Oh and god forbid if you go to a medical imaging place (not a hospital) for some sort of gut imaging (eg: liver/intestines/etc) and you're allergic to seafood or fish. Despite the fact that it's a myth that if you're allergic to seafood/fish you'll be allergic to the Iodinated contrast dye, they STILL will not perform a CT scan with the dye unless a doctor is present (and at the small imaging places, there isn't one - so you should go to a hospital instead), but because you've booked they will expect that you're going to have a CT scan without the dye. Without the dye, the CT scan most likely won't tell the doctors anything useful, and of course exposes you to unnecessary radiation.
Unfortunately (here in Aus) if you can get a CT scan for something, insurance won't cover you the extra mile for an MRI, so you'll be forking out anything up to AUD $500-600 for an MRI (not sure what it would cost if you have a health concession card, but I suspect still a lot). Plus, they have to give you a similar contrast dye for mostly similar reasons, but at least a doctor tends to be present.
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