Hope you are all having a good week.
For those who don’t know, I am undiagnosed, undergoing tests.
I had an mri scan on Monday, full head, neck and spine. On the letter the neuro sent me she said she was organising this scan to be done with contrast. When I went to the hospital the scanner man said “Ok, head and spine, thats a long one, you’ll be in about 45 mintues”. I asked if that included the contrast scan and he said he didn’t think he was doing contrast but would check it out.
At the end of the scan he said “that’s it then, you’re done” and I asked if they were’nt doing the contrast then, and he said, no, the consultant looking at the scans said it wasn’t needed.
How can a different consultant/radiologist decide not to bother with contrast against my neuro’s instructions?
My own over-imaginative mind has reached the possible conclusions of:
There was nothing at all on the images he glanced at so thought why waste the time/money
There was lots on the images so no need to do contrast
Not enough time/money, lets not bother!
Any insight would be appreciated