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Title: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: smiley196 on February 26, 2005, 05:29:18 PM
hey everyone,
Do you all know if the people who do the MRI tell you the results right then and there (after the pictures are taken of course) Im just curious because my OS asked us to bring hte pictures back to him so he could "double check them". Anyways, have an awsome day!
krista!!
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: ProfLiebstrom on February 26, 2005, 05:38:17 PM
No they don't. Same as if you are sent for x-rays you wont get results straight away. They are given to a radiologist to analyze them. A radiographer normally takes the images.
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: fuffy on February 26, 2005, 05:42:21 PM
Hi Krista
I just got the info for my MRI. I quote
"AFTER YOUR SCAN
The Conultant Radiologist will study all your pictures and send the report to the referring doctor. The process normally takes about 7 days unless you have been informed differently. The referring doctor will then be able to discuss the results with you and answer any questions."
I realize that this is normal here in Jersey, which is a teeny weeny island, but I can't imagine that it would be much different in Canada.
Hope this helps  :-\
Luv Fuffy
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: Jules on February 26, 2005, 05:42:48 PM
Hi,
No not straight away, in fact mine took weeks to come through, but didn't show nothing that I didn't know already that showed up on xray.
Jules.
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: Linds on February 26, 2005, 07:34:20 PM
Hey, yeah i've never gotten MRI results straight away, usually a few weeks by the time it get's read. ::)  Hope you get some answers..
Linds
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: casey2291 on February 27, 2005, 02:56:58 PM
I've never gotten the actual results of the MRI until a week or so later.  For my first MRI, I tried to get the technician to give me some results, but was denied.  However for both of my MRI's I was able to get copies of the films right after the MRI was completed to take to my OS.  One of my OS"s didn't even want to see the radiologists report, she just wanted the films to read herself.  I would just ask for copies of the films that day to take to your OS.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: smiley196 on February 27, 2005, 03:30:13 PM
Ok thank Casey, thats what I was wondering because my OS did ask us to get copies of them immedietly to bring to him.
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: belle9 on February 27, 2005, 05:37:12 PM
i've had two mri's and had to wait a fairly long time for the results in both cases.  The person that operates the machinary is in most cases not qualified to fully interpret the results.  A bit like x-rays when they are sent to a specialist to review and report on.
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: Womble4eva on February 27, 2005, 05:39:41 PM
Like everyone else I didnt get my MRI results straiht away, they were always sent on to my OS and I tended to have to make an appt to see him about a week after the scan for him to tell me the results.
Title: Re: Do they tell you your MRI results immidetily?
Post by: imnotpunk on February 27, 2005, 07:18:34 PM
smiley -

You do not receive the findings (or an MRI report, as it is called)of the MRI immediately, because the images need to be sent to a radiologist who can read the scan and see what's going on. However, giving a copy of the MRI itself to your OS is a good idea because they like to look at the images themselves to see if there's any obvious findings right off of the bat.

For example, I had an MRI on a Saturday, my dotor's appointment was a Monday. He wouldn't get the results until at LEAST Monday afternoon (the time I was seeing him), so it was cutting time short. He asked for me to bring a copy of the MRI itself though so he could look at the photographs. He looked at the photographs (and ironically enough, the report was faxed to the office right AFTER he looked at the MRI copy), and without even seeing the report he already knew that my patellar tendon was ruptured. The report DID confirm his suspected diagnosis.

Hope that helps, and best of luck with everything!

Best wishes,
Patricia