Rokkit wrote:So you're saying on some patients they are going straight to venography? That is very interesting.
Yes.Xia who had two stents remembers being gelled for Doppler ultrasound whereas Petebou and Iza didn't. Funnily enough, and i don't want to sound alarmist in any way, I went back into the hospital the evening after the procedure because I had forgotten to take out my copy of the MRV cd from the bag supplied by the MRI clinic and found my little plastic bag hanging on the door of the office where I had left it. I assume someone checked it before the venography but who knows?
I don't know if this leaves us with an ethical query or merely a financial issue since everyone pays for the full monty. It's something I intend to take up with the admin office in a few days after progress has been monitored a bit more and also whether they are booking for follow ups. In our absence Glasgow is up and running with the Doppler so we may well get the follow up there but if the venography itself is the deciding factor I'm not sure where this leaves people going on a step by step basis.(This is something I alluded to earlier in this thread).
Thanks to all for the wishes.