What should I bring to my diagnostic study?

  • Please bring a photo ID & Insurance Card

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

  • Bring previous imaging as it relates to your current exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Follow physician’s instructions on how long prior to an exam the medication must be taken.

Show up to appointment as normal. Patients above the age of 60 must provide blood work attained within the last 6 months 48 hours prior to visit.

If and only if there are kidney issues involve blood work must be provided 48 hours prior to visit.

No contrast will be administered to patients undergoing dialysis.

Complete sedation is not provided on site. Patients must receive mild sedative medication from ordering physician.

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.

  • Patients will be provided 1 complimentary copy CD of images if requested (any subsequent CD copies needed cost $5 each).
  • Report will be completed and sent to the ordering physician within 24 hours barring special circumstances.
  • If patient would like to send results to additional physicians or specialist they must give written or oral authorization before or after exam.
  • Results cannot be mailed to private residences. Should patient desire a copy they must be picked up from the office and show proof of ID.