PET, CT and GEHA

Our insurance company, GEHA, decided to disallow the PET scan saying it was not medically necessary.  As a backup, they allowed a CT scan.  This took place on February 10.  The contrast they have you drink made Theresa sick.  Even with that, she was able to complete the scan and await the results.

That evening, Dr. Viscusi called saying that the CT scan did not show spots on the sternum or ribs, but did show something on the liver.  She said that she was going to call GEHA and get the PET scan approved.  This was the best way to determine what exactly is going on.  This was approved on February 12 and took place on February 17.