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Answers to Your Medical Imaging Questions

We understand that you may have questions about MRIs, CAT scans and other medical imaging tests that we perform at our facility. That's why our radiology professionals have compiled some answers to common questions.

  1. How long will my test take?
  2. How fast will I get my results?
  3. Will I be able to drive home after my test?
  4. Do I have any dietary restrictions before or after my test?
  5. Do I have to wear any particular type of clothing?
  6. Who interprets my test?
  7. Can I take my medication before my test?
  8. Do I need a prescription to have my test?
  9. Do I need to bring any additional paperwork with me to my exam?
  10. Do I need an appointment?
  11. Do I have to take my films with me?


1. How long will my test take?
There are several types of procedures performed at our radiology facility. Each test varies in length and each procedure is tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient. The average MRI without contrast is 20 minutes. Some procedures can last up to 45 minutes. X-rays are generally very quick studies. CT scans, or CAT scans, along with ultrasounds average about 20 minutes. Bone density studies take about 15 minutes. Please contact our office for the length of time for your specific procedure.

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2. How fast will I get my results?
All reports will be sent to the ordering physician within one to two business days.  If the ordering physician deems necessary, quite often results can be available immediately following the completion of the exam. If you have any questions at the time of your procedure, we would be glad to answer them. Results should be obtained from your physician.

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3. Will I be able to drive home after my test?
Most procedures at our radiology practice require little or no follow up instruction. For those patients who require medication for relaxation, please have a family member accompany you, as you should refrain from driving while on this type of medication.

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4. Do I have any dietary restrictions before or after my test?
Yes, there are several procedures that require no eating or drinking prior to your study. Please contact the office for specific instructions related to your exam. A technologist will review any follow up care with you following your procedure.

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5. Do I have to wear any particular type of clothing?
Many of our procedures require that your clothing be free of any type of metal, buttons, zippers, and snaps etc. Gowns are available for those patients that may need to change.

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6. Who interprets my test?
All exams are required by law to be interpreted by a licensed radiologist. Our entire physician staff is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, and are also sub-specialized in different areas of Radiology, so you can trust our radiologists in New Jersey.

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7. Can I take my medication before my test?
Most medications can be taken before your exam. If you are having a CT scan, or CAT scan, certain medications for diabetes should not be taken the morning of your exam. Please contact the office for specific instructions pertaining to your exam and instructions for taking your medication.

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8. Do I need a prescription to have my test?
Yes, most definitely. You must have a written prescription from your doctor with you at the time of the exam before any exam is performed.

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9. Do I need to bring any additional paperwork with me to my exam?
To ensure the most accurate and fastest interpretation, it is important that you bring any relevant previous studies with you at the time of the exam, especially if you are having a follow up exam.  Studies performed at our office or at Meridian Health System's Hospitals are accessible through our office system.

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10. Do I need an appointment?
Many tests performed by our radiologists in New Jersey require insurance verification before the study is performed. If insurance permits, we can generally accommodate patients within one to two business days. To ensure less of a waiting time, please contact the office for a specific appointment time to schedule your MRI, X-ray, ultrasound or CAT scan.

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11. Do I have to take my films with me?
Most facilities today are filmless practices, meaning that all studies are now performed digitally and read on computers. If you need copies of your films, we do require 48 hours notice. CDs and film are available for a nominal fee.


If you have a question not featured above, please contact our MRI, CAT scan and ultrasound imaging center in NJ. Our caring, knowledgeable staff can help answer all of your medical imaging questions. Access to the best medical imaging NJ has to offer is easier than ever—we're close by. For more information, call 732.974.8060 or contact us here.