The results of exam
The practical answers to your questions on exam result procedures and availability, urgent cases, further information, specific examination centres and services.
by Eric Laurent, MD, CHIREC Group, Belgium
Nuclear Medicine physicians most often have to analyze exam results prior to diagnosis. Curves to measure the studied organ’s activity can at times have to be drawn after the images-recording procedure. Furthermore, it is sometimes necessary to compare an exam with the results of another, previously carried out. Conclusions are therefore not always immediately available. They are nonetheless most often available on the same day, or the next day. Sometimes, in urgent cases, results are communicated immediately to your physician before you even leave the department.
The written report is communicated firstly to the physician who advised you to undergo this exam. You can discuss these results and the correct treatment with him, since he also has access to all your other tests and medical data.
The Nuclear Medicine physician who carried out the examination can be contacted at your convenience for any further information you should require.
The Nuclear Medicine Department can also provide you, upon your request or that of any physician you may consult, with a copy of your exam results.