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Questions: Click to view the answer, further down the page.


Why can’t my physician read my scan/exam?
What is a technologist?
Who will provide me with my exam results?
Can I have a procedure without a referring physician?
Why do I receive two bills?

 



Why can’t my physician read my scan/exam?

While your physician provides you with his or her clinical findings, it is very important to compare those findings to your radiologist’s conclusions to present you with a complete diagnosis. Radiologists support and partner with your physician by performing diagnostic procedures and interpreting diagnostic images. (or interpreting the images and providing a written report to your doctor)

All of our radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, six of which have participated in a Fellowship program for additional training and/or have obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification in a given subspecialty.

Many do not know that radiologists have up to 14 years of medical training, which includes four years of college, four years of medical school, one year internship, four years of residency training in radiology, and an additional one to two years of fellowship training in a particular subspecialty of radiology, such as neuroradiology, and vascular and interventional radiology.


What is a technologist?

A technologist is a person specially trained to operate the diagnostic imaging equipment and to position patients to achieve the clearest images possible. While technologists are not medical doctors they do work closely with the radiologist reviewing patient histories, presenting histories and preliminary films to the radiologist, and making sure all patients are as comfortable as possible.


Who will provide me with my exam results?

Your referring physician will contact you after he or she reviews your results, along with any other exams you may have had.


Can I have a procedure without a referring physician?

No, all radiologic procedures must be ordered by a licensed referring physician. 


Why do I receive two bills?

You will receive one bill from the facility where the procedure was performed. You will also receive a bill from the board certified radiologist, who is contracted with the hospital, to provide a professional interpretation of the exam.