MRI vs. Contrast CT Scan
I’m posting this as a separate thread because its a separate discussion to be had.
For the past 5 years dealing with my groin injury, almost every doctor I had seen had asked for an MRI scan. They never found a single thing on any of the MRIs, no matter where I went or how expensive the scan was. I got 3 dynamic ultrasounds that found some stuff the MRI couldn’t see. But still, neither of them was able to see my original injury/complaint.
Now 5 years and 2 botched surgeries later – suddenly doctors are sending me for a contrast CT Scan and saying they can’t believe the doctors of the last 5 years have not asked for this when they couldn’t identify my issue on MRI imaging.
So why is the MRI so prevalent in this space, and why don’t doctors send patients for both in case of doubt?
Sure its expensive, but I would’ve much rather avoided 2 absolutely useless and permanently damaging surgeries by having to pay for 2 scans. Could’ve possibly saved me 5 years of hell & a lifetime to come of muscular & sexual dysfunction (courtesy of Dr. Brown).
I’d genuinely like to know why there is no consensus on this. Wouldn’t it be the logical thing to do to get both scans & make sure everything get thoroughly checked by process of elimination before jumping to conclusions and invasive procedures? 5 years later and almost disabled, I’m only now being sent for contrast CT scans not by 1 but by 2 very well respected doctors in this space.
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