• CT & PT Scans

    Asked by lolu on Sunday, March 25, 2018

    CT & PT Scans

    Hi, this is lolu, I have a question, does anyone know who is responsible for telling the patient what is on his or her PT & CT Scans?I have an oncologists that only treats Lymphoma, a primary dr. who gets copies but thinks that the other drs are taking care of the problems and ENT. I recently had two scans and a MRI requested by two different DRs. This information on these scans in not given to the patient. You have to request copies. When I requested to have copies of theses scans I was shocked to find out that their was information on them that was never told to me and never tested. The reading Dr. of the PT scans requested that an ultra sound on my thyroid because of nodules found and on another scan a request to see a heart dr. When I questioned my oncologist, he said he only deals with Lymphoma. The ENT said your primary dr. should call you if there is further testing should be done.They are all shifting the blame and no one has taken responsibility to notified me.

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Lolu, keep in mind that if the PET scan demonstrated an SUV score under 2.5 then that nodule could be anything from a cyst, a polyp, even scar tissue. If your oncologist didn't mention it then in all probability...it didn't rise to the level of concern and has a low SUV score.

      over 1 year ago
    • Cookie48's Avatar
      Cookie48

      I have been going thru this same problem so I saw the add for Cancer Center of America where they say beside the onocologist-they have the nutritionist,multiple advisors and people checking on all aspects of your well being---very appealing! my father went there in 1980's and they used vitamins along with traditional. But even though I pay extra $200.00 monthly for medicare supplement -they seem not to be returning my calls. Sounded so good -going try Univ of Houston MDAnderson next which actually deals with this type of lymphoma-mantle cell. We do not need the extra stress of uncaring,rigid doctoring.

      over 1 year ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Cookie48...I have to say you described CTCA to a tee. I wish I could have warned you but I am glad you are seeking M.D. Anderson.

      over 1 year ago

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