Metastatic tumors (METs) cause 90% of cancer deaths since their small size makes detection difficult. A bio-orthogonal method is demonstrated where two distinct detection molecules and mechanisms are employed with minimal interference. Gadolinium (Gd) and Iron-Oxide-Particles (IOP) with respective MRI T1 and T2* scans were hypothesized to produce orthogonality in the resulting images. In vitro experiments showed respective minimum detectability limits of Gd and IOP at 1µL, 0.25µM and 0.5µL, 6µM. Ex vivo experiments demonstrated Gd and IOP detection at 0.313-0.625mM. Thus the plausibility of bio-orthogonal MET detection to reduce the likelihood of false positive and negative diagnoses is very high.