Should You Have a Total Body MRI Scan? The Science of Early Disease Detection - with Dr. Raj Attariwala | EP 182
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🧠 Stay ahead with the latest in science, nutrition, and wellness by subscribing to Dr. Perlmutter’s newsletter at: www.drperlmutter.com. ✉️🌱 There’s certainly a lot of interest these days in the idea of having a “total body MRI scan.” And with good reason. This turns out to be a highly sensitive study as it relates to detecting a variety of issues, even including early cancers. I wanted to learn more about this technique so I traveled to Vancouver, Canada to meet with Dr. Raj Attariwala, developer of the Prenuvo Scan, a popular total body MRI here in America and the scan that I myself underwent. In this interview we explore the need and utility of total body MRI, its limitations, what the future will likely bring in this area of imaging, as well as Dr. Attariwala’s more recent research dealing with metabolic imaging of the brain. ==== 0:00 Intro  2:46 How & Why MRIs Work 7:37 Effectiveness for Early Detection 13:13 Cost/ Benefit Ratio of MRI 16:49 The Future of MRI & Metabolic Signature 21:27 Brain Health & Body Mass: Findings From Total Body MRI 27:20 Pushbacks on this Protocol 31:27 Total Body vs Regional MRI 34:00 Who Can't Have an MRI 36:00 Standardization in Interpretation of Scans 45:32 Success Stories 47:25 Detecting Colon Cancer 48:29 Best Protocol for Cancer Detection 51:53 Conclusion ==== Dr Rajpaul Attariwala, M.D., PhD, FRCPC Nuclear Medicine Radiologist & Biomedical Engineer Dr Attariwala holds a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) prior to becoming a double board-certified radiologist and nuclear medicine physician certified in both Canada and USA. He received his formal training at UBC, along with specialized training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (New York), UCLA, and USC. He is the creator of the Prenuvo scan and report which were developed at his MRI facility, AIM Medical Imaging in Vancouver Canada. His passion is to create and advance technology to help patients understand how their body changes in both health and disease. Currently he is working to develop and implement critical tools to promote healthspan in Medicine 3.0 with leading scientists and physicians from around the world.  ___________________________ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidperlmutter/ Website: https://www.drperlmutter.com/ Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDRl_UAXxbHyOOjklnA0dxQ/?sub_confirmation=1
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