XRay or DMX – 2nd Radiology Opinion


Most patients prefer having a second set of eyes focusing on their healthcare.  According to a study, 88% of patients who sought a 2nd medical opinion for a complex condition received a refined or completely new diagnosis.

XRays are often one of the most frequently and first requested imaging examinations.  Doctors may request an XRay of the cervical spine if you have neck pain or persistent numbness, pain, or weakness in your arms.  A cervical spine X-Ray shows structures including cervical vertebrae, vocal cords, tonsils, adenoids, trachea (windpipe) and epiglottis; and soft tissues such as blood vessels, skin, fat and muscles.  A USA, UK, Indian or Australian trained Radiologist will review XRays to look for signs of any damage or disease. 

The USA, UK, Indian and Australian trained Radiologists working under contract for Spine and Brain Advocate are committed to reviewing imaging in great depth and detail.  All types of Radiology Imaging can be submitted for review and reporting.

Recommended Types of Neck XRays to help diagnose cervical spine and craniocervical junction disorders:

(i)  Davis Cervical Spine Series – Digital Images from a local Chiropractor.

You may have to shop around to see which clinic has the digital X-Ray machine and the Davis C-spine Series knowledge.  NUCCA, Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractors, or Chiropractors that specialize in the upper cervical spine might be your best bet.  PLUS – If they are willing to add an additional view whereby you open your mouth and try bending your neck to touch your ear to each shoulder – this will allow for lateral overhang measurements which is a gem of a way for determining some forms of instability.

(ii) Neck X-Rays that include lateral, lateral flexion, lateral extension and AP open mouth views through your family doctor. 

Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR’s) Imaging Standards of Care Booklet 2011 states “Lateral cervical spine x-rays in flexion and extension are the appropriate imaging to assess cervical spine instability…  Dynamic flexion and extension views using floroscopy [for suspected ligamentous injury] is the recommended specialized investigation for cervical spine injury”.

Even if the 2nd Radiology opinion verifies the initial diagnosis, patients may feel more comfortable knowing that their health is being properly assessed. This is an extra level of reassurance that may put patients fears at ease and will allow for the best treatment plans to be developed.

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XRay or DMX 2nd Radiology Opinion

Before purchasing a XRay / DMX 2nd Radiology Opinion, please make sure you have the Minimum XRay Image requirements: 

1. XRay are in DICOM File format  

2. XRay minimum Pixel Pitch 150 microns

3. DMX is in video format and any images from the DMX are in DICOM file format     



STEP 1.  Purchase your desired XRay /DMX 2nd Radiology Opinion.

♦   To ensure full payment, make sure the appropriate quantity is made in “My Cart”.  Each Image Study = (1) One Quantity.

◊ e.g. Neck XRay = Quantity (1)

◊ e.g. Neck DMX Video with or without DICOM images= Quantity (2)

◊ e.g. Chest XRay (CXR) = Quantity (3)

◊ e.g. Full Spine XRay (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) = Quantity (3)

◊ e.g. Hip XRay + Knee XRay = Quantity (2)

♦  By purchasing a 2nd Radiology Medical Opinion, you are contracting Spine and Brain Advocate to act as a “3rd party Representative” on your behalf and agree to its terms, conditions and policies.


STEP 2.  Submit Image Files 

(i) Upload the applicable Radiology Image file(s) for review and Reporting as well as the original Report easily and securely via Google Drive share to:   spinebrainadvocate@gmail.com

(ii) In a separate email labelled “Supplementary Information”, upload any applicable supplementary Reports and imaging (i.e. Radiology, EKG, Blood etc.) as well as any photos or videos of your symptoms (i.e. tremors, facial spasms, discoloured hands or feet etc.) that may provide the Radiologists with a broad picture of what’s happening with you.  This information is very helpful for the Radiologists when reviewing your case.  Submit this supplementary information securely via Google Drive share to: spinebrainadvocate@gmail.com

(iii) complete the Patient  Clinical History (click here)


STEP 3.  Receive a 2nd Radiology Report from a certified Radiologist within 1 week from the date that images and payment were received.  Note:  Radiology Report(s) will be sent to the email address that was provided at Checkout.  Have questions?  All reasonable requests will be accepted.

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