We understand that cost is a key factor in navigating your healthcare. Global Imaging participates in most major insurance plans. We also accept many indemnity policies, Medicare, Medicaid, Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury Liens.
If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact our office and we will be more than happy to verify if we are in network with your specific plan.
Please bring your insurance and identification to every appointment. Co-payments and/or deductibles will be collected at the time of service. You may also pay any balance due-by cash, check, and any major credit card. For those without health insurance, please contact us to inquire about pricing.
We want your exam to be as comfortable and hassle-free as possible, so we provide all the information you’ll need to prepare before you arrive. By following these instructions carefully—both the general instructions and those that apply to your specific exam, below — you help us to ensure the best possible diagnostic quality.CONTACT US
Different radiology exams have different preparation requirements. Our staff will discuss specific instructions with you, and you can review the information below. Please click on the links below for more information.
Imaging tests provide immeasurable health benefits. They find a wide range of diseases at an early stage, help doctors make the right diagnoses, and allow patients to avoid unnecessary medical procedures. Their benefits far outweigh any risks. We take patient safety very seriously, and use the lowest dose of radiation possible to achieve high quality images.
All of us are exposed to some background radiation just by going about our daily lives. This low-level exposure to radiation is generally considered safe. Some imaging procedures provide additional exposure to radiation. For most people, occasional imaging procedures throughout their lifetime won’t be an issue, but doctors must balance the valuable medical information from these procedures against the slight increased risk that too much radiation may cause.
Some imaging tests, such as MRI and ultrasound, involve no radiation, while others, such as X-rays, CT scans, mammograms, fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine, do expose you to small amounts of radiation. The amount of radiation varies from test to test and depends on a number of other factors, including your weight, the number of “views” taken, the equipment, and the imaging facility’s procedures. Most X-rays, including mammograms and bone density tests, have very small amounts of radiation. Despite recent media reports, radiation exposure to the thyroid from mammograms is extremely low.
We strive to perform only tests that are necessary and to use just enough radiation doses to provide a high quality image to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis. Here are a few examples of how we keep your radiation exposure to a minimum when you have a CT scan, X-ray or other test involving radiation:
As a result, all of our centers are accredited for both pediatric and adult procedures by the American College of Radiology (ACR), a national organization that sets the standards for medical radiation procedures in the U.S.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our team members during your visit, or call us.
Capturing the right information is more than paperwork; it’s how we prioritize your well-being and preferences. It helps us involve, educate and respect our patients. We want to manage your appointment effectively, and we value your time and safety. You can help by printing and completing the relevant patient forms before your arrival.