Asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Do I still go to my dr? Why did the catscan show one thing but X-ray from company dr show different? Are they lying?

I was at work. Got hurt ambulance took me to ER. They did a catscan and said my nose was broke and return to regular duty after follow up with surgeon. My jobs safety talked to person doing paperwork and told them to put me on light duty so they changed it on the paper. The next day the hospital did a new paper and put not to return to work until I see my primary care physician . So then My job made me go to their dr the next day and do an X-ray and their dr said nothing is wrong with my nose, but for me to be off work until my next hitch.

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: CT scans are an advanced type of X-ray that shows blood vessels, organs, and other soft tissues well.

X-rays do a better job showing showing the skeletal structure including broken bones.

Different radiologists occasionally disagree on what the exact same test shows, and more commonly, their reports differ in wording even when they agree on what a test shows. Disagreement does not mean they are lying.

As the patient, you are free to follow up with a surgeon, or follow up with your PCP, or neither. Your healthcare is your choice.

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