Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment, and allow about one hour for the exam process. Scans usually take 30-45 minutes, and exams using contrast may take longer. Unless otherwise stated by your physician, there is no special preparation needed for an exam - you can eat, sleep and drink as normal, and continue to take your medication.
Our CT or MRI-certified technologist will explain the exam and then escort you to the dressing room. What you wear when having an exam, whether with MRI or CT, is very important. Wear items that do not include any metal, buttons or zippers. Most people wear a light t-shirt and tie-string sweat pants. If there is a clothing item which may interfere with the exam, you will be asked to dress in shorts and a gown which will be provided to you. You will be asked to remove all jewelry including earrings and bellybutton rings, watches and hair clips. If you have large tattoos or facial/eye makeup which contains metal oxides, they may become warm during the exam.
As you are being scanned, you will always be in contact with the technologist. The MRI machine warms up during the exam, and most people feel very relaxed. The exam process is very smooth and easy, and before you know it, you’re done!
Please take these following steps prior to your appointment:
Find out if your policy or plan requires a preauthorization or referral.
Come to your appointment with your insurance card, name and address of your plan or insurer(s), name and address of your claims payer (if different from insurer), your ID and group numbers, and the name of the policyholder or subscriber.
If applicable, for workers' compensation, automobile, or personal injury cases, we require the name and address of your attorney as well.
What to Bring to your Visit
Bring all insurance to your appointment
Bring a photo ID
Please provide our staff with 24 hours notice if
you need to cancel or reschedule
Please leave all jewelry and unnecessary
valuables at home
Take medications as prescribed
Do not hesitate to call our facility with any
questions that you may have
Unless otherwise instructed by your physician
you may eat and drink normally before your
You may bring an iPod or Smart Phone to listen to
during your exam
Bring a designated driver if necessary
After My Exam is Completed
After your exam is completed, a PremiereScan radiologist who specializes in analyzing images of the specific area of the body you had examined will prepare a diagnostic report to share with your referring physician.
Quick Reports/Results: We understand that both patients and physicians are anxious to obtain the results of scheduled diagnostic procedures and that’s why we normally deliver our reports for most procedures within 24 hours.
PremiereScan is an approved provider for most major insurance carriers and health plans. We will submit your claim, and any secondary claims, to any insurance company under the benefit coverage you specify, including workers' compensation, auto insurance, and personal injury. Ultimately, the patient is responsible for payment of the account, including any balance not covered by insurance. We will send you a balance statement for any amount you owe after insurance. Please contact your insurance company if they have not paid for your procedure after 30 days.
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