What is examined during a Total Body Scan® Basic?
The Total Body Scan Basic uses the technologies 3 Tesla MRI and ultrasound to examine your major organs and blood vessels. Finally, your lungs/thorax are thoroughly checked using CT (Low Low-Dose).
Content and Procedure of the Total Body Scan® Basic
Our Total Body Scan® is a medical check-up consisting of radiological examinations MRI, CT, and ultrasound. This comprehensive screening can help to rule out tumour diseases, heart attacks, and strokes. At the same time, it provides a comprehensive insight into your current state of health in just one day.
We offer the check-up in four variants/packages to satisfy different needs.
Regardless of the package we always examine the most important organs and blood vessels. Depending on your state of health and possible health risks, all packages can be individually adapted or supplemented with additional examinations such as heart and laboratory tests.
Our preventive screenings usually take 1.5 to 5 hours to complete depending on the scope of services. Independent medical specialists prepare the findings. The results are then discussed with you verbally on the day of the examination. You will receive a DVD with all scans to take home. The final written report will be sent to you by post after evaluation and validation a few days later.
Content and Procedure of a Total Body Scan® Basic
Our independent cooperating physicians devote plenty of time to take a detailed medical history and discuss with you your current health status and any health complaints. Our friendly and supportive staff will accompany you during the examination.
With the help of an MRI, we can detect changes such as tumours, brain infarction, bleeding and inflammation at an early stage. We examine the carotid artery for calcifications and changes that can lead to cerebral infarction or cerebral haemorrhage. We check the cervical spine for issues such as herniated disc, trauma, narrowing, wear and tear, cervical spine syndrome. We also thoroughly examine the upper and lower abdomen as well as the thyroid gland.
With the help of a CT of the thorax we are able to diagnose chronic lung disease (COPD), pneumonia, a lung tumour or a blocked blood vessel in the direction of the lungs (pulmonary embolism). If indicated, we additionally perform a cardiac CT scan (calcium scoring) to check for any calcification of the coronary arteries. This is a low low-dose CT scan with minimal radiation and is state-of-the-art.
We examine the carotid artery and thyroid gland thoroughly by ultrasound. The tissue reflects the ultrasound waves which makes it possible to visualise the tissue structure and detect any changes.
The results of the examination will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. We always take plenty of time for our customers.
You will get the results of all examinations after evaluation and validation as a written and digital report.
The wide opening of the new Tesla-3 MRI machine offers significantly more comfort. This means that an MRI examination is no longer perceived as constricting even for patients with claustrophobia. It is achieved by variably adjustable lighting, music and video projection. This intelligent solution means that the patient no longer has to look at the tube. The examination time is halved which additionally contributes to your well-being.