Missoula, Montana – Over 2 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer last year, with about half of those cases being preventable. As National Cancer Prevention Month approaches, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Tim McCue, Radiologist in Chief at Montana Imaging Center in Missoula, about a revolutionary new technology – a full body MRI exam that scans from head to knees in search of potential health issues or diseases.
Dr. McCue shares that this full-body MRI scan is the only one of its kind offered in the state, and with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence, it can check for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, neurological disorders, liver diseases, and cardiovascular issues. Whether an individual is taking preventative measures or seeking peace of mind about a new symptom, Dr. McCue emphasizes that the scan is available to anyone interested.
“The full-body scan is unique because it can be for everyone,” Dr. McCue explains. “There are older individuals who are concerned about cancer and want peace of mind because there are cancers like pancreatic and ovarian cancer that do not have effective screening methods. Similarly, younger and more active individuals are looking to be proactive and ensure their body is healthy.”
It’s worth noting that Montana Imaging will begin offering CT scans this week in addition to its existing technology offerings. Since its establishment one year ago, the center has consistently introduced new technology to the Missoula community. To learn more about Montana Imaging Center’s services and offerings visit their website at https://montanaimagingcenter.com/.