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Are radiologists supposed to find everything on an MRI or just that which coincides with dr's diagnosis?

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In brief: No

No test is perfect and no radiologist can find "everything" on any test.
Every test, including MRI is much more accurate when the radiologist has appropriate clinical information and then will know on what to focus and how to interpret the information seen.

In brief: No

No test is perfect and no radiologist can find "everything" on any test.
Every test, including MRI is much more accurate when the radiologist has appropriate clinical information and then will know on what to focus and how to interpret the information seen.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Radiology reporting.

When a physician orders imaging, they (should) give clinical information about the patient to help the radiologist do the best job of reading what they see.
That being said, the radiologist will always look at all of the imaging and report any irregularities seen, regardless of what the physician is looking for.

In brief: Radiology reporting.

When a physician orders imaging, they (should) give clinical information about the patient to help the radiologist do the best job of reading what they see.
That being said, the radiologist will always look at all of the imaging and report any irregularities seen, regardless of what the physician is looking for.
Dr. Scott Diede
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