Second opinion radiology

Posted by lurend @lurend, Mar 26, 2019

Hello. I didn’t find a group about radiology. Does anyone know if Mayo clinic offers second opinions on SPECT-CT images? Do I need a referral?

If you’ve had those images done, get copies on a dvd. When you have an appointment at Mayo they always ask if you brought any films, etc. with you. So, if you did, they do look at them.
I’ve been going to Mayo for many years. Talking to other people there I’ve heard that it’s a bit easier to get an appointment if your primary care sends a referral. You should check with your insurance on that though.
Best to you, have a great day.

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Hello @lurend, welcome to Connect. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need, and the team members who will care for you or your family have the expertise and skills to provide the best care possible. Here is a link to more information about requesting an appointment at Mayo Clinic, http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

@lurend, if you don't mind sharing a bit more, I could help find a relevant group for your post inquiring about radiology results. If you are comfortable, would you mind sharing what your reports are regarding or what you were being tested for?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @lurend, welcome to Connect. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need, and the team members who will care for you or your family have the expertise and skills to provide the best care possible. Here is a link to more information about requesting an appointment at Mayo Clinic, http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

@lurend, if you don't mind sharing a bit more, I could help find a relevant group for your post inquiring about radiology results. If you are comfortable, would you mind sharing what your reports are regarding or what you were being tested for?

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Hello. I was referred because of pain in middle back region which I've had for a little over year and a half. I also have some pain in chest and epigastric area which I sort of feel like is connected to the middle back pain, but could be of different cause. I haven't a gotten a definitive explanation or diagnosis yet. In summer/fall 2018 I also developed low back pain which has fortunately not been constant, but comes on occasion. My pain seems unrelated to activities of daily living, is continious (the middle back pain) and makes it hard to sleep. I was referred by a neurologist. I'm not actually entirely sure what he wanted to look for, but what I understood was that he wanted to check for inflammation in the spine. It's a bone scan and skeletal SPECT-CT scan of thorax, I think. Tanks for the reply.

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@bonnieh218

If you’ve had those images done, get copies on a dvd. When you have an appointment at Mayo they always ask if you brought any films, etc. with you. So, if you did, they do look at them.
I’ve been going to Mayo for many years. Talking to other people there I’ve heard that it’s a bit easier to get an appointment if your primary care sends a referral. You should check with your insurance on that though.
Best to you, have a great day.

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Thanks for the reply. I'll definately ask for a copy of the images. I live in Europe, so the treshold to come to Mayo clinic for a physical consultation is a little higher because of the disctance, but I'm considering it. I don't have insurance so it will have to be out of pocket probably. I would be able to get a referral if necessary. It's good to know that they might look at imaging I've had done if I go to an appointment. Have a good day you too!

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