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Old 08-25-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Default MRI results

I'm in Canada and it seems the standard wait time for results is 2 weeks. That seems like a long time to wait. If something were seriously wrong would the results be reported much sooner than this?
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I'm in Canada and it seems the standard wait time for results is 2 weeks. That seems like a long time to wait. If something were seriously wrong would the results be reported much sooner than this?

I would hope that the radiologist would call the ordering physician if there were something critical going on. Two weeks seems like a long time to me for routine results, but I am in the US.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I had one (In the USA) and it took 48 hours for the doctor to get the results and I was called with the results, 10 days later I will see the neurosurgeon. Of coarse my situation could be serious..
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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I had an MRI to diagnose osteopenia and degenerative disk disease in my lower spine. It was all loaded onto a CD and I sat in the waiting room for around an hour and then they gave the CD to me and I brought it to my doctor the next day. So I guess it was an hour wait time for the results, plus a day for someone to actually interpret the results.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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The joys of socialized medicine.....
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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It takes the MRI person 1-2 days to read it in the US. I dunno how long it would take the physician to get the report and do something about it. I don't really trust them, so the best thing is always to call your doctor and try to hasten the process.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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That is too bad, awful to wait more that one day for results!
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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It takes the MRI person 1-2 days to read it in the US. I dunno how long it would take the physician to get the report and do something about it. I don't really trust them, so the best thing is always to call your doctor and try to hasten the process.
Not true everywhere. I was also one of the patients who took a disk home with the full report, plus a brief summary told to me by the radiologist.

It USED to be longer but more facilities are modernizing, which is a good thing!
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I can order an MRI and have it done and read in less than an hour.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
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So far its been 1 week since my brother went and no results.
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