A 39-year-old member asked:
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my doctor is too busy and 'forgets' to put requisition through? can i just schedule my own test in radiology?

6 doctor answers
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
No: You might want 2 enlist the help of his nurse.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Call : His nurse to help schedule test. If urgent go to er.
Answered on Jul 4, 2012
Dr. Steven Greenberg
32 years experience Radiology
No: You need requisition to permit facility to perform radiology study.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
24 years experience Radiology
Depends: It depends on the state and exam. In ny a prescription is needed for a exam.
Answered on May 5, 2013
Dr. Frank Welte
17 years experience Radiology
No, but...: A patient can call a radiology department and tell them that their physician would like them to have a test, but that he has not put in an order/requisition. The radiology department will often track down the orders for you.
Answered on Apr 9, 2015
Dr. David Dinhofer
41 years experience Radiology
Ask for the referral: Your doctor should give you a referral form or prescription upon request. Then you can take the referral paper to any imaging center that performs that study.
Answered on Nov 29, 2020

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