Second opinion consultation in Radiology

We offer patients medical second opinion service for your MRI, CT, or X-ray. Fast and secure, made by expert radiologists.
International health experts
Available worldwide
Fast results
Secure data transfer
Radiologist Dr. med. Nikolaus Loehr
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Second Opinion Team

Our team comprises world-class board-certified doctors who are all renowned medical experts. Each team member has profound experience in medical research and clinical practice from well-known institutions in Europe and the US.

Why get a second medical opinion?

Your first doctor to get in contact with about health situations should always be your primary care doctor. They know you best from many in-person appointments and should help you with diagnosis and a treatment plan for all health problems.
But there are many reasons to seek a different opinion from independent medical care professionals.
  • Many patients don't get a clear answer regarding health issues. Even after years of doctor visits and a long journey through the healthcare system, they don't receive a precise diagnosis.
  • A patient may want to ask for another opinion before extensive surgery.
  • The interpretation of imaging studies of all modalities is very complex. A radiologist with a subspecialty for the medical field in which you have questions can explain more clearly what images mean that your physicians already have taken.
To have complete confidence in your physician's treatment plan, an online doctor consultation may help you as you advance with medical procedures.
For all these cases, ARISTRA offers a service where a board-certified physician will review your medical imaging data and help diagnose your condition. This way, a local physician can continue your treatment, for example, with surgery or medication.
If you have an emergency or urgent care, please call emergency services or visit your local hospital.

How to Ask for a Second Opinion?

You request a second opinion and explain your medical condition to us.
Please be advised that we only take non-emergency cases for this service. The whole process can take several business days. If you have a medical emergency, don't hesitate to contact your local authorities!

A member of the ARISTRA team (this will be a physician or a radiology application specialist) will get in contact with you. We will help you transfer your images and ensure the image quality is sufficient.
In case of insufficient image quality, we will not be able to continue beyond this point. If you wish to have new images taken, we will get you in contact with one of our locations.

After we have ensured the image quality is sufficient, we will also check prior diagnoses, allergies, and medication with you. This way, we can make an accurate assessment of your health.

We provide the best doctor from our team, who is the most experienced with diagnosing and treating your condition. If you want a specific physician to write the online second opinion, you can tell in the step before. The specialist for your question inspects your medical record and images and writes a comprehensive report.

You will receive the written report via e-mail. You can find an example of our second-opinion reports here.
(Optional) We offer the possibility of having a face-to-face video chat where you can ask follow-up questions to the doctor who wrote your report.

Pricing for a medical Second Opinion

Your health insurance company will most likely not cover the costs of our telemedicine services. They generally only take care of your primary care and other doctor visits. For you to be able to consult the best doctors online, we prepared several pricing packages for you. Due to the needed precision during the consultation, we do not offer same-day services.

Team consultation

from 150 CHF
A member of our team of experienced doctors will write a report for you.
Request team consultation

Expert consultation

from 300 CHF
An international expert for your condition will inspect your case and write a comprehensive report.
Request expert consultation

Video conference

from 500 CHF
You will receive a written report from an international expert. Subsequently, you can ask your questions in a video conference.
Request video conference

What our patients and partners say

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What Moves Us?
A patient may ask a doctor for a second medical opinion, which often happens, especially before surgery. Some physicians see it as a sign of distrust in their diagnosis and treatment options. With a remote second opinion by subspecialty radiologists, you can address health concerns discreetly without offending the radiologists that analyzed your images in the first place.
Can an MRI be read wrong?
An MRI is a highly specialized examination. It would be best to trust your current doctor, but a misdiagnosis can always happen. Ordering an MRI review to be sure about a vital health topic can be an essential part of your medical services.
How often is a radiologist wrong?
Defining the error rate of radiologic examinations is challenging. In a 2013 article in the American Journal of Roentgenology, the authors claimed a real-time error rate of 3-4% and a retrospective error rate of up to 30%*.
In day-to-day business, it can be hard to give an accurate diagnosis. In this situation, telemedicine can help with radiology reports and on-demand online second opinion readings.

*Source: Cognitive and system factors contributing to diagnostic errors in radiology; Cindy S Lee, Paul G Nagy, Sallie J Weaver, David E Newman-Toker; DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.10375
Can you get a second opinion on a CT scan?
We also offer doctor consultations on CT scans. A consultation with a specialist from the ARISTRA network can help a patient with their diagnosis, for example, before surgery.
Can you get a second opinion from a radiologist?
Yes. We will connect you to an expert radiologist for most of our second medical opinion services. We recommend a specialist from another medical field with extensive medical imaging knowledge for specific medical questions.

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Due to insurance reasons, we can not offer our services to citizens or residents of the USA or Canada.


Our interdisciplinary team was trained at the best universities. They draw on long experience in research in addition to excellent medical training.
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