How do i get an MRI test

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Anthony123
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   Posted 4/5/2007 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey again, I was just wandering how i get an MRI test, I live in Birmingham England, And i was wandering if any others members who live there know where i could find an neurologist or know a way to find one or can i get tests at the hospital.

Denda
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   Posted 4/5/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again Anthony!

In the US a doctor must order the MRI and you must have some type of legit reason for the MRI since they are pretty expensive. My dx was headaches and rt sided numbness. That MRI and the radiologist fee was paid for in full by having that dx. Since then all my tests have had the following dx of abnormal MRI (since several lesions were found), possible dymelinating disease and still everything is being picked up by insurance. With my insurance I did not have to have a referral for the neurologist, but my insurance would only pay for certain docs in my plan, my pcp looked all of them up in the local area and told me which one to call. It sometimes takes several weeks to get into a neuro, so be prepared for a wait. I now am going for a 2nd opinion with a MS specialist.

I started this process back in October 2006 and am seeing the MS specialist first week in May and I still have no real dx.
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   Posted 4/5/2007 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Anthony123 said...
Hey again, I was just wandering how i get an MRI test, I live in Birmingham England, And i was wandering if any others members who live there know where i could find an neurologist or know a way to find one or can i get tests at the hospital.
MRI stands for "magnetic resonance imaging" --and is ordered by your doctor. If you're in England, it's likely your GP will need to refer you to a neurologist, and the neurologist would order it, much like he'd order blood testing or other medical tests.  Usually MRI's are done at a hospital. Here in the US there are "free standing" MRI clinics where someone can go -- after being referred by a doctor -- to have the test done.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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