Prenuvo Whole-Body MRI Scan

Prenuvo's Whole-Body MRI scan detects over 500 cancers and conditions.

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Prenuvo whole-body MRI scan at Hudson

Prevention is the foundation of longevity, and building a healthy future starts with a detailed view of your health today. Through our partnership with Prenuvo, Longevity Center by Hudson patients have access to their referral-only, state-of-the-art whole-body MRI scan technology.

Following your Prenuvo scan, our medical team will assess your results to determine which preventative treatments can best help you meet your long-term goals.

Get a clear picture of your health with a whole-body MRI scan.

And stop diseases in their tracks.

1 in 20 scans result in a potentially lifesaving diagnosis.

How does the whole-body MRI scan work?

Prenuvo MRI is a state-of-art, advanced body scan that uses cutting-edge technology to capture high-quality images with zero radiation.

The MRI uses a superconducting magnet to generate images from your body’s natural composition. Unlike other scans that use dye or contrast, Prenuvo’s technology employs diffusion weighted imaging to detect abnormal tissue composition and hardness. 

Additionally, Prenuvo’s cancer-detecting technology also employs a multiparametric imaging technique that scans across multiple planes—top to bottom, side to side, and front to back.

The Prenuvo Difference

Precise Imaging

Prenuvo’s technology captures precise images in three distinct planes across your body. This level of detail allows the machine to pick up on granular abnormalities.  

Comprehensive Testing

The whole-body MRI machine scans 26 regions and major organs to ensure comprehensive coverage.

No Radiation

Prenuvo scans are safer than traditional CT scans because they do not use radiation or contrast injections. 

Maximum Comfort

Prenuvo’s spacious chamber gives you room to relax, listen to music, or, even, watch a show during your scan. 

Scan for over 500 conditions and diseases.

What to expect during your whole-body MRI scan

Step 1. Medical Review
After completing an online questionnaire relating to your medical history, a Prenuvo representative will reach out to discuss your concerns and goals.
Step 2. Pre-Scan Prep
In the four hours before your scan fast and drink only clear liquids (water, black coffee, tea). Once on-site, a technician will walk you through the scan process.
Prenuvo full-body MRI scan
Step 3. Prenuvo Scan
The MRI technician will instruct you to lay on the scanner and will place lightweight image receiver coils across your body. During the scan you can relax, listen to music, or watch a show.
Step 4. Imaging Assessment
The 2000 images taken during your scan are sent to a Prenuvo radiologist who conducts a thorough evaluation.
Image of Prenuvo whole-body MRI-scan machine and results.
Step 5. Reporting
Within 15 business days of your scan you will receive your detailed report.
Step 6. Nurse Practitioner Follow-Up
Book a complimentary follow-up call with a Prenuvo nurse practitioner.
Step 7. Physician Review
Review your report with your Hudson provider.
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Common MRI FAQs

You will be given a set of scrubs upon arrival.

That’s a personal choice, but a whole-body scan at any age can be helpful. The incidence of cancer does increase with age, starting around 40 years.

A Pet-CT scan uses Gamma and X-ray radiation and is rarely used to screen for cancer. PET has limited use in the kidneys, ureters, and bladder because the radioactive injection is excreted through the urinary system and is highly concentrated in these areas during the scan. The Prenuvo scan does not have these issues and is more sensitive than PET-CT for tumors of the urinary system.

The MRI is more definitive in terms of composition and exact location.  Alternatively, CT scans show densities such as coronary artery calcifications—which is one of the main benefits of a CT over an MRI. But the MRI does show more precise imaging for the brain, brain arteries (which are not clear on a non-contrast CT), as well as every organ in the neck, breasts, abdomen, and pelvis. CT is generally better for assessing the esophagus, lung, and stomach. The major downside of a CT scan is that it uses ionizing radiation.

Mammography remains the gold standard screening test for breast cancer. 

But the Prenuvo scan and the more traditional mammography screening do complement one another. Whereas the MRI scan demonstrates positive results in visualizing breast cancer through dense breast tissue, a mammography scan is capable of picking up on small micro-calcifications in the breast that the MRI scan may overlook.

Although breast calcifications are often noncancerous (benign), certain patterns of calcifications, like tight clusters with irregular shapes and fine appearances may indicate breast cancer or precancerous changes to breast tissue. 

Yes you can. There will be extra precautions we will take to ensure your safety while in the machine, so please inform staff before entering the MRI.
There are many different types of implants. We will need to know more about what you have. The good news is that almost all implants are MRI-safe. There is a chance the implant will affect the images we can get from the surrounding tissues.
Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to scan people with pacemakers. There is a risk that the MRI magnetic fields will disrupt its operation, and we don’t want that.
It depends on the model. Some neurostimulators have an MRI mode that they can be put into before the scan. We will need to know the model before your scan.

Bigger is not always better. A 3T MRI is a great option for a detailed brain or knee study. However, 3T performs poorly for whole body imaging due to wavelength interference (physics!) and imaging artifacts (more physics!). Additionally, a 3T MRI increases the body temperature 4x more than a 1.5T MRI which limits the number of images a 3T can obtain in the same time frame. Therefore, 3T MRIs are best used for single body parts. As we specialize in whole body imaging, we use a 1.5T MRI.

We can’t tell you if you have a blocked artery in the heart; a Cardiac CT Angiogram (CCTA) is much better at showing this. If you are concerned about your coronary arteries, then your doctor should request a “Calcium Score” (non contrast CT) or a “CCTA” (contrast CT). However, the Prenuvo scan can look for evidence of atherosclerotic disease, the cause of most heart attacks, in other parts of the body. The most common place we find this is the brain. If we find advanced small vessel ischemic changes in the brain then there is a high probability of having atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries of the heart.
No detrimental effects have been shown to have occurred due to having an MRI when pregnant. There is, however, a risk of causing hearing problems in the fetus. MRI can also increase the amniotic fluid temperature. Therefore, we avoid performing an MRI when you are pregnant unless your referring doctor decides the benefit of the MRI outweighs the potential risks associated with having the scan.

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