What is involved in taking a Prenuvo scan
Informed by thousands of patients over the years, we have developed a process for imaging you that is comfortable and effective for obtaining high quality images of your body.
Step by step through a Prenuvo scanA walkthrough of the entire Prenuvo scan experience.
1. Medical history
Your Prenuvo experience starts with taking detailed information about your medical history, family history and symptoms through our mobile and desktop website.
We use your information to ensure that the scan you have chosen can help with any questions or concerns you may have. We will sometimes take an additional sequence of a problem area if it is helpful. And we are made aware of anything in your history that might counter-indicate an MRI or affect the accuracy of our findings.
2. Practitioner review
An independent medical practitioner then reviews your information to ensure that an MRI is appropriate for you.
If you are suffering from acute symptoms related to one part of the body, the practitioner may suggest other tests as an alternative or additional measure, or a dedicated MRI rather than a Prenuvo scan.
Sometimes the practitioner will call you to discuss the scan but many times this is not necessary.
3. Day of scan preparation
To prepare, we recommend that you limit yourself to liquids for 4 hours before the scan. This ensures we can obtain clear, high-quality images.
As an MRI involve strong magnetic fields you should remove from your body any piercings. Any metal brought into the MRI room can damage both you and the MRI equipment.
4. MRI tech briefing
One of our experienced MRI techs will walk you through the scan and what it involves.
We will check again to make sure that there are no safety contra-indications for having an MRI scan that day and ensure that they understand well your medical history so they can make adjustments to your scan as it is being conducted.
5. Get into the machine
It is now time to get into the machine and be scanned. We will be attaching some special coils over your body that are designed to read signals from each part of your body as it is being scanned. This is so that we can obtain the best quality images possible in a much faster amount of time.
6. Scanning and monitoring
Now that you are in we are ready to scan you. You scan will take from 25 minutes to 75 minutes depending on the scan package that you are doing.
Your MRI tech will be on hand to monitor the process throughout. You can speak with them or you can relax and listen to music - whatever makes you the most comfortable.
At one point during the scan you will be required to hold your breath a few times to help us obtain really nice images of your abdomen.
7. Radiologist reading
A Prenuvo trained radiologist (one of the very few in the world who can read our whole body scans) will then look through up to 2000 images that we took during your scan.
Within 5 business days the review will be complete your results will be ready.
8. Your Prenuvo report
Once completed your Prenuvo scan is released. Your doctor will receive a medical report the goes through every organ that we scanned and (when launched this summer) you will receive web and mobile access to your report and images.
If there are serious findings (for example, cancer) we will have called your doctor to walk them through the findings
9. Follow up and specialist recommendations
Should you need further assistance we will recommend doctors and specialists in your area.
Your groundbreaking Prenuvo experience is complete.