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What do you think of Full-body MRI?

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Created February 03, 2013 at 12:43 PM

What do you think of Full-body MRI as a 360 degrees prevention measure?

E253f8ac1d139bf4d0bfb44debd1db21

on February 04, 2013
at 11:29 AM

"Put virtually any human being through a full-body MRI, and every one of them will have spots that look like they might be cancer, but aren't" -1 this is an unqualified statement

E253f8ac1d139bf4d0bfb44debd1db21

on February 04, 2013
at 11:27 AM

Skip the witch doctors, just ask Matt.

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on February 03, 2013
at 11:02 PM

You know what else someone who DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR would say? "What do you think of Full-body MRI as a 360 degrees prevention measure?" The OP wants an MRI as a preventative measure, and therefore by definition doesn't know what they are looking for. That was my point in my answer.

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on February 03, 2013
at 07:00 PM

Skip the MRI, witch doctors are the way to go.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:38 PM

You see Quilt, the thing is it's all about context ;). If you are working with a preventative practitioner that has good reason and something he's actually looking to see on an MRI then a scan may be worth while, but if you're just gonna go get a 360 scan cause its on special then you are likely to get a radiology report back with all sorts of non-essential information on it that has you chasing your tail and getting progressively more invasive procedures done.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:34 PM

@Quilt: You say "Thats what someone would say who has no idea what to look for". You have already validated many of the responses in stating that you should have indication that you are actually looking for something specific rather than just doing a whole body scan to see what pops up.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 03, 2013
at 03:31 PM

You say "Thats what someone would say who has no idea what to look for". You have already validated many of the responses in stating that you should have indication that you are actually looking for something specific rather than just doing a whole body scan to see what pops up.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:46 PM

That is what someone would say who has no idea what to look for. When you know what your looking for it can be eye opening.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:45 PM

Not true......minus one.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:45 PM

You only need the one of your gut and L-spine. It shows all the positive charge, visceral fat you need. The more positive charge the more inflamed you are the more you lack electrons from your diet and environment. EMF 2 had this link.

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on February 03, 2013
at 02:04 PM

This! A far under-recognized aspect of many testing procedures is the false negatives that give rise to more invasive and riskier medication and procedures.

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532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on February 03, 2013
at 12:53 PM

As a preventative measure for what? Put virtually any human being through a full-body MRI, and every one of them will have spots that look like they might be cancer, but aren't. I think it would be a waste of time and resources.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on February 03, 2013
at 02:45 PM

Not true......minus one.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 03, 2013
at 03:34 PM

@Quilt: You say "Thats what someone would say who has no idea what to look for". You have already validated many of the responses in stating that you should have indication that you are actually looking for something specific rather than just doing a whole body scan to see what pops up.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 03, 2013
at 02:04 PM

This! A far under-recognized aspect of many testing procedures is the false negatives that give rise to more invasive and riskier medication and procedures.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 03, 2013
at 03:31 PM

You say "Thats what someone would say who has no idea what to look for". You have already validated many of the responses in stating that you should have indication that you are actually looking for something specific rather than just doing a whole body scan to see what pops up.

E253f8ac1d139bf4d0bfb44debd1db21

on February 04, 2013
at 11:29 AM

"Put virtually any human being through a full-body MRI, and every one of them will have spots that look like they might be cancer, but aren't" -1 this is an unqualified statement

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 03, 2013
at 03:38 PM

You see Quilt, the thing is it's all about context ;). If you are working with a preventative practitioner that has good reason and something he's actually looking to see on an MRI then a scan may be worth while, but if you're just gonna go get a 360 scan cause its on special then you are likely to get a radiology report back with all sorts of non-essential information on it that has you chasing your tail and getting progressively more invasive procedures done.

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A402a961303d312055dc0b253f29deac

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on February 03, 2013
at 01:45 PM

You will likely get one or more diagnoses, and with some bad luck, you'll die from treatment of a disease you don't have. Never, ever go for testing if there is no prior probability to finding something relevant to your current situation.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on February 03, 2013
at 11:02 PM

You know what else someone who DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR would say? "What do you think of Full-body MRI as a 360 degrees prevention measure?" The OP wants an MRI as a preventative measure, and therefore by definition doesn't know what they are looking for. That was my point in my answer.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on February 03, 2013
at 02:46 PM

That is what someone would say who has no idea what to look for. When you know what your looking for it can be eye opening.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on February 03, 2013
at 02:32 PM

Not unless you're experiencing some sort of unexplained pain or a strange mass that wasn't there six months ago. MRI's aren't worth the cost or time if there isn't something wrong with you.

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E253f8ac1d139bf4d0bfb44debd1db21

on February 04, 2013
at 11:26 AM

In my view a full-body MRI - or some similar technology that enables visualisation of tissues and organ systems - will become a routine way of providing important medical insight into a greater number of conditions than it is currently used for particularly as the resolution of imaging continues to increase and pre-pathological variations in tissue can be detected.

In terms of screening for disease, however, I think molecular tests such as those being developed from proteomics are going to provide more utility in catching abnormal events that may lead to disease well before the imaging does. Having said that, in the absence of such proteomic screening I think a full-body MRI is a great prevention measure.

The practice of medicine is evolving from reactive to proactive and preventative. The use of MRI technology for screening/prevention - until something else that is better comes along - is part of that evolution.

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06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

on February 03, 2013
at 06:52 PM

I have often wondered this myself. But I guess it makes sense, if we all have "proto," cancers , you may end up with an unnecessary diagnosis which would just cause too much damage in the long run. People like you and I that consider these sorts of measures have a tendency to do more harm than good. There apparently is a such thing as too much prevention. At some point we just have to let go and live life.

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