"severe reaction after MRI scan no warning and follow up policy concerns"
About: Charing Cross Hospital / Neurology Charing Cross Hospital Neurology W6 8RF
Posted by sunn (as ),
I had an MRI scan for the small bowel, this involved drinking a fluid and intravenous dye. All went well during the procedure and I left the hospital with no warning whatsoever of possible reactions. I got home and by 11am, narrowly missed having diarrhoea as I was walking back, these intense bouts of diarrhoea lasted till 6pm. First thing next morning, I called the imaging department at the hospital, after being passed around for a while, eventually spoke to another radiographer who explained I must have reacted to the fluid and whose general apology I accept.
I am concerned though that they did not ask for my details and it is unclear if my concerns have been noted. Is anyone going to follow up this mistake or have I had a very polite brush off? It would be good to have a clear procedure where the patient can follow up their concerns and the procedure to follow up an issue aught to be made clear.