MRI Second Opinion

A reevaluation of MRI scans provided by a radiology expert. The service is available wherever there is an internet. All you need is a PC or a smartphone.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - is a diagnostic procedure used to produce detailed high resolution cross-sectional images of the human body.

An MRI is particularly effective for imaging soft tissues in the body, such as the brain, spinal cord, ligaments (joints) or internal organs. Unlike computed tomography, this kind of medical scan uses not X-rays, but a strong magnetic field.

Depending on the clinical issue, a contrast agent (usually gadolinium-based) is sometimes applied to improve the visibility of certain structures or processes.

The final result of the examination is a radiologist's report with a description of the images and conclusions.

What is the service about?

An MRI second opinion is a service which makes it possible to get an alternative description and interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging scans.

It might be helpful:

•             to prove the existing diagnosis;

•             to confirm indications for further exams, e.g. a biopsy;

•             to obtain a more detailed description of MRI scans;

•             to make the right choice if there are different opinions regarding  the volume of surgery;

•             to get an opinion of an acknowledged expert whenever the quality of the existing report is doubtful.

What will the client get?

A written MRI  report including comments on the imaging quality and informative value, the detailed description of findings,  conclusions in regard to the possible nature of the identified suspicious areas, tumors and other abnormalities, the progress assessment (if the previous study was provided for comparison) and specific recommendations for further course of action (further or follow-up examinations).

What data should be provided to get a second opinion?

Written reports:

  • Treating physician's report (preferable) 
  • A description of the MRI imaging to be assessed (preferable)

Radiology data:

  • MRI scan (requred)

What are the second opinion formats and terms?

Written second opinion:

  • Written second opinion: a MRI interpretation with conclusions and recommendations of further procedure. Report size: up to 1 page.

Video consultation:

  • All services contained in the written second opinion plus an up to 15-minute video conference with the radiologist in which the consulting expert comments on the imaging, explains the conclusions, discusses the recommended plan and answers the patient's questions.

Phone consultation:

  • All services contained in the written second opinion plus an up to 10-minute telephone talk with the radiologist in which the consulting expert explains the conclusions, discusses the recommended plan and answers the patient's questions.

 

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