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.
CT scans of the head and neck can show if there is swelling or bleeding in the brain, a fracture in the skull, elongated styloid process (Eagle Syndrome), damaged stylomandibular ligament (Ernest Syndrome) etc. If you have signs of a serious injury, a CT scan is usually the best test to diagnose it.
The Radiologist will look for possible reasons for your health symptoms such as weakness on one side of your face or body, problems speaking, hearing or swallowing, seizures, repeated vomiting, severe headaches, one pupil larger than the other, fluid from an ear or nose etc.
Historically, Radiologists used by Spine and Brain Advocate have provided more than double the amount of details and approximately 75% of the time have found new details that help doctors with a diagnosis.
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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