Screening using whole-body magnetic resonance imaging scanning: who wants an incidentaloma?

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Abstract / Description of output

OBJECTIVE: Some private health screening companies in the UK provide 'health check-ups' using whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in spite of the lack of evidence demonstrating that such screening is worthwhile. We discuss the issues surrounding the use of an MRI scan as a screening test in 'health check-ups' and set out our concerns. CONCLUSION: Because of the five balance between the potential perils and benefits of the unselective use of brain MRI for 'health check-ups', its use should be restricted to a research setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of medical screening
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Brain
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mass Screening
  • Risk Assessment
  • Whole Body Imaging

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