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When is the examination needed?

Full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a thorough screening examination of the entire body, and often indicates internal changes even before any discomfort is experienced. Should a disease be detected and treated at an early stage, it can be cured in many cases.

Broad range of applications 

The entire skeletal system and spine can be shown with the whole-body MRI. This allows, amongst other things, for example the early identification of possible changes in the bones, the intervertebral discs, and the muscles.
 
The abdominal organs, the lymphatic system, the brain and the spinal canal, with the spinal cord and nerves, can be mapped well with the full-body MRI.
 
A special form of whole-body MRI is the whole-body MR angiography. This procedure provides an excellent, detailed overall view on the status of all the arteries from head to toe, after administration of an intravenous contrast agent. The examination gives detailed information on the state of all arteries in the body. This allows, for example, timely identification of arteriosclerotic changes, which is essential for early detection of cardiovascular diseases.
 
The full-body examination can also be helpful when the cause of unclear symptoms could not be determined with other diagnostic methods.

Few restrictions 

Limitations to the full-body MRI exist for examination of only a few organs including investigation of the lungs where computed tomography (CT) is used, and for examination of the heart where a CT scan and cardiovascular MRI are used.

The examination is offered here 

The full-body examination is offered at the following location of radiologicum munich: