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You may never meet your radiologist. He or she is the medical doctor who looks at the images collected during your scan, which is conducted by a technologist, and writes a report for your doctor. It's one of the most important "behind-the-scenes" jobs in health care. If you have questions, call us at 425-291-8352.
Understand the difference between a General Diagnostic Radiologist and a Subspecialized Radiologist. The doctor viewing your medical images and writing the report is critical in identifying the right diagnosis to help your provider determine the best treatment path.
Many doctors refer patients to a hospital for an MRI, a referral that is sometimes based on the doctor’s relationship or affiliation with the hospital. But by choosing an outpatient imaging center, you can save money.
At CDI’s Kirkland center, trained technologists help you through medical imaging services: High-field Open MRI, MRI, 16-slice CT, Ultrasound and X-ray.
If you’ve ever taken a deep breath before tackling something that makes you fearful, you’ve experienced the power of the inhale and the exhale.
For many patients, the idea of getting an MRI causes feelings of anxiety. Not only in the uncertainty of the results, but in getting through the exam itself. This video offers helpful tips from Seattle-based yoga instructor explaining breathing techniques and additional recommendations from a therapist on getting through situations that make us uncomfortable.
Claustrophobia and a traditional MRI don't often mix well. For people who experience fear or anxiety when in an enclosed space, there are options to completing an MRI comfortably.
If your idea of an MRI is dark, tight and loud, then you’ll be amazed at how far imaging has come. The Open Upright MRI lets patients sit or stand in the scanner and they can even watch TV for most exams. Check out CDI's quick video to see what it’s like to be in the scanner at our Renton, Washington outpatient center.
Insight Imaging is focusing on the patient experience to reinvent its local presence.
In the Pacific Northwest, Open Upright MRIs are unique. CDI in Renton has the only Open Upright in the state of Washington and patients are travelling thousands of miles to give it a try.