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Advanced Cancer Screening

Our Advanced Cancer Screening uses an innovative new method of MRI scanning known as Whole Body-Diffusion Weighted Imaging (WB-DWI).

Non-invasive screen

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 tumors, including those that are not usually the target of conventional screening programmes.

Full body cancer screening

Why is it better?

What happens on

the day

The report

Our experts

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

MRI Whole Body-Diffusion Weighted Imaging is able to detect tumours throughout the body, including in the following areas:

Brain | Prostate | Bladder | Kidney | Liver | Pancreas

As well as assessing for: Lymphoma | Myeloma

What are the benefits?

Like all MRI scans, this scan 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.

What happens on the day

1. Following your arrival at 9 Harley Street you will be seen by either our screening Doctor or Radiologist who will go through a series of pre-assessment questions with you.*

2. You will be escorted to the MRI department where you will be introduced to the radiographers and provided a hospital gown to change into.

3. You will be positioned on the scanner and the examination will begin. Throughout the scan you will be able to speak with the radiographers.

4. The scan lasts about 45 minutes after which you may leave the centre and return to your usual activities. 

5. The MR images will be reported by the Radiologist team and a completed comprehensive report sent back to you.

6. Should further treatment be required we will refer you to the best available specialists.

*These will review your medial history and help inform the reporting of the scan.

The report

You will receive the health screening report after 5 working days. This will either be sent to you via encrypted email or explained in person by the GP or Radiologist.

The report will provide in-depth analysis, broken down by body area, to provide you with all the detailed information required.

Our experts

Professor Anwar Padhani

Honorary lecturer at the University College of London, Dr. Padhani is radiologist internationally recognised 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’.

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    9 Harley Street

    London W1G 9QY


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