When deciding on center for your imaging procedure, many factors may come into play when deciding which is best for you. What type of imaging procedure you need, location of the center, and affordability are all important factors when deciding on a center for your scan, but another important thing you should be considering applies to the actual radiologist.
What many people don’t realize is that the scans for many imaging centers are interpreted remotely by off-site radiologists, rather than being evaluated directly at the imaging center by an onsite radiologist. This might not seem like a big deal, but it plays a huge factor in how quickly you get your results, as well as several other important areas. There are a number of reasons why you should opt for an imaging center with onsite radiologists for your next procedure, but these are just a few:
You are less likely to need follow-up imaging.
A study conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR) found that follow-up imaging is less likely to happen when the radiologist interprets the initial exam. This study specifically focused on ultrasounds and the low rates that were associated with the rate of follow-up imaging.
As opposed to having your results sent away to be analyzed, onsite radiologists had a rate of follow-up imaging that was 34% less when interpreting the initial exam.
You get your results faster.
Waiting for nerve-wracking results can be the most difficult part of undergoing an imaging scan. When you go to an on-site radiologist, they will analyze your results just moments after your exam. No need to book another appointment or wait for a phone call with your results.
Your radiologist is available for questions as soon as you get your results.
After receiving your results, you may have questions or concern that may arise. Visiting an on-site radiologist allows you to chat with your doctor about the results as soon as you receive them.
It’s clear to see why you will benefit from receiving your procedure from an onsite radiologist. At Rosetta Radiology, we boast not one but four on-site radiologists that are dedicated to providing our patients with the best imaging care. Schedule an appointment with one of them today for your imaging needs!