icbn Posted July 13, 2006 Share Posted July 13, 2006 Went to the VA Oncologist for first time. They performed a CT scan and I was given the results last week. According to the VA, NED. Nothing, Nada, zip. Go home, don't bother us. I already had a PET/CT scan ordered by my non-VA oncologist and I just received those PET scan results today. The old mediastintal (sp?) lymph node is okay, although still enlarged but no SUV. But, from the report... "There is a new area of hypermetabolic activity with a maximum SUV of 7.8 just in the subcarinal space. In retrospect, this area was subtly abnormal on the previous examination of 03/31/06. There is now increased soft tissue in this location with a markedly elevated SUV." I don't know what that means, but there it is. I see the Onc tomorrow. One thing for sure, the VA operates with blinders on. A CT scan is accurate 63% of the time, a PET scan is 97% accurate. IF they used better techniques the VA might find something wrong with a Veteran and then have to pay to fix it. Hear no evil, speak no evil, avoid cost? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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