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Avatar m tn I would recommend you extend your stay in NZ and consult a Neurologist to get his opinion. Obtain an MRI of the brain/head WITH contrast. Was the imaging done in Singapore a regular xray or an MRI of the cervical spine? A regular xray would not be ideal in this case; an MRI of the cervical spine would be.
Avatar m tn He will try get a doctors apt but its kinda urgent and being a new NZ person working in Aust, it may cost him hundreds of $ to even see a doctor…can he get a treatment over the counter in Aust?
Avatar f tn Is it necessary to have more than one MRI scan done. I have only ever had the one scan, 15 yrs ago which was when I was given my official dx, despite having several episodes/relapses since. Initially told I had RRMS now being told I have SPMS with relapses.
648439 tn?1225058862 I was shocked but I thought that perhaps in NZ is is not offered in treatment probably because of cost. I am talking govt funded treatment, not private. Does any NZ-er know anything about this - anyone being treated with Procrit or similar here.
Avatar m tn I had an MRI of the brain back in May, to investigate various cognitive / neurological problems I've been experiencing since the start of 2009 (mild confusion, memory problems, muscle twitching, etc). This came back normal (I have neither copies of the scans , nor the radiographers report - just a letter from neurologist saying all findings were normal).
Avatar n tn An ultrasound and an uptake scan are different tests. :o) Didn't know FNA's were so expensive though...ouch.
4943237 tn?1428991095 I had an appointment with my gastroenterologist last week to talk about the whole gluten ataxia/Celiac thing and quite literally came away a stunned mullet !! It would seem that they (PCP, Neuro & Gastro) are fully expecting me to get an MS diagnosis at some point in the future. There just isn't enough evidence to nail it down yet.
447161 tn?1262923084 A few weeks ago she began to have pain and was finally admitted to hospital. they did a cat scan and mri and have diagnosed a tumour in colon and say that she has mets to liver and lungs! Of course this has been a huge shock especially since there were no other symptoms (although she has reported feeling very tired). They have suggested a colostomy bag and radiation.
572651 tn?1530999357 In NZ the cost is roughly between $1000 and $1250 NZ per month. It's fully subsidised so patients pay about $5 per month once they get approval for the subsidy. Are you guys in the US being ripped off, if it's so much cheaper in NZ?
Avatar m tn did they order a follow up with an MRI ? this usually gives a better picture on what it is. I can tell you that most lesions on the liver are hemangiomas which are benign and nothing to worry about.
Avatar f tn I dont know where u are but im in nz and we dont get scan in third tri unless theres a medical reason to have one n my midwife just pushes on my pelvic area ti see if his head down.
Avatar f tn Other than cost, is there a reason I should have a CT scan instead of an MRI? I would rather not have the radiation exposure of a CT scan if an MRI will produce adequate data. Thank you!
987762 tn?1331027953 The MRI The purpose of a MRI or magnetic resonance imaging machine, is to harmlessly work out what internally is physically wrong with you, without involving exploratory surgery. MRIs have 3 types: conventional, open bore and fully open. In an conventional MRI, a long toroidal (Doughnut-shaped) electromagnet supplies the electromagnetic force, and the subject is put through a long 'tunnel', where a full-body scan is supplied.
Avatar f tn I was very ill with the other things and already planning my return to Aus. When I got here my Doctor booked me in for a private mri which only cost $200 and which proved I didn't have a brain tumor and she sent me to a hearing specialist who identified some industrial hearing lose!!!
Avatar m tn It's not a cost issue. My doctor doesn't want to send me to MRI nor CT scan. She says that i don't need to do MRI, because CT didn't showed anyting abnormal, and that i am too young for serious disorders. I find this strange, because it was 8 years ago, and i assume that something could changed. Or maybe i'm wrong?
Avatar f tn is an MRI or an ultrasound as accurate as a CT scan in determining if the spot on my liver is a hemangioma and not cancerous? Other than cost, is there a reason I should have a CT scan instead of an MRI? I would rather not have the radiation exposure of a CT scan if an MRI will produce adequate data. Furthermore, should I see a specialist instead of my PCP about this? Thank you!
567677 tn?1246767776 One more thought about the cost - did they give you a price for the MRI test? See if you can get that negotiated rate like they do with the big insurance companies. I'm with Anthem and it seems to me they only pay about 20-25% of the rate that is billed for my MRI's. It would be great if you could get this worked out too.
Avatar f tn i also have atypical cells in my urine samples. Im waiting on my ct scan (round xmas time) to see what the complex cyst is. All he said to me was 'we need to check this properly to see what it is, and who was your surgeon in Auckland' (im in nz) I said whoa hang on lets not go there again - thats thinking too far ahead for me and he laughed. im so dumb i didnt think to ask him if he thinks my cancer is back. probably all he would have said anyway is lets decide when we see the scan.
765439 tn?1292960414 Nevertheless, if you feel strongly about not having a CT scan, you can call your doctor and tell him or her that you want an MRI instead of a CT scan. But be aware that your insurance may decline to cover the cost of the MRI since CTs are the standard for a 21 y/o male patient.
Avatar n tn As the CT scan report was normal and since there was no MRI scan facility in the hospital the patient was not shifted immediately to another one. The doctor of the hospital to which he was later admitted mentioned about the delay. that is why i felt so. Do you think that the CT scan report which mentioned "brain-stem normal" was correct?
Avatar m tn I just had my first abdominal MRI last week. No results back yet. I had just been getting ultrasounds every 6 mon. up until this point. After listening to a talk from the Liver Meeting about alternating with other methods, I suggested it to my doctor. He was fine with it as long as the insurance would cover it.
Avatar f tn I had a X-ray today and the doctor says my back is fine and suggested me to go for a MRI scan. Due to the cost of MRI scan, i am abit reluctant to go for it unless there is a problem with my back. I read the symptoms for Herniated Disc online. It says i will feel numbness on my back. But i don't feel any numbness at all. Pain there is, numbness nope. So Dr what do you think could be the reason for my back?
Avatar m tn It is my understanding that the SPECT scan is not the latest in brain imaging technology. For most conditions, MRI is a preferred technique. However, it is not unheard of to find a new application for an old method, and from what I have read, this is the case with SPECT scans for imaging the effects of Lyme on the brain. As of now, I don't have any laboratory evidence that my treatment is doing anything.