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Monroeville Imaging Center

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665 Rodi Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Phone: (412) 241-7380
Fax: (412) 241-1395

Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday appointments as needed

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long will my exam take?

    Most exams take between 30-60 minutes.

  2. What should I wear to the exam?

    Comfortable clothing. Avoid wearing anything with metal including jewelry, zippers and snaps. Those items will need to be removed before the test. Women can wear a sports bra with no metal.

  3. Will I feel any pain?

    No, not from the test. MRI uses a magnetic field to acquire the images so you will not feel any pain. You must lie very still during the test. Some patients become uncomfortable lying in one position. If you think you will have trouble lying down, notify the technologist.

  4. How soon after my test can I expect the results?

    A board certified radiologist will read your exam and a report will be sent to your referring doctor within 24-48 hours. It is recommended that you speak to your referring doctor for an explanation of the test.

  5. Do you have self-pay and co-payment options or discounts?

    Yes. We do have options available for patients with no insurance or co-pays. We also take most credit cards and CareCredit. Call our office prior to your exam to discuss payment arrangements and discounts.

  6. What insurances do you take?

    We accept most major insurance plans. For a full list of insurances that we are contracted with, see the insurance tab in the “for patients” section

  7. How do I contact someone about my bill?

    For billing inquiries, please call Physicians Sales and Support (PSS) at
    800-339-5844

  8. Can I fill out my paperwork before I arrive?

    Yes. Go to the patient form tab in the for patients section. There you can download and print most of the necessary forms prior to your exam.

  9. Where can I leave a comment about my experience at your facility?

    Our Patients feedback is always welcome and appreciated. Under the contact us tab choose patient survey. There you may fill out our survey that will be emailed to our corporate headquarters

  10. Why do you need all of my prior films?

    The radiologist needs to see how your current films compare with old ones. This helps to identify changes that may have occurred since your last examination and makes for a more accurate exam.



Instructions:

The Following instructions are recommended for optimal study results: However, if you have special needs or are unable to follow these instructions please contact our offices.

Please arrive 20 minutes early for your scheduled appointment. You must bring the following items in order for your exam to be performed:

  • Medicare and/or insurance cards
  • Picture ID or Driver’s License
  • Prior X-rays, if requested.
Continue to take your medications while following the appropriate instructions below.

Please call us with any questions or concerns about your imaging study:


MRI:

Allow 1 hour for the examination. If you have a pacemaker, electro-mechanical device, aneurysm clip, or metal devices or fragments in your body, please let us know immediately as you may be unable to have the examination. Also, please let us know if there is a possibility of pregnancy. Please avoid wearing jewelry as these may interfere with the exam.

CT SCANS

Allow 1 hour for the examination.

CT Sinus, Spine, or Extremity:

No preparation necessary.

CT Abdomen/Pelvis:

The day before your exam, please be sure to drink plenty of liquids. No solid food or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment time. You will be given a drink to allow us to see your intestines.

CT Head:

If your CT appointment is for a contrast exam, do not eat solid food for four hours prior to your appointment. You can drink clear liquids up to two hours prior to your appointment.

CT Neck, Chest (Thorax):

The day before your exam, please be sure to drink plenty of liquids.
No solid food or drink 4 hours prior to your appointment time.
Ultrasound:


Ultrasound

Abdominal:

No food or drink past midnight.

Pelvic:

Drink 32 ounces of fluid one hour before the exam. Do not empty your bladder before the exam.

OB:

Drink 32 ounces of fluid one hour before the exam. Do not empty your bladder before the exam.


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