In Missoula, Montana, more than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer last year, with about half of those cases preventable. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and to raise awareness about this issue, we spoke with Dr. Tim McCue, chief radiologist at the Montana Imaging Center in Missoula.
Dr. McCue shared that the center offers a revolutionary new technology – a full-body MRI scan that scans from the top of the head to the top of the knees for potential health problems or diseases. This full-body MRI is unique as it is the only one offered in the state and uses artificial intelligence to screen for a range of conditions including cancer, neurological disorders, liver disease and cardiovascular problems.
According to Dr. McCue, scanning is available to anyone interested – whether an individual is taking preventative measures or seeking peace of mind about a new symptom. He emphasized that this whole body scanning can be for anyone and can be particularly useful for elderly people who are worried about cancer and want peace of mind or younger individuals who want to be proactive and ensure their bodies are healthy.
In addition to whole body scans, Montana Imaging will begin offering cat scans this week. Since its founding a year ago, the center has consistently introduced new technology to the Missoula community. For more information about Montana Imaging and their services, visit their website at https://montanaimagingcenter.com/.