We understand that we are asking for a lot of information, but this is all for the safety and convenience of the patient.
Many questions the patient may have will not be covered in the website. In this case, we urge the patient to contact the MDR facility where his or her appointment is scheduled so that a Technologist may answer them for him/her. It is especially important that the patient bring the pertinent films/CD and insurance information. In doing so, delays in the results can be avoided.
Physician’s offices should be aware that the following patients are NOT candidates for an MRI scan:
This is a list (not exclusive) of the more common parts of the body that are frequently scanned during MR exams:
MRI: does not include MRA (angiography):
MDR provides services for numerous HMOs, and PPOs throughout Central New York. Additionally, we work with all public and private insurers including Medicare, BC/BS, and liability carriers such as Worker’s Compensation and No-Fault. Please be aware of the insurer’s policies for scheduling an MRI scan at MDR. The insurance section of the website will help.
All patients who visit MDR for an MRI scan need to have a written order by their Physician.
For Physicians Only
A final typed and signed report should arrive at your office via fax, delivery or mail on the next business day after completion of the patient’s scan. “Wet” readings are available upon request of the referring physician only, during the hours designated by each individual MDR location.
Medicating Your Patient
At times, your patient may require medication that your office will need to prescribe for him or her to ease minor claustrophobia. When your patient requires medication, it is MANDATORY that someone other than the patient, drive the patient safely home. If the patient does not have a driver to do so, he or she will be required to stay at that MDR location until the full effect of the medication has worn off, possibly as long as 6 hours.