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September 21, 2015

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Debby

Talk about the oncologists who sit with the patient the day of the scan, call the radiologist and request a quick read on the spot in order to tell the patient preliminary results as soon as possible. This avoids delay, connects all persons involved, solidifies trust in care givers and shows sincere concern by the physician. Whether positive or negative news is relayed, the waiting has ended. Kudos to these excellent doctors who truly serve their patients.

Marie

I schedule my ct scans for the first appointment available the day I see my oncologist. By my afternoon appointment with him, he has the completed report and has reviewed it. With electronic records, there no longer is a need for the radiologist's' reports to be transcribed and sent to oncologists' offices. The radiologists review the images and type their own reports directly into the system.

Brenda Casey

I have been an oncology nurse for over 30 years and this is my assessment:
1. Physicians need to assess and have a plan
2. Depends on where you get the test done
3.radiologist have to write the report and it is then transcribed
Have your test scheduled 2-3 days prior to a visit with your doctor so you can discuss results!

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