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Pre-tests for ESWT.

Posted by Yasmin on 9/27/03 at 16:06 (131262)

Hi

I've had an MRI scan done, and it states that I have PF. I live in the UK, and although a rhemotologist asked for the scans to be done (on my behalf), the MRI scans themslves were not evaluated by a specific person who deals with foot problems etc.

My question is I am seeing another doc on monday regarding ESWT treatment. Should I ask him for an ultrasound scan? I have the MRI report but not the film (I had it on the NHS, therefore I am not entitled to it!). Is it important for him to look at the MRI film (if he can read it) or will the ultrasound be okay? I have normal PF as far as I know, and no other problems.

Thanks

Yasmin

Re: Pre-tests for ESWT.

Dr. Z on 9/27/03 at 16:33 (131273)

The machine he is using may have a ultrasound attachment. He or she can use that if needed for addtional information. Most of the information needed will be from a history and physical examination so don't worry too about do I need this or that