I think that whether a mass is cyst compared to a tumor, etc., depends on different properties that they show on the images. It gets pretty technical, from what I have read, and whether the "impression" of the radiologist is accurate or not depends on their level of skill and experience. I encourage anyone who has questions about their scan results to get a second opinion from Mass General Hospital. You don't have to go to Boston for this. see http://www.massgeneral.org/imaging/serv ... inion.aspx
AND just to add on here :
It also has 100% to do with the RIGHT folks, choosing the RIGHT imaging modality ...
in order to get the RIGHT results for your individual situation !!!!!
experience and pro-activity are REQUIRED
BUTT ...... getting the RIGHT information, upon which the Docs base their decisions is = ABSOLUTE !
More imaging and more "eyes on my SitRep" = why I am here now !
(( addendum :
I have been taking and reviewing xrays, ultrasounds, CTs, PET scans and MRIs for my patients for the past 36 years ....
AS well as being a patient having all of those ...done on ME
for the past 10+ years
EVERY imaging modality has its strengths and weaknesses
the RIGHT Docs will choose the best imaging and then proceed. IF there are inconsistencies or irregularities, they need to get more info.
IF they do NOT ..... get another Doc. ))