Expert Second Opinions on Neuroradiology Scans
Knowing more is key to making decisions about your healthcare. Our radiology experts have helped numerous patients avoid unnecessary, painful, and costly medical treatments and brought peace of mind to others who simply wanted to be certain about a diagnosis.
Neuroradiology is a sub-specialty of radiology focusing on the discovery of abnormalities and diseases that affect the brain, head, neck, and spine. Neuroradiology scans, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), are used to diagnose a range of conditions, from head trauma injuries to vascular abnormalities.
Common neuroradiology scans include, but are not limited to:
- Computed axial tomography (CAT), also referred to as CT
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
Why Getting a Second Opinion is So Important
Patients don’t always have access to the doctors who read their scans, and often are given little more information than that their scan results were “normal” or “abnormal,” without further explanation.
Additionally, lack of adequate training, increased patient loads, and miscommunications make medical errors relatively common. The statistics are revealing—consider that the interpretation error rate for radiology scans with an abnormal result is as high as 33%, and medical mistakes lead to more deaths every year that car accidents or breast cancer.
This is why getting a second opinion is so important.
The experts at MetisMD put fresh eyes to your scan. We don’t simply read the original radiology report—we carefully evaluate and walk patients through every aspect of their scan.
Patients who are empowered with information make better choices about their care and treatment.
All of our radiologists practice at leading U.S. medical centers and were trained at the country’s leading educational institutions. MetisMD helps patients get the answers they need to take their healthcare into their own hands.