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  • amoresi
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    Well, surprisingly my insurance company denied the CT scan in favor of a MRI even though I had a MRI in early June. So my CT scan is from early May, but I don’t know if it was on a 64 slice scanner with 1 mm cuts but it will have to do. I presume the MRI is best as my primary issue is leg pain. MRI with contrast scheduled for next Friday.

    amoresi
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    Just confirmed with the hospital where my CT scan from May was done that it was unfortunately on a 16 slice scanner with 1.25 mm cuts. Hopefully that will still give you good enough info on my fusion mass at L5-S1. I’ll submit the request on your website for surgical second opinion after my MRI next Friday.

    Dr. Corenman
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    It will have to do.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

    amoresi
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    Hi Dr. Corenman. I submitted the request for second opinion from the website this morning. I’m gathering up my CD’s and reports and will mail along with the paperwork I printed out tomorrow. I look forward to your opinion and hope you are able to see something the surgeon who did my fusion and subsequent decompression as a result of heterotopic bone and hardware removal is missing. I have been miserable since having my hardware removed, which in my opinion has me questioning the quality of my fusion mass in spite of being declared “fused”. The imaging may suggest evidence of that, but the clinical picture sure doesn’t match.

    amoresi
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    Package mailed. Should be in Lori’s hands on Tuesday. Look forward to speaking with you.

    Dr. Corenman
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    Look forward to contact next week or so.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
    If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!

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