Patient-Friendly Imaging in MR
Professional Radiology proudly offers MRI services to patients in the El Paso area. As an ACR-certified, patient-centered radiology clinic, we always put our patients first. This is why our MRI is designed to offer maximum comfort and quality. Whether you need radiology services for yourself or your patients, look no further than Professional Radiology.
No other radiology clinic goes further than us when it comes to providing the best services and the highest level of comfort for each and every single one of our patients. Send your patients where you can count on diagnostic confidence and patient comfort.
Give us a call today to learn more about our MRI services!
What to Expect from Your Exam
No two patients are alike. As such, the following may not be fully relevant to your particular exam. However, we’ve compiled the most general information that may adhere to most patients. If you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to reach out to Professional Radiology!
How Do I Prepare?
In order to prepare for your exam, we will ask if you have any items that may lead to issues with the MRI; these include metal implants, pacemakers, and cochlear implants. If you have any of these items, please let our staff know when you schedule your appointment with us.
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing without any metals.
How Long Does it Take?
In general, MRI exams take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. The length of the exam varies, however. If you’d like a more accurate representation of your exam time, you can simply ask our team.
When Will My Results be Ready?
Reports tend to be available within 24 to 72 hours. Once your exam is complete, our radiologist will review the results and we will then send a report directly to your physician.
A Closer Look at Our Wide-Open MRI
Our MRI machine, the Hitachi Echelon Oval, is a wide-open MRI. It is specially designed for patients who feel uncomfortable in confined and dark spaces. In fact, it is the industry’s widest high-field MR system. Our MRI is open wide, meaning it is built around you. It is designed around the shape of the human body, which allows for an optimal patient experience with outstanding comfort, space, and efficiency. Our MRI boasts clinical capabilities that matter, such as diffusion, cartilage assessment, and non-contrast MRA.
Simply put, the Echelon Oval is a comfortable MRI without image compromise. Here are a few of the many benefits provided by the Echelon Oval:
- Ultra-wide patient table
- Easy positioning
- Feet-first imaging for all scans to enhance the patient experience
- Fast scans and motion compensation to minimize patients study time
MRI ACR Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know about radiation safety?
Before your imaging procedure, be sure to ask your physician the following questions:
- Why is the test needed?
- How will having the test improve my care?
- Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
- Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
- Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?
Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.
To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. It’s important for patients to know that every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
- Our facility has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
- Our personnel is well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
What does the gold seal mean?
When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.
Contact Professional Radiology for All Your MRI Needs Today!
Achieve optimum comfort by choosing Professional Radiology as your MRI source! Give us a call today to learn more about our imaging services or to schedule an appointment.