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Pre-tests for ESWT

Posted by Yasmin on 9/28/03 at 07:15 (131402)


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.


Re: Pre-tests for ESWT

Don Scott on 9/29/03 at 19:50 (131675)

Ultrasound pictures as well as the report will be very helpful for the practitioner to determine if your do have or not have PF.
I have been informed that there could be 3 or more places in the UK that are doing ESWT.
Donald Iain Scott
ESWT Therapist