Friday, 22 May 2015

Need a 2nd opinion on your scan? I can help!

If you would like a second opinion on imaging that you have already had, I can now help. I will provide this service exclusively through a website called diagnose.me. This website provides a portal through which you may request your scans to be reviewed by any of a number of leading radiologists from around the world. 




Until recently, it has been difficult to obtain a second opinion on imaging tests, often being costly and taking long periods of time. One of the great advances of our age, the Internet, is enabling barriers between patients and radiologists to be broken down. It allows people from geographically and temporally distinct locations to connect in an instant - you could be in London and have your scans reviewed by an eminent radiologist in New York within hours of requesting. It is also important to recognise that the scans patients have form a key part of their personal healthcare data, and ownership of that data brings with it the opportunity to scrutinise it to ensure that they have been given the correct result. 

These two key points - the ability to easily access expert radiologists across the globe, and take ownership of medical data, makes diagnose.me unique as a platform for patients to be in charge of their health and well-being. 



The process if straightforward - register an account, select a radiologist, and upload your images and enter any relevant information such as your symptoms and what treatment you may already have had. You are provided with a fixed price and turnaround time for your report. Your report will describe the imaging findings, and provide further advice where relevant. It is important to note that you are advised to go back and discuss the results with your main doctor.

So, if you would like a review of any abdominal (bowel and organs such as gall bladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas) or pelvic floor (proctograms) imaging, click here for a second opinion from me.