For those who want a panoramic vista of any lump or growth, that might be a lethal evolving cancer which once identified and removed can preempt a mounting catastrophe, look no further than a whole-body MRI. No doubt this sophisticated technology with its capacity to uncover hidden cancers in their early stages when we are still feeling well and they have yet to cause any harm is an undeniable boon. There are many who are choosing to have this test along with other selective organ scans using equally avant-garde investigative tools to discover if there is anything that needs to be removed or actioned before a disaster sets in.
A close relative and a medical specialist once possibly wisely advised me to never allow them, being other doctors, to investigate because they might think they’ve found something. Then the testing leads to an unnecessary cascade of further investigations with its attendant complications and endless worry. Then end result might be inconclusive and you end up none the wiser than where you started off.
The same might be said of the MRI body scan. For every one life that is saved many more might incur immeasurable anguish by what is suggested.