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are we allowed to look at our own mri scans?

Started by kickas on 04/25/2014 7:54pm

Does anyine on here jave ankylosin spondylitis please? I am recenlty diagnosed and could really do with some help and advice. Ive had 3 mri scans but noone will tell me the truth about what they show.

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Yes you have the right to get copies of your medical records and copies scans ,x-rays ect. However the doctor or the place you went to get a scan are allowed to charge you a fee. My doctor charges me $1.50 for each page.

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Yes, they are yours. I have a complete history of my spine from '06. I've had lumbar fusion, thoracic fusion and my last MRI of my neck that has chirped up quite hard the last 2 yrs shows where I had broken it and C3-C4 fused itself with 3 intrusion into my spinal canal, Without a thorough past history I would have not be able to show my severe/rapid degeneration of the 3 discs above my Thoracic fusion that helped one
of the best Thoracic Specialist on the East Coast tell me after 4 more failed surgeries/procedures that it is something that I have to live with that may or may not settle out as my spine fuses itself, that has been my nightmare. Keep all your MRI disc
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Yes I agree. I to have a history of many MRI, CT & X-Rays. You can track your progress or degeneration.
Get then after they do a MRI. Learn how to read them. (take some time) Get the report after the visit to the doctor appointment. If you move you'll have them with you. Also, I think they are required to have them for ten years..So you still can get your old ones if you don't have them.

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There is a detailed report done by a radiology doc, that you should ask for with your MRI, it gives you an unbiased professional reading of your MRI. I have ankylosin spondylitis in my neck.
Jim

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Hi I have aracknoiditus it was diagnosed 4 years ago. I have had countless MRI's, CT's and X Rays and after or before my Neuro saw them I just opened it up scans the notes and put the CD onto my computer and saved the images. Also please dont let them put anything into your spine was given a CT Myelagram and had chemical Meningitis. I'm sorry I dont know your condition but just keep asking or Google it, Warren

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All my scans results are emailed to my Neuro, GP and myself plus Im given the scans

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Hello, all--We know this post is a few years old, but we wanted to connect any future readers to some information about ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and patient rights.

First, a great place to start to learn more about AS is our condition center: ( Ankylosing Spondylitis Center ). This page will connect you to a wealth of content about AS, including the most common treatment options.

Regarding your question about your rights regarding your imaging scans: You have a right to see them, share them with other medical professionals, and have the results explained to you so you understand what they mean.

We have a series of articles explaining some common patient rights, and we'll include them below:
( Second Opinions: Five Things About This Patient Right )
( Patients with Back or Neck Pain Have a Voice in Their Spine Care )
( Informed Consent in Plain Language )
( Four Things to Know About Your Patient Rights at the Hospital )

We hope this information is helpful as you learn more about your condition! We wish you the very best.

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