MRI Scan in Bangalore

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Can anyone recommend a good hospital/clinic in Bangalore to go for an MRI scan? It's nothing urgent, but my knee has never really come right three years after my surgery, and I thought it might be an idea to get an MRI here in India where it costs less than half of what it would cost me at home. I'm staying at the ITC Windsor, so anything relatively close to that would be good. I've seen quite a few hospitals in the area (Fortis and Sparsh) but not sure if they do scans, or if they're "safe" to go to. Someone once told me the best thing to do is stay completely away from Indian hospitals, with all of the germs running around in them!
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Apollo is good but the warning applies to all hospitals not just India. Its better if its an off site facility. Hopefully, you have no special conditions like metal leg implants..
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Apollo is good but the warning applies to all hospitals not just India. Its better if its an off site facility. Hopefully, you have no special conditions like metal leg implants..
Yes, it's true that one should avoid hospitals everywhere if at all possible!

So - any such offsite facilities in Bangalore?
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3 addresses pop up when i do a google search. anyone suit you?

http://www.google.co.in/search?clien...NMvprQfG2oHgBw

PS : perhaps there are only two, as i see one common name
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Originally Posted by adam00121 View Post 3 addresses pop up when i do a google search. anyone suit you?

http://www.google.co.in/search?clien...NMvprQfG2oHgBw

PS : perhaps there are only two, as i see one common name
Medall Health Care seems to have quite a few branches, one of which isn't too far.

Does anyone have any experience of Medall Health Care? I really was hoping for some personal recommendations instead of just opening up the "yellow pages" and going to some unknown place.
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Why not ask your doctor?

If you trust your doc enough to consult him, then you should be happy with his recommendation too. You also need his expertise (unless you're qualified) to request exactly what is needed from the lab. These diagnostic techniques come in lots of flavours. You'll probably want his interpretation afterwards too.

That your doc will get a commission for referring you is a shock-horror thing to some, but I do not agree. It is the system, it is part of the doc's earnings, and I don't see why he shouldn't.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Why not ask your doctor?
Ummm, because I'm just visiting India and thus don't have a doctor here.
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Originally Posted by ros_brodie View Post It's nothing urgent, but my knee has never really come right three years after my surgery, and I thought it might be an idea to get an MRI here in India where it costs less than half of what it would cost me at home.
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Originally Posted by ros_brodie View Post Ummm, because I'm just visiting India and thus don't have a doctor here.
What would you ask the Lab/Medical Center check for ? As Nick-san said, someone has to interpret the data; but most importantly, the doc has to ask for it - right ?
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post What would you ask the Lab/Medical Center check for ? As Nick-san said, someone has to interpret the data; but most importantly, the doc has to ask for it - right ?
I thought that the Scan comes with a report. Plus I'd take it back home and get a doctor there to interpret it for me. I figured I'd just ask them to scan my right knee?
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Originally Posted by ros_brodie View Post Ummm, because I'm just visiting India and thus don't have a doctor here.
OK... then I think that your first step should be looking, not directly for a lab, but for a doctor who specialises in this area.

Of course, if you are in one of the big cities, you could probably find both doctor and MRI scanner under the same roof at a major private hospital such as Apollo. Whilst this might be the more expensive option, for a visitor it would be the simplest.

Being in Chennai, I cannot help with any recommendations for your city ---but I recently had a full-spine MRI, which, along with a chest x-ray, ECG, and miscellaneous blood tests, cost me about 10,000.
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Originally Posted by ros_brodie View Post I thought that the Scan comes with a report. Plus I'd take it back home and get a doctor there to interpret it for me. I figured I'd just ask them to scan my right knee?
Yes, it comes with a report and that report would be based on what the physician who asked for the MRI has mentioned as Symptoms and likely Diagnosis/cause. Without this base, the MRI Radiologist has only the scan to go by and won't know where/what to look at/for.

Also many doctors who ask for an MRI/CT scan might not be very good at interpreting the scan images and go by the written report of the Radiologist to come to a conclusion.

It might be better to visit a doctor as well for these reasons. It might add an additional 10-15% to the cost.
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I figured I'd just ask them to scan my right knee?
As above its a bit more complicated than that. What they focus in on may be critical. Using ESP I am guessing a torn miniscus (been there done that) or perhaps a knee cap injury (spouses very bad news). How come so many of us have first hand experience? I suspect that a report from a knee specialist would be invaluable as a guide. My spouse got the MRI and showed it my doc who went pale and said he couldn't do anything. Waited too long, etc. I would also advise against that. Arthritis is a b... and knee replacements have to be done periodically. that is basically her options versus my simple recovery from microsurgery (sp?)..
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maybe then you should just call them and inquire as to if they do scanning without a doctor's note, and generate a report ( and give you data of the scan ).

Cannot make any personal recommendations, but Mallya hospital seems a good one too..

http://mallyahospital.net/radiology.html

PS : Manipal hospital also has a mri machine, if you could google for it.
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I had an MRI done at Fortis. The doctor gave instructions for a special dye to be injected, and more details to be extracted from certain areas. So I would agree that a scan needs to be accompanied by a doctor's prescription.

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