What insurance plans do you
Western Imaging participates
in virtually all insurance plans. Our billing and insurance
personnel are available to assist you with any questions
Do you accept payment plans?
Yes. Our onsite financial counselors
will be happy to discuss payment plans.
How accurate is the equipment
Western Imaging maintains technologically
advanced facilities. All equipment is state-of-the-art and
undergoes rigorous, daily quality control checks to yield
the highest degree of accuracy. In addition, we conduct frequent
and regular preventive maintenance checks.
What exactly does a radiologist
Radiologists are medical doctors
who have chosen to specialize in the field of imaging for
the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The most important
task of the radiologist is to interpret the data from your
procedure and combine that information with the clinical findings
of your doctor. We commonly refer to this process as a "reading."
The goal of the reading is to provide your physician with
a clearer picture of what is happening inside your body.
Do radiologists have special
Western Imaging radiologists are board certified by the American
Board of Radiology, which means they have completed a radiology
residency and examinations as well as maintaining ongoing educational
programs. In addition many of our radiologists hold fellowships
the radiologist meet with me during my test?
always. Your primary contact will probably be with the technologist
who administers your exam. It depends on the exam. Some require
the direct supervision of a radiologist while others are performed
completely by the technologist and reviewed afterwards by the
radiologist. However, if you'd like to speak with the radiologist,
we will make every effort to accommodate your request.
is a technologist?
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
technologists have special credentials?
Western Imaging employs only licensed technologists.
Will I know the results of my
exam before I leave?
not, your typed results are forwarded to your physicians within
1 to 2 days. A preliminary report is typically faxed the same
day. It is very important for your physician to compare our
conclusions with his or her clinical findings in order to present
you with a complete diagnosis.
How will I get the results of
report will be forwarded to your health care provider within
two working days. Your health care provider will discuss the
results and your options with you. Significant findings are
generally phoned to the referrer prior to transcription so that
treatment planning with the patient may begin as soon as possible.
Some referring physicians request to see the films as part of
their treatment planning with the patient. Western Imaging provides
film courier services as a courtesy to local referrers for this
type of clothing should I wear for my exam?
comfortable, metal-free clothing (i.e., sweat pants, T-shirt,
shorts, metal-free bra, etc.). It may be necessary to have you
change into a patient gown depending on the area being scanned.