Ditto on what Phyl said to AT LEAST get a photocopy of the radiologist's MRI report every time, and it's really best to get copies of the most important films. What I learned was that one can get a CD that has all the films and the software program that lets you explore them.
The CD makes it easier to transport. I think any neurosurgical facility can copy them into their own computer system, and give the CD back to you. The MRI folks charged me $12 to make the CD.
I've just started to explore the films, and of course not too much is clear to me.... neither in the films I've been able to access nor how to navigate the software itself to SEE the films! But I'm getting there.
Does anyone know; do the films come out "flipped" sideways -- that is, an AN on the right would appear to be on the left?