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    Old 08-16-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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    How to carry MRI films

    This is a very random question, but I figured someone here might have the answer. Has anyone come across some type of sleeve or holder to carry MRI films in? I know they come in the paper sleeve, but something more sturdy and weatherproof? The reason I ask is because I seem to be accumulating MRI films and wanted a better way to store them.

    Also, anyone traveled on a plane with films before? What's the best way to transport them? I know this is a random question, but I figured it's somewhat related to back problems.

     
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    Old 08-16-2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    I needed to send my daughter's mri film to another state to be reviewed and we were able to get the mri copied to a cd so we didn't have to deal with all of the film. Best of luck finding something sturdy. cas

     
    Old 08-16-2005, 12:41 PM   #3
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    I would check your local arts and crafts supply store (such as the Michael's chain) and pick up an art portfolio. They make them in different sizes and materials, so you should find one that fits your budget and will hold the MRI films.

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    Old 08-16-2005, 07:03 PM   #4
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    If the films are recent you should be able to contact the MRI facility and ask that it be put on CD. CD's take up alot less space and you don't have t worry about the pictures getting scratched, etc., Older films I'm not sure how you would get those put on CD.

     
    Old 08-16-2005, 07:57 PM   #5
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    With the cd's, did you all have to pay for that. I remember when I got copies of my MRI made last year, they charged an arm and a leg. Also, are teh doctors okay with the MRI on a CD...I need to take them for a second opinion/consultation. Thanks for all the ideas guys...I'm going to call the MRI place tomorrow and see about the CD.

     
    Old 08-16-2005, 09:12 PM   #6
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    I am interested in finding out how much the CD cost too! I need to get a copy of mine and then I could post a photo of that crazy tumor for all of you to see how bad it had compressed my spinal cord.

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    Old 08-16-2005, 10:12 PM   #7
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    The place where I had my MRI's done will copy your films to CD, they charged like $10.00 for the CD... and it is easier to store and definately does not take up as much space...as far as I know the doctors just transfer the info in the CD's back to film to view them.

     
    Old 08-17-2005, 04:37 AM   #8
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    I just got a copy of my daughter's mri on cd in February I did not have to pay anything for the cd. I don't know if it made a difference that I was sending it to another dr or not. My daughter's dr was the one who told me to go to the hospital and have it copied to cd. He knew we needed it for a second opinion and said that was the way to mail it. cas

     
    Old 08-17-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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    I am having all my cervical and lumbar X-rays, MRI's and CT Scans put on CD's as I write this. The hospital I go to gave me a phone number of the main radiology department and I called Monday and they will do them at no charge to me. There will be a total of 5 to 6 CD's when done. I plan to call the places where I had others done and see if they will do the films they have.

    There is no charge for the CD's. If I wanted a copy of the actual films it would cost me $7.00 per film. I love the idea of the CD's because it takes less space and I can also post films onto support boards for others to see. I wish we could do that here but that image feature is turned off.

    Give it a try you have nothing to lose if they won't or can't do it.

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    Fused ~

    Sorry to say but this board has the image feature shut off. It really is neat to post and see others MRI's and films. Just remember to edit your films before you post them any where because you name and other personal information is on them. I posted mine on other boards that allow it and it's really kind of neat to see.

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    Old 08-17-2005, 09:04 PM   #11
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    what board allow it? I would like to see some!

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    Old 08-17-2005, 09:17 PM   #12
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    Millie ~

    We are not allowed to share addresses of other support boards here. Sorry. All you need to do to find other ones is to do a search on goggle using words like spine problem forums or message boards for people with spine problems. There are hundred of them out there that do allow posting pictures and just about any kind of back (spine) problem web site you want and much more. The rules at other places are very open.
    I am not sure I am allowed to even say this? Sorry if what I said is not allow.

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    Old 08-18-2005, 07:09 AM   #13
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    I just got my films from my last MRI on CD yesterday...they didn't charge anything for it. I looked at the images, and it's pretty neat, but sometimes it's a little hard to make out the details, and I felt like the films were a little better to look at (assuming you have the proper lighting/equipment to view them on). So I'm thinking the doctor I'm getting a second opinion from may prefer the films, but I'll ask him.

     
    Old 08-18-2005, 02:04 PM   #14
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    Re: How to carry MRI films

    [QUOTE=caszyman]I needed to send my daughter's mri film to another state to be reviewed and we were able to get the mri copied to a cd so we didn't have to deal with all of the film. Best of luck finding something sturdy. cas[/QUOTE]
    Hi caszyman,

    I am curious whether you've ever viewed the cd yourself? If so, was it just a 2D copy of the flat film, or could you actually view if from many different angles like a 3D picure?

    Thanks,

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    Old 08-18-2005, 02:24 PM   #15
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