How often do neurologists disagree with radiology reports? Do you recommend second opinion readings of MRIs and how would I go about getting a second reading of MRIs? Thank you.
We disagree often with general radiologists (they read the majority of MRI scans in the country) and less often with neuroradiologists (most radiologists at academic centers are specialized in MRI of the nervous system and are called neuroradiologists). If your physician would like a second opinion about your MRI, he can send us a message. You would then need to get a copy of your MRI on CD and upload the MRI to our site. We provide the report to your physician. This service is available for $50 and not reimbursed by insurance.
If you are interested, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego