External Imaging Review
If you have been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor or tumor of the spinal cord, Radiant Oncology can provide an external imaging review from leading professionals in Tucson. This review is intended to provide a second opinion on your treatment and help you feel confident in the decisions made about your care. Our team of highly skilled specialists will examine all of your imaging studies and provide you with their expert opinion on the best course of treatment for you.
What is an external imaging review?
An external imaging review is an opportunity for you to have your brain or spinal cord tumor examined by a team of specialists who are not associated with the hospital where you were originally diagnosed. This provides you with an unbiased second opinion on your diagnosis and treatment options.
This diagnostic imaging review is intended to provide you and your family with as much information as possible so that you can make the best treatment decisions for your situation. Your body, your treatment, and your life are important to us.
Expert Opinion from Specialists
We understand that a brain or spine tumor diagnosis can be overwhelming. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible imaging center and treatment options. Our team of specialists has years of experience in treating brain and spine tumors. They will review all of your imaging studies and discuss their findings with you.
Our brain tumor center’s multidisciplinary team is composed of some of the most skilled and experienced specialists in Tucson. This team includes:
- Neuro-oncologist –A neuro-oncologist is a medical doctor specializing in diagnosing and treating brain tumors. Our team works closely with neuro-oncologists to provide the best possible care for our patients.
- Radiation oncologist –A radiation oncologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells. Our radiology or radiation oncologists team can work with you to develop a treatment plan that is best for you.
- Neurosurgeons –Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who specialize in the surgical treatment of brain and spine disorders. With in-depth knowledge of the brain and spine, our neurosurgeons are able to provide our patients with the best possible surgical treatment options.
Confidence in Your Treatment Decisions
Our team’s goal is to help you feel confident in the decisions made about your care. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our team will provide you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for your care.
A second opinion can be very helpful in making treatment decisions. We encourage you to take advantage of our external imaging review. This review is intended to provide you with the best possible care and treatment options.
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists will review all of your imaging studies and provide you with their expert opinion on the best course of treatment for you.
Radiant Oncology is home to the only neuro-oncology program in Southern Arizona. Our team of experts offers comprehensive, leading-edge care for patients with brain and spinal tumors. We offer a full range of services, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.
Combined with our neuro-oncologist and radiation oncologist team, we offer the most comprehensive radiation therapy program in Southern Arizona. We use leading technology and techniques to deliver precise, targeted radiation therapy while minimizing side effects.
Initial treatment for most brain tumors will be surgery. The type of surgery performed will depend on the type and location of the tumor. In some cases, a craniotomy may be performed. This is a procedure in which a portion of the skull is removed to access the brain. Surgery may also be used to biopsy the tumor or to remove as much of the tumor as possible.
External Imaging Review
Our brain tumor center offers an external imaging review service. This service provides an expert opinion on brain tumor imaging studies from anywhere in the world. A board-certified neurosurgeon and neuro-oncologist will review your images and provide a comprehensive report within five business days.
How to Request an External Imaging Review
In order to provide you with the best possible care, we require a completed external Imaging Review Form, pathology report, and two MRI imaging studies provided on CD or film. We prefer two different imaging studies with different dates to ensure that we have the most recent information available. However, we will review your information even if you only have one MRI imaging study available. We can provide our external imaging review service for patients throughout the U.S.
You may submit all required documents to Radiant Oncology through a carrier that provides a tracking number (such as FedEx or UPS) so that we may track the arrival of your records.
You will be contacted by one of the members of our multidisciplinary team within 24 to 48 hours of receipt of your records. You’ll be given a second opinion by phone, and you will also receive formal written documentation within seven days.
If you have questions about this process or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 520-320-2146 and ask for the neuro-oncology department.
Charge for External Imaging Review
The charge for the External Imaging Review is a $100 administrative fee. Please include the payment with your information packet when you submit it to Radiant Oncology.
Radiant Oncology is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We understand that insurance coverage and benefits can be confusing, so we want to help by providing some clarity regarding our external imaging review service.
The external imaging review may not be a covered service under insurance or Medicare, and the associated costs may or may not be applied to any coverage you may have or to your annual deductible. Radiant Oncology will not bill your insurance carrier for this service. However, we believe that this service provides significant value and benefits to every patient who chooses to take advantage of it.
Schedule an Appointment Today
At Radiant Oncology brain tumor center, we proudly offer our external imaging review to help you make the best decisions about your care. So when you choose us, you can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality of care from some of the nation’s leading experts in neuro-oncology.
To learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 520-320-2146 and ask for the neuro-oncology department. We look forward to serving you.
Why Choose Radiant Oncology?
From the rarest conditions to the most common neurological disorders, our specialists provide world-class care. Our team has vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.
Sparing healthy tissue and minimizing side effects are the hallmarks of our approach to brain tumor surgery. We offer both traditional and minimally invasive brain surgery techniques.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Our neurosurgeons work side by side with our medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other cancer specialists. This team approach provides patients with comprehensive care and the best possible outcomes.
A Commitment to Clinical Trials
Our highly-trained specialists are constantly exploring new ways to improve patient outcomes. We offer many clinical trials for brain tumor patients, giving them access to the latest advances in treatment.
Experts When You Need Answers
Whether you’re facing a new diagnosis or seeking a second opinion, the expert team at our brain tumor center in Tucson is here to provide you with answers. Our team of specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on the latest research and your individual needs.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and providing the care and support you need.