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My dr has ordered a spect scan of brain at columbia, i'd like an fmri instead.Can any dr order fmri?
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Dr. David Youmans
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: FMRI
Any licensed physician may order an fmri.
Unfortunately, insurance pre-certification can be difficult to obtain, even in cases where a more expensive examination is very useful or even necessary. If you are having trouble with precertification, notify your company's benefits manager of your difficulty.

In brief: FMRI
Any licensed physician may order an fmri.
Unfortunately, insurance pre-certification can be difficult to obtain, even in cases where a more expensive examination is very useful or even necessary. If you are having trouble with precertification, notify your company's benefits manager of your difficulty.
Dr. David Youmans
Dr. David Youmans
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: FMRI hard to get
Most fmri machines, including those at columbia, are booked for months ahead by researchers, since they are preferred in doing experiments to spect.
But a piecing together of spect, ct, mra, and MRI can give a doctor a very valid picture for clinical use.

In brief: FMRI hard to get
Most fmri machines, including those at columbia, are booked for months ahead by researchers, since they are preferred in doing experiments to spect.
But a piecing together of spect, ct, mra, and MRI can give a doctor a very valid picture for clinical use.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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