PET Second Opinion | PET/CT Second Opinion
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If you mail us a hard copy (films), there will be a $30 an additional fee and $20 fee if you would like us to return the films
If you have additional radiologic exam of the same body part, we can review and compare those studies to the most recent one. The older comparison studies will be carefully reviewed and compared so that an accurate assessment can be made for any changes or new findings.
Why You Need a PET/CT Second Opinion
A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) / Computed Tomography (CT) exam is an extremely powerful imaging tool for detecting and monitoring many types of illnesses. (PET) produces images of molecular-level physiological functioning, which can help physicians identify normal and abnormal anatomic states. In a PET/CT image, this image is superimposed over a CT scan, which provides a detailed picture of the body's internal anatomy and also helps pinpoint the location of the PET information.
Your doctor ordered a PET/CT exam because he wanted to make sure you had the best imaging care possible for diagnosis and treatment of a disease, if treatment is needed. A PET/CT second opinion is an important part of that process.
PET/CT images are captured by machines using advanced technology to peer into and record the inside of the body. However, the interpretation of that image is not clear cut. The human eyes and judgment of the radiologist to must analyze what the machine has produced.
Help Ensure the Accuracy of Your Exam with a PET/CT Second Opinion
For the best diagnostic results, you need a PET/CT second opinion. Studies have found that not every radiologist will interpret the same PET/CT picture in exactly the same way. Your course of treatment depends on the exam results. Patients who want the best healthcare will get extra assurance with a PET/CT second opinion.
In particular, many factors can influence the interpretation of an exam – the radiologist’s experience level, workload level, fatigue. Radiologists have different opinions, and unfortunately, even the most seasoned physician can simply make a mistake. A PET/CT second opinion can ensure the accuracy of your exam interpretation.
A PET/CT Second Opinion is an Investment in Your Health
Also remember that you have invested time traveling to the PET/CT site and in the exam process itself-- and also likely made some financial investment. A small investment in a PET/CT second opinion will help you make the most of your efforts so you can feel assured and confident about the results of your exam.
PET/CT exams focus on different areas of the body and conditions. They are often used for cancer/oncology to detect cancer, determine benign versus malignant lesions, stage of cancer and detect cancer recurrence. In neurology if is used for imaging and evaluating seizure disorders and assessing Alzheimer’s disease. The exam cardiology, PET/CT is frequently used to assess the viability of heart bypass surgery and blood flow.
Whatever the specific reason, typically a PET/CT exam involves a serious condition, and a PET/CT second opinion will help ensure the best possible diagnosis and treatment.
Different Procedures Call for Different PET/CT Second Opinion Specialists
Having a PET/CT diagnosis by a radiology sub-specialist is particularly important. Radiologists may be generalists reading a wide range of exams or specially trained experts who focus on a particular area. XMRI.com has handpicked a team of highly-trained sub-specialists to give you peace of mind about your PET/CT second opinion. These physicians have the extra training and experience to assess small nuances on your exam and their PET/CT second opinion may make the important difference in your diagnosis. When you book your PET/CT second opinion, review the XPET/CT.com website carefully and select the correct sub-specialist. If you are unsure, contact XPET/CT.com for assistance.
You Can Play an Active Role in Your Healthcare with a PET/CT Second Opinion
Most physicians agree that patients should conduct research about their medical conditions. They feel patients should play an important role in their own healthcare and their PET/CT second opinion. In particular a PET/CT second opinion is particularly important for conditions where diagnosis demands a high level of radiology skill and when a mis-diagnosis may result in more invasive treatment or an irreversible treatment that may be unnecessary.
Remember, receiving a PET/CT second opinion doesn’t mean you don’t trust your doctor. It simply means you are an intelligent, motivated patient ready to play an active role in your own healthcare. Most physicians will respect a patient who asks a PET/CT second opinion from highly trained fellow radiologist because it can contribute new information to their diagnosis.
It’s your body and your health . . . So order you PET/CT second opinion today!