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Full body MRI

Progardia Healthcare can offer an appointment for a full body MRI scan within a week.

Progardia Healthcare can provide you with a result of the MRI-scan within 2-5 days. You will be contacted on the phone by our specialist in general medicine.

Progardia Healthcare has affiliated specialists in radiology, neurology, neurosurgery and general medicine. Radiographers and medical secretaries are also affiliated.

Yes, we have an agreement with the public health system in relation to "The extended free choice of hospital". If you are referred for an MRI scan, where the waiting time is more than 4 weeks, you are entitled via the regional visitation, to be referred to us.

Progardia Healthcare uses a 3T MR system that is the most optimally technically possible.

The equipment is used by our specially trained radiographers and radiologists.

MRI-scan

Progardia Healthcare can offer an appointment for an MRI scan within a week.

We will send the result of your MRI scan to your referring physician within 2-5 days.

Progardia Healthcare has affiliated specialists in radiology, neurology, neurosurgery and general medicine. Radiographers and medical secretaries are also affiliated.

Yes, we have an agreement with the public health system in relation to "The extended free choice of hospital". If you are referred for an MRI scan, where the waiting time is more than 4 weeks, you are entitled via the regional visitation, to be referred to us.

The result from a full body MRI-scan will be provided over the phone by our specialist in general medicine.
Other results from MRI-scans will be forwarded to your referring physician, who will contact you accordingly.

All answers can be sent to the e-boks.

Progardia Healthcare conducts multi-parametric MRI examination of the prostate according to the latest international (and national) recommendations, currently PI-RADS version 2.1, which also sets standards for image interpretation and communication between the physicians involved.

In practice, there will be individual adaptation of the MRI scanning protocol, which best takes into account the scanner's technical possibilities in selected cases – e.g. with prosthetic hips.

MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS)

MRgFUS is an abbreviation for "MRI guided focused ultrasound". The method utilizes that when harmless ultrasonic waves from 1,024 individual ultrasound heads are focused with great precision in a single focal point, sufficient energy will be deposited to heat the brain area (few mm in diameter). The energy deposited can be controlled very precisely. Because of this the heating of the brain area can be controlled so that before a permanent damage and when effect is achieved, a temporary and short-term paralysis of the area can be made. This reduces the risk of unintended side effects with the treatment. It is because of this a treatment without surgical opening of the skin and skull. The treatment takes place without anesthesia and with the possibility of sedatives and a little painkiller along the way.

Around the world, MRgFUS is used for several things, but primarily for the treatment of tremor (essential tremor) and Parkinson's disease, where the tremors are the predominant one.

Patients with tremor or Parkinson's disease, where the tremors are severe and where medical treatment either has no effect or where the treatment has severe side effects. Other treatment such as surgery with insertion of electrodes deep into the brain should also be considered.

Our neurologists specializing in movement disorders determine if you can be a candidate for treatment. You must be very bothered by your tremors and you must have tried medical treatment.

The treatment takes place at Progardia MRgFUS, Teglgårdsparken 118, Middelfart.
In newly decorated rooms, we have installed an MR scanner with associated MRgFUS equipment. After examination by our neurologists, you will have an appointment for treatment. Before the treatment, all hair on the head is removed.

The treatment begins with a frame being strapped to your head under local anesthesia. A rubber membrane is mounted on the frame, which is filled with cool water. You will then be assisted into the MRI scanner, and after some initial planning scans, treatment will begin. During the procedure, the ultrasound waves pass through the skin and skull without the need for surgery. The 1024 ultrasound heads in the MRgFUS device focus all their energy on a small area of the brain thalamus. This results in a controlled heating - first to a temperature that only briefly paralyzes the area, whereby the effect can be safely tested on your shaking disease without the area being permanently destroyed. If the effect is satisfactory and there are no side effects, the temperature is gradually increased further so that the effect is made permanent. Thereby a lasting therapeutic effect is achieved.

Duration of the treatment is approx. 2-3 hours.

In most cases the treatment does not hurt. Some people find it uncomfortable to lie in the scanner for a long time. Others feel pain in the scalp when the MRgFUS device intensity is turned up. In either case, just let us know. We have a specialist in anesthesia and pain relief present, who will always try to make the treatment as comfortable for you as possible.

Some experience minor side effects such as sensory disturbances in the arms or legs and dizziness. Otherwise, very few risks have been reported.

About 75% of treated patients had effect of the treatment for more than 5 years.

We have put together a team of Danish specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neuroanesthesia to perform the treatments. The team consists of:

Morten Blaabjerg, professor, chief physician, neurologist and specialist in movement disorders

Mathias Bode, chief physician, neurologist and specialist in movement disorders

Niels Sunde, chief physician, neurosurgeon and specialist in functional neurosurgery

Christian Bonde Pedersen, chief physician, clinical associate professor, neurosurgeon and specialist in skull surgery

Frantz Rom Poulsen, professor, chief physician neurosurgeon and specialist skull surgery

Nicolai Hatting, chief physician, specialist in neuroanesthesiology (anesthesia and pain relief)

Willy Krone, chief physician, specialist in neuroradiology

The course of treatment costs 185,000 Danish Kroner (DKK) + 6% in statutory patient insurance.

It costs 1,300 Danish Kroner (DKK) for a neurological specialist examination, which must assess whether you are a candidate for the treatment. This amount will be deducted from the treatment price at treatment.