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how long for ct scan?
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:06:15 PM »
Ihow long for ct results?
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Re: how long for ct scan?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 08:16:14 PM »
There's no set time.  Could be a few days or a week or two.  Depends on your doctor, etc.  But if they let you leave the facility there was nothing obviously wrong with you.
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Re: how long for ct scan?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 08:34:56 PM »
They did the initial read to see if there were any additional images needed or if there was something that needed attention.  Then it's read by 1 or 2 other people, transcribed and sent to your Dr.  Length of time is based on the number of scans and urgency.

I read your other post and you were what we used to term a "hold and call", you didn't leave the facility until we called your Dr and he was satisfied you were OK
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Re: how long for ct scan?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 03:40:53 AM »
Thanks, soarinfalcon what do you mean by that term hold and call?
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Re: how long for ct scan?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 07:19:27 AM »
That is NOT correct about 'if something is wrong they won't let you leave'.  I've left with a liver tumor and the techs were all smiles and back patting.  The people doing the CT scan check for unfuzzy images, etc. and cannot dx lumps, bumps, etc.

I was told a few weeks ago that many radiologist now work from home on their computers. Depending on how many film they get it a day, it usually takes two days for them to compare to old scans, check new scans, write reports and send them by email to the doctor. 
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Re: how long for ct scan?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 08:05:01 AM »
It depends on the doctor, I once had an MRI of the brain and the doctor called me the
next morning with all is OK. I had an MRI of the abdomen and the GI physician took
3 weeks to call me back, I thought I was finished. He called me with all is fine, and I
was so relieved that I went out and bought a Rolex watch that I really should not have
bought, but felt I deserved it for what I went through. That was the first and last time I
ever did that.
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