Undergoing a DWB examination is like undergoing a standard radiological examination, but unlike the latter, no specific preparation is needed; one does not need to take medication, to do an enema, or to fast. After the standard administrative work at reception, you will enter the waiting room.
A radiographer will guide you to a preparation area near the MRI scanner, where the specialist radiologist will assess the feasibility and safety of the DWB examination on the basis of an in-depth interview regarding medical history, and discuss the DWB examination process. You will then compile the informed consent form for the examination.
After approval by the radiologist, the radiographer will ask you to change into a gown and position you on the MRI bed.
While performing the DWB examination, the radiographer is in continuous audio / visual contact with the person being examined.
The DWB examination is painless and you should feel no discomfort.
After about 30 minutes, when all the images have been acquired; the specialist radiologist assesses their quality and completeness, and authorises the conclusion of the examination.
You will leave the MRI scanner, change back into your regular clothes, and after a final brief interview with the specialist radiologist you will have completed the examination.
Once the examination is finished, you may return to your normal activities without any restriction.
All examinations will be supervised by IEO’s specialist radiologists.
For any healthy individual who wants to complement conventional screening offered by public health services with an innovative and non-invasive MRI examination for cancer prevention: DWB is the best approach available today.
Some rare medical devices (incompatible pacemakers; older, metal prostheses; etc.) however, may not be compatible with the execution of the DWB examination. Each case is discussed with the specialist radiologist.