Dr Potter's pelvic MRI

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Dr Potter's pelvic MRI

Postby numb » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:35 am

Hi All,
I am scheduled to have Dr. Potter's pelvic MRI. I live in San Francisco. When i mentioned to my friend to have this done in NY, she is questioning why can't this be available in the major teaching hospital in the West Coast such as Stanford, UCSF or UCLA? If you live in the West Coast, do you know why is this not avail in the major teaching hospital? Is her test reliable? I am hoping the Potter MRI will confirm my diagnosis of PNE and that it will help me to decide what to do next?
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Re: Dr Potter's pelvic MRI

Postby nyt » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:05 pm

Dr. Potter spent alot of time perfecting the MRI for the pudendal nerve. There are things to consider such as the MRI machine, software for analysis, imaging sequences, the ability of the radiologist to read the scan. She uses a GE 3.0T machine. Not all MRI machines are created equal even if they are 3.0T machines. She uses special image sequences and software to analyize the images. However, she is now sharing her protocol with other radiologists. You can ask your dr. if they would be willing to contact Dr. Potter and see about her protocol. The other thing to consider is the ability of the radiologist to read the MRI. If she shared the protocol with your facility maybe she would be willing to read it also. From my personal experience it will be worth your travel. However, is money and the travel are a major problem for you than look into my above suggestoins. I had three normal MRI's before going to Dr. Potter and her results matched almost perfectly with my areas of complaints.
2/07 LAVH and TOT 7/07 TOT right side removed 9/07 IL, IH and GN neuropathy 11/07 PN - Dr. Howard
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4/09 Bilateral obturator decompression surgery, BLL RSD - Dr. Howard
9/10 Removed left side TOT, botox, re-evaluate obturator nerve - Dr. Hibner
2/11 LFCN and saphenous neuralgia - Dr. Dellon 2/11 MRI with Dr. Potter - confirmed entrapment
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