If you have a commercial insurance provider (IE: BCBS, CIGNA, United etc…) your study/exam may require pre-authorization by the ordering provider. This simply means the ordering provider must contact your insurance company and provide clinical data such as results from a previous office visit, image study or exam. Once this has been completed your insurance company will provide an authorization code that must be given to Midwest Advanced Radiology (MRAD) in order to proceed with your exam. Failure to obtain prior authorization may result in additional out of pocket costs.
If you have Medicare (excludes Medicare Advantage and Medicare Replacement) or are self-pay prior authorization is not needed.
We want you to feel comfortable. Wear loose fitting clothes without metal zippers, buttons, under-wire or metal of any kind. When possible try to leave your jewelry and other valuables at home. You maybe be asked to change into a gown for your exam.
There are times where your exam may cause discomfort. We do not offer sedation at our facilities. It is recommended that you take any pain medication at least 3 hours before your exam. We advise you NOT to drive to or from your appointment.