I saw my new GI doctor Tuesday afternoon and she said that the radiologist could not make an exact determination of what my liver lesion is from the 3 sets of MRI's that I had done within the last year so I am scheduled for another next Wednesday, January 31 at 1:30. This one will be done with contrast. Only the first MRI I had in October 05 was done with contrast. The following 2 were without.
Part of the reason that he could not ascertain what the lesion was is becasue the films that I brought for them to review were incomplete. It seems some were missing including the films from the first MRI with contrast. Finding this out made me very upset! I went to the hospital where I orignally had the MRI's and requested all MRI films and wrote the dates and when I went to pick them up they gave me a big envelope and there were 3 labels on the front indicating the dates and contents of each MRI. How was I to know they were incomplete?!?!?!? Incidentally the receptionist also told me that I did not need to return them - they were mine and that if I asked to have them released ever again I would be charged for them.)
Anyway I am very disappointed with their inefficiency. This is the second time that I have had a problem with simple errors. In February 06, I had a chest and sinus CT scan done the same day bowever, they were ordered by 2 different doctors. The results for both were sent to only one doctor and at my follow-up appointment he went in to a rage wondering why I had had an extra test.
Sorry I just had to vent!
I truly do appreciate hearing from all of you!
Daniel- it is nice to meet you all the way form Australia. I know I should not stress until I know the whole story but that's way easier said than done and latley Stress is my middle name.
Ladyj12 - I will cross my fingers for you as well that your liver woes continue to be minor. I belong to a large HMO for my health insurance and am very thankful for the good coverage. I'm not looking forward to the MRI because I hate being so confined in that tube. UGHHHH! I don't want to even think about if until next week!
Marie - it is good to hear from you again and especially since you are former "Bostonian" so to speak!
Be glad you're down South - tonite the temps will be close to 0 with wind chills well below 0! I wish you well with your future liver tests also.
Take Care All~!