While a Whole Body Scan can visualize even small pathologic processes, it is important to understand that disease that has not manifested itself to such a degree that it can be detected in standard radiologic imaging may not be properly evaluated. For example, early onset lymphoma may only be detected with a panel of bloodwork and not been visualized in radiologic imaging. A Whole Body Scan covers from the top of the head to the bottom of the pelvis and is optimized to detect disease processes that could potentially become larger, spread, or cause major damage to the patient. For this reason, the extremities are not included; musculoskeletal regions such as the rotator cuff and knees are not evaluated. Breasts are seen on some images but our protocol is not a substitution for proper breast screening. A combination of mammography and ultrasound are usually the preferred route for breast cancer evaluation.