Apologies if my reply is a little all over the place.
Mine was the same protocol but worse
Sorry you’re going through this.
It might be neccessary, it might not. You might need to be direct and ask why so frequent and why CT and if you’re not happy with the answer, just ask why again until you get an answer that makes sense to you
My guess in lots of cases is that they are being over cautious which I’d rather than not being cautious enough however there still needs to be a happy medium
I also guess that they use many of us as research and test subjects (rightfully so) to check if it’s still fixed so they know what substances work and last for how long as this is the only way they make progress in medicine especially rarer disorders
I also have “guessed” that a CT scan is a lot cheaper and faster than MRI which combined saves a lot of money. I may be wrong but surely this $ saving comes into play
I did research as well as above into radiation and while it’s true each dose is generally quite small and nothing to worry about, if you add them all up plus the radiation of surgery/surgeries… it adds up so if you can avoid this risk with a MRI and it’s suitable for your condition, then I’d definitely choose mri
Firstly i guess ask them if there is a genuine risk that is requiring so frequent scans
Secondly, if there is, ask them if you can have an mri/mra since there is no ionising radiation
Mine was apparently supposed to be ct scan every single month and sometimes MRI which i did for a few months but then i said why can’t it be MRI since no risk in comparison to CT. So since then it’s been MRI with contrast which seems to give them a very clear picture
I stopped such frequent scans as i “personally” found it over the top but i can’t fault how amazing they have all been… Really amazing! True life savers
I was also supposed to have frequent DSA angiograms but i put the first one off and now that was all clear, i don’t plan on having another unless absolutely necessary
I wish you the best