U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 08-25-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
3,435 posts, read 934,255 times
Reputation: 2186
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?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-25-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
8,988 posts, read 8,176,621 times
Reputation: 8855
Quote:
Originally Posted by lisalan View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
2,164 posts, read 5,094,460 times
Reputation: 2516
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..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
11,168 posts, read 14,269,996 times
Reputation: 16227
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-27-2010, 01:51 PM
 
2,503 posts, read 5,837,670 times
Reputation: 3440
The joys of socialized medicine.....
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: state of procrastination
3,458 posts, read 3,316,482 times
Reputation: 2698
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.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2010, 12:50 PM
 
293 posts, read 500,805 times
Reputation: 153
That is too bad, awful to wait more that one day for results!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
15,930 posts, read 27,802,651 times
Reputation: 11564
Quote:
Originally Posted by miyu View Post
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!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
27,335 posts, read 21,023,339 times
Reputation: 31950
I can order an MRI and have it done and read in less than an hour.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Canada
3,435 posts, read 934,255 times
Reputation: 2186
So far its been 1 week since my brother went and no results.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top