How did you get results

Hi all

How did you get your results from MRI. I have been for an MRI and have now received an appointment to see my consultant to discuss results? I am now a tiny bit worried as I would have thought they would have just sent a letter if it had been clear. I mean why would you get a consultants appointment just to be told it is all ok.

Any thoughts and how were you told.


4 Replies

  • I have had several MRIs and always had consultant appointment to get results so please try not to worry. I am awaiting appointment letter from MRI on 16th Jan this year at the moment but my last one, a year ago, the appointment only took 5 mins but i found it very reassuring to have my surgeon confirming all waa well.

  • Consultants vary, some send a letter, some phone up and some like to see the patient. I am 18 years post treatment so I have been though a number of these "check" MRIs. And do remember that, especially early on, the result is usually more complex than simply "good or bad"!. They may wish to discuss/explain the residual tumour volume, the presence of necrosis (signs that the tumour is dying) or other things in your MRI which they find of interest. Good Luck.

  • Hi blackmonday,

    I had my first MRI after referral by Gp - day later phone call from MRI dept to say needed another one this time with contrast - booked for 2 days later so I was worried. Also had phone call from surgery -GP wants to see you given appointment next day. Told what it was by a completely cold GP.MRI machine broke down on the day of the 2nd MRI and was given an appointment on Good Friday. Saw consultant about 3 weeks later. I am now in watch and wait new MRI in April and still worrying.

    If you are really worried which is to be expected just having had a brain MRI see your Gp and they may be able to find out and get a print out of your results- it should say the findings and the size.

  • Hi just to let everyone know, scan was clear. So looks like my terrible tinnitus is down to stress.

    Thanks for the replys and all the best to everyone.

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