Response to Treatment
Whole Body Diffusion

Response to Treatment Whole Body Diffusion is a non-invasive, highly accurate screening tool used for patients undergoing cancer treatment who want to know if the cancer is responding to the treatment. There are significant benefits to this approach, including no needles, no contrast and no radiation.

What is Response to Treatment Whole Body Diffusion?

Every cancer patient – as well as their loved ones and medical team – wants to know whether their current cancer treatments are working, or if alternate therapies need to be considered.

Response to Treatment Whole Body Diffusion MRI is a far more accurate screening tool as compared to other, commonly used screening methods, such as X-Rays, bone scans and CT scans. This innovative, next-generation imaging MRI screening tool allows Dr. Busch to assess the patient’s entire body, identify even the smallest area of cancer (or suspected cancer), accurately determine whether current cancer treatments are working or not working by, identifying the response to the treatment and or identify that the cancer has spread to other areas of the body.

Dr. Busch and the patient’s entire medical team use the information from this MRI scan to determine next steps regarding treatment.

What are the benefits of Response to Treatment Whole Body Diffusion?

There are significant benefits to this approach, including:

No needles, no contrast and no radiation.

It gives a unique and accurate view of the body to determine if/how a patient is responding to current cancer treatments.

It’s significantly more accurate than other screening methods, such as X-Ray, bone scan and CT scan.

It provides a holistic view of the patient’s entire body to determine whether the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

It’s non-invasive, offering a more comfortable patient experience.

What to Expect

Upon the arrival to Busch Center for your Whole Body MRI you are greeted by our friendly staff and escorted to a comfortable waiting area equipped with a private restroom where you change out of your clothes and into a set of scrubs and slippers waiting just for you. Personal items may be placed into a locked locker.

You are then taken to the MRI suite where you’re greeted by our expert MRI technologist who asks just a few questions before beginning the scan. This screening is simple, quick and painless.

You lay on your back on the MRI table which slides you into the MRI machine. Our MRI machine has a 70 cm opening – one of the largest available – and ear plugs are provided with your choice of music playing, making the experience as relaxing as possible.
The MRI technologist is able to see, hear and speak with you, using a two-way intercom during the entirety of the MRI.

After the MRI, Busch Center’s Visible Radiologist sits with you and your loved ones to review the scan, explain findings, and recommend next steps – eliminating the waiting and worrying.

Busch Center’s expert staff are here for you every step of your health journey.

Ready to Schedule Your Whole Body Diffusion?

Take control of your health by scheduling a consultation using our online patient portal today. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our friendly staff at 770-424-6270.