Navigation Links
NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare Launches 'Consultative Scan Review' Program for Physicians and Patients Seeking Second Opinion

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare today announced the launch of a new program in which Institute physicians provide a timely service by mail to physicians and patients seeking a second opinion. Called the "Consultative Scan Review" Program, it is tailored to cases related to brain tumors and spinal or neurovascular disorders.

"In today's health care, patients should seize opportunities to get a second or even a third opinion when facing a complex brain or spine condition," Kit Fox, M.D., Executive Medical Director at NeuroTexas Institute, said. "The 'Consultative Scan Review' Program gives patients and primary care physicians the opportunity to conduct due diligence and confirm initial findings."

Patients and primary care physicians can contact NeuroTexas Institute by phone at (512) 544-9000 or conveniently complete a scan review request form online at Upon receipt of the request, a nurse coordinator will contact the patient or physician to coordinate a timely and seamless clinical review of the patient's MRI or CT scans.

"This consultative approach allows patients and primary care physicians to benefit from additional resources and possible alternative treatment options," Michael Webb, M.D., Executive Medical Director at NeuroTexas Institute, said.

According to the National Brain Tumor Society, patients should get a second opinion as soon after the initial diagnosis as possible, preferably before treatment has begun. This will avoid delaying proper treatment. Brain tumors are particularly challenging and complex because of the variety and treatment options available. A second opinion can confirm an initial diagnosis or compare suggested courses of treatment.

Since the program's inception, NeuroTexas Institute has already received international inquiries from Europe and Asia.

A small administrative fee applies for postage of scans and clinical report.

About The NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare

NeuroTexas Institute at St. David's HealthCare is dedicated to ensuring the best clinical outcomes for patients with conditions affecting the brain, spine and nerves. The Institute was founded to promote quality care, provide academic leadership and perform advanced research in the field of neurosciences. For more information please visit

St. David's HealthCare

In 2008, St. David's HealthCare received the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the State of Texas based upon world class quality measures. With a total of 21 sites across Central Texas, St. David's HealthCare includes six of the area's leading hospitals: St. David's North Austin Medical Center, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, St. David's South Austin Hospital, St. David's Medical Center, St. David's Georgetown Hospital and St. David's Rehabilitation Hospital. In addition to its full-service rehabilitation hospital, St. David's provides rehabilitation services at its acute-care facilities and at numerous outpatient rehabilitation clinics across the region. For more information please visit

    Media Contacts:
    Kristin Marcum or Erin Ochoa
    Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations

SOURCE NeuroTexas Institute
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Risk Management and Patient Safety Institute Announces Annual Health Care Risk Conference Dates
2. Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center Receives Distinction as an ACS-Accredited Education Institute
3. LifeNet Health Establishes The Skin & Wound Allograft Institute
4. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
5. CAS Medical Systems, Inc. Awarded $2.8 Million Grant by National Institutes of Health
6. Portico Systems to Share Provider Network Management Best Practices at Institute for International Research
7. The Integrated Benefits Institute Offers Largest Benchmarking Database in U.S. Spanning Disability and Workers Compensation Programs
8. The Cooper Institutes FITNESSGRAM Selected as Statewide Physical Fitness Assessment Tool
9. Bullying Prevention Institute Designed to Empower Change in Schools
10. Southern Research Institutes Neurodegenerative Disease Drug Discovery Program Receives National Institute of Mental Health Funding
11. Corey McPherson Nash Develops Case Statement for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Capital Campaign
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... for all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together who want to ... by empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The non-profit launched its ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... TyloHelo Inc , North America’s largest ... accessories help improve the bather experience in the sauna, and the accessories selected ... purist looking for simplicity in design to accessories that encourage a greater expression ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the first time, Vitalalert is donating ... Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in 2014 with Vitalalert ... cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and is an international Christian-based health ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , ... release of a new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in ... and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the ... While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of ... suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 3D bioprinting ... 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research ... Disease (CKD) which demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost ... effective substitute for organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting ... 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> ) has announced ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the French ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and ... Abuse Testing Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment ... to their offering. --> ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: