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  • Question: My GP will not send me for a CT scan so what do I do?
  • Answer:12/23/2002
    It is difficult to answer this question without knowing the medical background of the patient. As a general rule, the test is performed to confirm the suspicion or clinical diagnosis of a physician or other treating professional. In addition, many insurance companies won't pay for the test if it is not justified based upon some symptoms or signs of the disease. CT scan is an expensive test and the patient could be liable for lots of money if not paid by insurance company. I would suggest talking to the primary care physician again and discussing your health concerns in detail. Sometimes a referral to a specialist is advisable. For example, a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon, if someone is concerned enough about his or her health to ask for CT scan of head or spine respectively.

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