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  • Medical ethics in Radiology

    Posted by Unknown Member on September 5, 2023 at 6:18 am

    I was a mammo tech expert decades ago. Now I’m a patient in a mystical system.
    I recently had a mammogram that has disappeared. They want me to come back to have a 3d mammogram which is what was ordered to begin with No explanation or results from the previous mammogram.
    What happens to a study that is done in error? Back in my day it was read anyway, and the correct study was ordered with an explanation to the patient and referring doctor. I believe it was considered the ethical thing to do because the wrong study’s results could provide some further insight into the patient’s condition or provide a negative study to compare to a future condition.
    The medical center where I had the mammogram will not return my calls, will not give me a valid reason to call me for another mammogram. They claimed my doctor ordered another mammo, but she said she did not order another mammo.
    Is this incompetence, unethical or do I have a suspicious finding that should be scheduled with a mammo AND a biopsy at the same time?
    I’m reluctant to go back to a facility that is not being honest with me.

    reza800p_368 replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • alex.nieto_484

    September 5, 2023 at 6:45 am


    • JohnnyFever

      September 5, 2023 at 7:34 am

      Your doctor who ordered the mammogram should be handling this for you.  

      • yao.bw39_792

        September 6, 2023 at 3:16 pm

        I was always surprised by how often people try to lie their way out of a mistake at the hospital, and just make it worse. 
        I doubt it has anything to do with a suspicious finding on your mammo.
        I was taught and always read exams even if they were done by mistake.

        • reza800p_368

          September 6, 2023 at 3:24 pm

          I am sorry to hear that. It is a bad situation to be at. 

          A few years ago I went for a blood test and they lost my sample. I really don’t know what happened but the Lab gave me voucher for free blood tests for 5 years. I never went to that lab again.