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Offline K Johnson

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How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« on: August 22, 2008, 07:56:56 AM »
Hi All  :-*

Wondered how long people had waited before getting their MRI results? I had mine done nearly three weeks ago and have heard nothing from my consultant. The scanning department said the MRI results should be with my doc within a week.

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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 08:08:41 AM »
Call the consultant and ask. Sometimes they get the answers very fast, but sort of the papers will be put with everything else and a lot of time will be wasted.
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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 02:07:55 PM »
I got my results the next day...but the docs had thought i had a torn meniscus and the MRI showed a break (and I had been walking on it for 9 days) and they were VERY concerned by that point that I had done major damage.
I'd call.
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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 02:17:08 PM »
I waited 10 days to get mine....

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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 12:13:26 PM »
I'm just a bit worried about contacting my consultant. He's umming and erring as to wether he'll do anything more because of my age. I really don't want to aggrivate him. Guess I'll just have to be patient. Thanks for your replies x
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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008, 12:44:20 PM »
In the US the wait is 1-2 days. In most cases you can call the facility that did the test and have them fax the radiologist report. But they also give you the film right then and there either in the old form or digitized on a CD. So if you know how to read them you're good to go.

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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008, 04:56:07 PM »
I think I should move to the US.  ;D
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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 05:41:53 AM »
I also live in the US.  My MRI was done in the morning.  My doctor had the preliminary report that afternoon and the films two days later.  I picked up the final copy of the report two days after the MRI was done.
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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 09:10:10 AM »
I had to wait 10 weeks once because I waited for the NHS system to work (I was still an optimist then). The next time I pushed the OS's secretary until she got the results just to stop me from bugging her.

Here in Germany we get a verbal initial diagnosis immediately after the MRI with a specialist radiology doctor, then a written report is sent to our specialist within a couple of days. We are given the pictures to take back to the specialist ourselves so can look at them for ever and still not know what the hell they show  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2008, 10:00:08 AM »
Well yesterday I finally bit the bullet and phoned my consultant's secretary. She said they had not received my MRI results and "I" should phone the scanning department to see where they are. Scanning informed me they were sent on the 15th Aug but would resend them. Good old NHS internal mail system eh!! Maybe now I'll hear back within the next few weeks :-). In hind sight I should have phoned earlier but didn't want to appear pushy. I've now decided that if I hear nothing within two weeks I'll phone back. I wonder if they would had done anything had I not phoned. maybe there's a lesson to be learnt from this in that if you do not hear anything after a couple of weeks then phone up :-}

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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2008, 01:53:48 PM »
Unfortunately, sometimes being pushy is the only way to get things done.

On another note, I had an MRI a couple weeks ago. The exam was done at 10:00 am. I walked away with the films and by 5:30 that afternoon they had faxed me the radiologist's report. Quite impressive.

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Re: How Long Did You Wait For MRI Results?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2008, 02:32:47 PM »
Hi Kate,

I was reffered for an MRI scan on the 17th June 2008 and got the results 5 weeks lator on the 23rd July 2008. I think this is good for the NHS as I been told by others that they had to wait over 6 months just to have am MRI scan.

I fell onto my right knee after tripping over my shoelace while jogging last year October and right knee never been the same since. Swelling pain and not being able to run and might be finally seeing a OS after trying conservative treatment. I hope you get to see a OS sooner and not have to wait for a year until you see one like its happend to me.

I kicked up a fuss when they would not do ultrasound straight away and it seemed to work had my ultrasound earlier but has not helped me yet. Jathib is right you have to be pushy if you want to make any progress.


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