A Prenuvo scan is appropriate for almost everyone

Because our scan is safe and effective, it is appropriate for a wide range of people.
 

Check if Prenuvo right for you?

People come to Prenuvo for a wide range of reasons, here you will find just some of them.
Older people

Getting olderDisease risk increases with age.

You are getting older, and your immune system is weakening and may fail to target precancerous cells. Chronic diseases, which often have a basis in changes that build up over time also start to take their toll.

Family connection

Family history of diseaseBecause family history affects risk.

You have several instances of cancer or major disease in your family. This can be as a result of genes that you share or because you tend to be exposed to the same environment or lifestyle.

Genetic predisposition

A genetic predispositionYour genes might increase your risk of developing a range of illnesses.

If you know, or suspect, that you have a genetic predisposition to cancer or other disease, then the Prenuvo scan may be the perfect option. You can be scanned on a regular basis with confidence as we do not use ionising radiation in the procedure.

Previous cancer

Have cancerCheck for treatment response.

You want to be able to stage your cancer and measure treatment response over time, without subjecting your body to more radiation from a PET or CT machine.

Cancer recurrence

Fear recurrencePrevious cancer can come back.

You are worried that your previously treated cancer might recur, even at a site away from the primary cancer. A Prenuvo scan can help monitor for any recurrence over time.

Unexplained pain

Unexplained painIt worries you, and it could be something.

Nothing eats at you more than an unexplained pain. You want it diagnosed if it is serious, but equally you want peace of mind if it is not.

Proactive about health

Proactive about healthYou get early detection, and embrace it.

You go to the dentist for your teeth periodically even without symptoms. A Prenuvo scan is like a dentist visit but for the rest of your body.

Proactive about health

Want health peace of mindYou want your life to be free from worries.

You fear that one day your life will be disrupted by an unexpected diagnosis of advanced cancer or disease. A periodic Prenuvo scan can minimize the likelihood of that happening.

Bad lifestyle choices

Life course-correctionYou have made bad lifestyle choices.

Many of us make bad life choices - be it smoking, stress, too little sleep, no exercise. You want to know how you health has been affected and if it is time to start making major life corrections.

Some common issues around appropriateness of a Prenuvo scan

We can work with many of these issues below, don't hesitant to reach out and discuss them with us.

You have a pacemaker

Currently, people with pacemakers are only able to be scanned in facilities with a cardiologist on staff. New approaches to imaging with pacemakers are being investigated every year so please check back in the future.

You have had metal inserted in your body

There are very few implants that are not MRI safe. Most surgical implants are either surgical stainless steel or titanium, both are safe with the Prenuvo scan. Please let us know if you have a metal implant so we can ensure it meets our safety requirements.

You were a metal worker or have metal in your eyes

If you have had an injury to your eye involving metal, you may be required to have an orbit (eye) x-ray before your scan. Please contact us to determine if this is required.

You aren't ambulatory

Our facilities are ADA accessible and we have experience imaging patients who are not ambulatory. That said, there are limitations to how we can assist you in transferring onto the Prenuvo table. Please let us know in advance to allow us to best accommodate you.

You are or suspect you might be claustrophobic

The good news is that the machine we use for the Prenuvo scan is the most comfortable MRI on the market. The bore of the machine is quite wide and short so that you end up spending a lot of time outside of the machine.

Please let our team know you are claustrophobic so they can discuss your options with you. We are able to help patients who suspect that they might have difficulties by prescribing a light sedative, such as Ativan. Other patients self-medicate with a small amount of CBD or THC.

Our experienced MRI technicians are there with you throughout the scan and are happy to talk you through the process to reduce anxiety.

You have had surgery in the last eight weeks

To ensure your safety, we are required to check with you regarding your surgical history. For most surgeries, waiting 6 weeks is all that is required before having a Prenuvo scan.