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purplegril From: purplegril Date: April 7th, 2016 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah but what was the MRI result?
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: April 7th, 2016 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I won't know for another three weeks, when I have the next consultant's appointment...
purplegril From: purplegril Date: April 7th, 2016 06:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Ridiculous. Nothing scary though I guess, if they had nothing to say straight away.
kekhmet From: kekhmet Date: April 7th, 2016 09:11 am (UTC) (Link)
The tech can't say anything straight away. Medical diagnosis falls outside their offical area of training and expertise so they are not permitted to do it. I had a conversation about it with the tech who did my MRI on my knee a few years ago. He did admit that yeah, they do have some idea what they are seeing obviously, especially if they're an experienced MRI tech. Their job is partly to make sure the images produced are useful for someone else to diagnose from after all! But they're not legally permitted to give medical diagnosis, nor even to tell you anything at all about what they think they saw.
purplegril From: purplegril Date: April 7th, 2016 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I know. But if there's something that looks very wrong they'd get a doctor in immediately rather than ignore it. I wouldn't suggest a tech should start giving advice.

My experience has been private where you get scanned, they email it to the consultant then I go immediately back to the consultant and they tell me the results. So I'm not used to the nhs version.
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