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 and images?

We can provide you with a disc of your images, however our protocol for results (the report) must come from your doctor first. This gives your doctor the opportunity to review the results and discuss 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, 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?

X-rays are walk-in service, so NO appointment is necessary.

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. Use our Price Request form for a customized quote.

Do you have an open MRI?

We offer a Wide Bore Hi-resolution MRI service in our Derry & Bedford locations. The wide bore opening offers you comfort without compromising image quality as found with the traditional style open MRI machines.