Grateful for any advice on report...
Probably a really silly question-hope not. (Good thing no one can see me sitting here.)
On Good Friday found myself in an A&E as I felt I didn't have sensation when swallowing on the right hand side. (No problem swallowing though - Do that plentifully.) The doctor on the ward found I'd a delayed gag on the left hand side and said I should have an urgent MRI for the brain/brain stem 'just in case'. My GP said that one of the things they would look for was MS. (I would be lying when I said I didn't panic inside at this news - as I didn't really feel I had any of the other symptoms ... but then, of course, one reads ... and the imagination plays as it is wont .... resulting in the proverbial 'Did I?'.)
Had the MRI on Tuesday. Most grateful. The neuro-radiologist's report was delivered on Thursday. Even MORE grateful at the rapidity. It read (and I quote): "Normal brain scan. No mass is shown in the skull base. The paranasal sinuses are clear." (My GP forwarded this to me, so I KNEW it was at least decent news and was, after all, based on the discharge request from the hospital.)
MY QUESTION: If there WERE unusual lesions present ... would the neuro-radiologist have a duty of care to report them? I have read some of the reports on the board and they are much more fulsome - but then I suppose they had much more of a direct entity to report back on. Or am I kidding myself? (Thing is I'm - well, my imagination is - still haunted by the MS suggestion.)
I'd like to remove that doubt out of my mind if I could.
Can you help me? I would be so grateful for your kind advice.
Bless you, my friends.
(a very grateful Meunier)