Department of Radiology
We take pride in offering personal services to all of our patients in a
caring and comfortable setting.
Our hours for outpatient services are 7:00AM until 6:00PM Monday thru Friday.
Most general radiology exams do not need an appointment and therefore
patients can walk in at their convenience. Patients will be required to
register in the Outpatient Lobby with a script and any referral and or
co-pay/deductible that may be needed.
Fluoroscopy studies will require scheduling an appointment time and can
be arranged by calling the scheduling department at 215-487-4502.
Finding Results for Your Procedure
If you’ve just completed an x-ray or other diagnostic imaging procedure,
you probably want to know when you will find out your results and what
your images show. They’re pretty natural questions because most
people want to know what, if anything is wrong with them. The process
of getting results actually begins when your physician determines that
diagnostic imaging will provide more information on which to base a diagnosis
or treatment plan.
The radiology department receives a request from your physician, specifying
the type of exam needed, reason for the exam and any special instructions.
If you’ve had a prior imaging study of the same part of the body,
the radiology department will try to obtain your old images before the
procedure. Previous imaging studies are useful for comparison with current
images. You may be asked to sign a release form if your images are located
at another facility.
Before the exam, the radiologic technologist verifies the imaging order
to determine which specific techniques should be used. These specially
trained professionals perform the procedure. The quality of a diagnostic
image depends on their skill and expertise. Although the radiologic technologist
cannot tell you the outcome of your exam, he or she can give you some
idea when the results will be reported to your physician. Once the exam
is completed, the radiologist, a physician who is trained to read diagnostic
images, examines the images. The radiologist dictates a report describing
the techniques used to acquire the image, the reason for the exam, relevant
patient history and what the images show. The report then is sent to the
ordering physician who will discuss the results with you. Your diagnostic
images are a part of your medical record.
Although they are your private personal information, the facility where
your exam was performed has physical control over them. If you move or
change physicians, you must authorize their release to have the images
To pick up or release your films to your physician please call our Radiology
File Room at 215-487-4500.