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Why a full body health check? Marvel Health


At Marvel Health, your healthcare starts with a full-body screening. The screening examines the whole body to detect possible diseases and the likely causes. Marvel Health Co-Founder Tiamara Williams explains.

 

WHAT IS A MARVEL HEALTH SCAN?
“Our understanding of healthcare is that we need to discover in detail the causes of an illness before it can be adequately treated. And because the human body is one whole system and not compartmentalised into separate areas, we understand that a symptom presenting in an area of the body may not necessarily arise from that area.
“For example, a complaint of chest pain may not originate from the heart. The pain could be from a lung infection or acid reflux caused by a hyper acidic stomach. It could also be from chest muscle pain. The best way to detect the actual cause without guesswork is from a comprehensive diagnostic scan of the entire body.”


HOW DOES IT WORK?
“The Marvel Health Scan reads and interprets bio magnetic signals from human cells to reveal the ongoing problems occurring and future complications. With this information, doctors can now plan a targeted regenerative and preventive healthcare program.
“After the scan, you will have a 30-minute consultation with a Marvel Health doctor to explain your report and make recommendations for your therapy. Our doctors recommend science-based natural medicines. These are natural compounds that are backed by peer-reviewed scientific and clinical studies.”


WHAT ARE BODY SYSTEMS?
“A remarkable aspect of the Marvel Health Scan is that it presents in the report the weakest or most dysfunctional three systems in the body. And our protocol is to recommend the essential compounds that target these systems.
“The scan organises the human body into nine systems, and the three weakest systems identified are strong pointers to the regions of the body that require support.
“And the support from Marvel will be in the form of recommended supplements and personalised lifestyle advice.”


WHAT IS A LIFESTYLE REVIEW?
“In addition to the 30-minute consultation with a doctor, our patients have a 30-minute Lifestyle Review consultation with a Marvel Health Specialist.
“The consultation aims to explore the factors in your environment that may be contributing to your current health state or even cause illnesses in future.
“During the consultation, you will answer a comprehensive questionnaire about your lifestyle, including your exposure to toxins in your home or work, your diet and nutrition, and electromagnetic influences from your environment.”


“We care for our patients, and we encourage you to stay in touch with us until you feel better. Our doctors and specialists also keep in touch with you through a six week follow-up call and a call from a Marvel Specialist to ensure that you have the support you require while you heal.”


 

Quality Imaging using AI Tech


To provide for the rapidly evolving technological advances and interest in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Pacific Radiology has purchased its fifth MRI scanner for Canterbury, the top of the line Siemens 3T Magnetom Vida, now installed at Forté Health on Peterborough Street.

MRI technologists Simon and Stephen with the new machine at Forté

MRI scans are minimally invasive and very safe; they do not use radiation and there is no exposure to x-rays.

MRIs image soft tissue structures in the body – for instance, the brain, eyes, heart and ligaments around joints such as shoulders.

Stephen Kingston Smith has been working as an MRI tech with PRG for more than 11 years.

He was involved in researching the purchase of the new machine and was impressed with the latest advancements the Vida has to offer.

“The patient has a much more comfortable experience,” Stephen says. “The opening on this scanner is wider, which improves the experience for the claustrophobic patient.”

Stephen was also impressed with the scanner software and computer advancements.

The new Bio Matrix capability of this scanner uses artificial intelligence (AI), which auto-detects motion and results in some fantastically clear images.

“It can scan a bigger range and has sensors which help image clarity in the case of patient movement and respiration. Scan times are also quicker on this machine,” Stephen says.

The new generation of MRI scanners produces much better soft tissue contrast in shorter scan times and is being used to scan the abdomen and pelvis with exquisite detail.

MRI is now being used routinely to screen for prostate cancer, small bowel disease and breast cancer, to mention a few.

Pacific Radiology radiologists and neuroimaging specialists are excited by the continuing growth and advancement in MRI.

MRI advanced imaging techniques of the brain. The colours are showing the direction of the nerve tracts within the brain.

Gareth Leeper, charge MRI technologist at Pacific Radiology, says, “The new scanner at Forté is producing the best pictures we have ever seen of the nerves right down to the hands and feet, and we have seen an increase in the number of referrals for imaging of the leg and arm nerves in patients with chronic pain syndrome.”

Pacific Radiology has built a team of talented medical professionals who have a wealth of knowledge trained extensively in MRI.

The new MRI scanner at Forté will help address the growing demand for MRI scans.

The team is excited to be bringing the absolute state-of-the-art to enhance their late model fleet of MRI to the people of Canterbury/West Coast.