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What to Expect

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Our team makes a difference in your care.

When you choose a CDI affiliated center or service, you are choosing care that’s tailored to you. It is our goal to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible - let us show you around!

Meeting Front Office Staff

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Front office associates check you in and answer any initial questions you may have about your visit. After your registration information is complete, you can have a seat in our lobby.

Meeting Our Clinical Staff

A CDI technologist or nurse will come out to escort you to your procedure. He or she will be with you throughout your visit. The first stop will be the changing room. If you are having an MRI, you will be required to change into a gown or scrubs so we can ensure your clothing is free of any metal. You will also remove any metallic objects, such as jewelry, watches and hair clips, along with your personal items, and put them in a locker. Next, you will be escorted to the imaging suite where the technologist will explain the details of your exam and give you an opportunity to ask questions before performing the exam or procedure. 

 Experience our Care

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We try to make our suites where the exam or procedure is performed as comfortable as possible. If you are having a medical imaging exam, the technologist performs the scan from the adjoining room, monitoring the entire process through a large window. He or she is in constant contact with you through a microphone, letting you know exactly what to expect and how long it will take. If you have any feelings of concern, simply tell the technologist who will work to make you more comfortable. 

Tech Image Report

The technologist then transfers the images from your exam to one of our physicians, a radiologist, who specializes in analyzing images of the specific area of the body you had examined. The radiologist will then prepare a diagnostic report to share with the doctor that sent you to us. Your doctor will consider this information in context of your overall care, and talk with you about results.

Your experience changes based on your scheduled exam or procedure and center nearest you with the service. The links below will help begin to paint a picture of what to expect across any of our locations nationwide. As you are scheduled for your appointment, our experienced staff will help guide you through your care.

Learn about the MRI Experience

Learn about a CT Experience

Learn about Injections for Pain or Pain Management Experience

If you are having an injection for pain, biopsy or other interventional procedure, the technologist or nurse will be with you in the room throughout the procedure and a specialized physician with additional expertise will perform the procedure. Instructions will be given so you know what to expect after you go home. Give your doctor’s office a call if you have questions on next steps or follow-up appointments.

We hope this quick review of a typical experience helps you prepare for your visit. 

"From the first phone call I knew I was in good hands. The three people that performed my biopsy were personal, excellent at the procedure and constantly attentive to my comfort. In the health industry (specifically) I have found lower levels of service. What a refreshing surprise to find you!"
~ Sara, Patient