small as 3 millimetres; small enough to provide an effective early diagnosis.
Unlike most screening scans this exam requires no medication in advance, no unpleasant pre-scan bowel diuretics and as no medication is required, you can return to work immediately afterwards with no concern of side effects. There is also no need to fast before the scan.
We believe that the best cure for many tumours is through prevention in healthy people.
Professor Anwar Padhani
Honorary lecturer at the University College of London, Dr. Padhani is radiologist internationally recognized for his work in oncological MRI. He is currently responsible for the magnetic resonance imaging department and Head of Imaging Research at Paul Strickland Scanner, Mount Vernon Cancer Center, Northwood.
Professor Dow-Mu Koh
Professor in Functional Cancer Imaging at the Institute of Cancer Research and Consultant Radiologist in Functional Imaging at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Prof. Koh has had numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and textbooks. In 2009 he co-edited a book, ‘Diffusion-weighted MRI: Applications in the Body’.
What happens on the day
How much will it cost?