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To obtain the most meaningful neuroimaging results, communication with the neuroradiologist is vital and should include providing a complete patient history, type of scan desired, sequence, contrast material, renal function testing (including the calculated GFR for patients with suspected kidney disease), scan thickness, and area of interest. Failure to supply detailed information often results in images that do not show the area of interest or do so with insufficient detail. Inappropriate images (eg, images showing the wrong location or orientation, lack of contrast administration, or overly thick slices) are often worse than no images at all because they may provide a false sense of security and may create third-party–payer barriers to the required reimaging.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 5 - Neuro-Ophthalmology. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.