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Whole Body MRI

Whole Body MRI: Your Ultimate Health Check

July, 2022 - Last update: July, 2024

A Whole Body MRI screening study scans your body from your head to just below your knees. This scan takes 40-60 minutes to complete. The machine produces hundreds of images, which a subspecialized radiologist analyzes. You will then receive a comprehensive report for review.

How do you book an appointment?

Patients can book an appointment for a Whole Body MRI scan by clicking here.  OHIP does not cover full body MRI scans and patients must pay out of pocket to have the scan done. 

Whole Body MRI
Whole Body MRI

Preparation for your Whole Body MRI

No contrast is used during Whole Body MRI scans, so preparation is fairly simple. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to your appointment and wear simple clothing. Upon arrival, you will change into a gown, but undergarments may be worn if they have no buttons or metals. Females should wear sports bras to avoid metal wires or clips.

Remove jewelry and dentures before the scan. Fill out forms providing background information about past surgeries and implants. Patients with pacemakers, cochlear implants, and insulin implants cannot participate in the full body scan. If you are claustrophobic, you can take your prescribed anxiety medication on-site, but you will need assistance driving home if medication is taken.

While getting the Whole Body MRI

During the scan, patients will participate in breathing exercises to assist in getting the best images possible. Patients will also have the option of listening to music during their scan to make the 40-60 minutes in the machine as relaxing as possible. 

Post scan

The radiologist will complete the report in about 10 business days. They will then forward it to the referring physician for review and provide it to the patient upon request. The patient can also schedule a 15-minute tele-consultation with a radiologist to review their report.

Whole Body MRI want their patients to be as comfortable as possible during their 40-60 minute scan. Consider a Whole Body MRI screening scan and/or ask your doctor if this screening study would be appropriate for you. Remember, preventative health care is the future of medicine.

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