What is a radiologist and what do they do?

A radiologist is a medical doctor trained to use imaging technology such as X-Ray, CT scans, MRI, and Ultrasound to diagnosis disease and injury. They play a key role in your health care by reading and interpreting the images taken by the technologist to prepare a report of findings and recommendations for your doctor.

The radiologists at Derry Imaging have all graduated from an accredited medical school with fellowship training in specific areas of imaging such as Breast Imaging, Women’s Imaging, Neurology, Muscular Skeletal and Prostate MRI ensuring your report has greater clinical value and insight.

Who is taking my picture?

The technologists are the ones who take your images. At Derry Imaging all of our technologists are registered, and credentialed with specialty training.

Will my insurance cover my exam?

Coverage of your exam will depend on your insurance carrier and your plan. If you have questions about your plans coverage, it is best to call the number on the back of your insurance card.

Can I have a copy of my report?

Yes, we can provide you a copy of your report or you may access it via the patient portal. The report is also delivered to the ordering provider and any other provider you have requested within 24-48 hours after your exam. Please note if we are waiting for your prior imaging, this could delay the results.

  • If you  have questions concerning the results or information contained in the report, please contact your PCP or the ordering provider of the exam, as they will discuss results and next steps with you. 

When will I know my results?

A report from our radiologist detailing the findings and recommendations is delivered to your doctor, and available to you via the patient portal, in most cases, within 24-48 hours. Your doctor will review the report with you in accordance to their office protocol. Cardiology reports are delivered within 3-5 business days.  *Please note if we are waiting for your prior images, this could delay the results.

Why do you need my prior imaging?

Having access to your prior images is very important. The radiologist uses them for comparison. Prior exams can help identify any changes that have occurred since your last exam and may help eliminate the need for additional imaging.

Do I need to schedule my X-Ray?

Since most X-ray exams can be performed quickly, it is a walk-in service only, we do not schedule appointments. It is a walk-in service at all of our locations. 

How should I prepare for my exam?

How you prepare depends on what type of exam you have. If your exam requires preparation, the scheduler will review these instructions with you prior to your exam. You may also visit our Exam Prep and Resources page.

How much will my exam cost?

The cost of your exam will depend on what kind of imaging your doctor has ordered and your insurance coverage. Use our Price Request form for a customized quote.

Do you have an open MRI?

We offer a Wide Open Bore, Hi-resolution MRI service in our Derry & Bedford locations. The wide open bore offers you comfort without compromising image quality as found with the traditional style open MRI machines. Here’s why that’s a good thing: 

  • Superior Quality – 1.5 tesla is considered the “Gold Standard” and provides excellent images compared to a 1.0T or 1.2T Open MRI’s. The higher the strength the better the quality image is to help provide the most accurate diagnosis.
  • More Comfort, Less Anxiety- The opening of our Wide Bore is 70cm’s vs a standard 50/60 cm, giving lots of elbow, shoulder room, plus a whole foot of space above ones head, which means the machine is much farther away from the patients face than with an Open MRI.
  • More Efficient – A higher strength machine provides faster exam times, which can also help anxious patients.