Background: Whole Body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) enables early cancer detection, without exposing the patient to ionizing radiation. Our aim was to investigate patients’ acceptance of WB-MRI as a procedure for cancer staging and follow up. Materials and methods: 135 oncologic subjects participated to the study. An ad hoc questionnaire was administered before and after WB-MRI, to assess patient's confidence and concerns about WB-MRI, psychological reactions, experience and perceived utility of the procedure. Results: Before undergoing WB-MRI, about 58% of the patients were concerned for cancer progression outcome. 80.4% felt that they were given good information about the exam and the most informed group also perceived and higher level of utility of WB-MRI and no risk. Among people reporting discomfort with the exam (51.9%) the main reasons were noise and exam duration. Despite this, 80% of patients expressed high levels of satisfaction, and the majority (69%) judged WB-MRI more acceptable than other diagnostic exams. Patients who believed to have received more information before the exam rated their global satisfaction higher. Conclusion: Our results show that WB-MRI examinations were well-accepted and perceived with high levels of satisfaction by most patients. WB-MRI appears to be equally or more tolerable than other total body imaging modalities (e.g. PET, CT), especially if they receive enough information from the radiologist.

Oliveri, S., Paola, P., Pizzoli, S. F. M., Faccio, F., Valentina, L., Paul, S., Giuseppe, P., Gabriella, P., Investigating cancer patient acceptance of Whole Body MRI, <<CLINICAL IMAGING>>, 2018; 52 (N/A): 246-251. [doi:10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.08.004] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231584]

Investigating cancer patient acceptance of Whole Body MRI

Oliveri, Serena;Pizzoli, Silvia Francesca Maria;
2018

Abstract

Background: Whole Body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) enables early cancer detection, without exposing the patient to ionizing radiation. Our aim was to investigate patients’ acceptance of WB-MRI as a procedure for cancer staging and follow up. Materials and methods: 135 oncologic subjects participated to the study. An ad hoc questionnaire was administered before and after WB-MRI, to assess patient's confidence and concerns about WB-MRI, psychological reactions, experience and perceived utility of the procedure. Results: Before undergoing WB-MRI, about 58% of the patients were concerned for cancer progression outcome. 80.4% felt that they were given good information about the exam and the most informed group also perceived and higher level of utility of WB-MRI and no risk. Among people reporting discomfort with the exam (51.9%) the main reasons were noise and exam duration. Despite this, 80% of patients expressed high levels of satisfaction, and the majority (69%) judged WB-MRI more acceptable than other diagnostic exams. Patients who believed to have received more information before the exam rated their global satisfaction higher. Conclusion: Our results show that WB-MRI examinations were well-accepted and perceived with high levels of satisfaction by most patients. WB-MRI appears to be equally or more tolerable than other total body imaging modalities (e.g. PET, CT), especially if they receive enough information from the radiologist.
2018
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Oliveri, S., Paola, P., Pizzoli, S. F. M., Faccio, F., Valentina, L., Paul, S., Giuseppe, P., Gabriella, P., Investigating cancer patient acceptance of Whole Body MRI, <<CLINICAL IMAGING>>, 2018; 52 (N/A): 246-251. [doi:10.1016/j.clinimag.2018.08.004] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/231584]
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