How to choose the right diagnostic imaging center for your needs
Many people don’t know that when their physician instructs them to have a medical diagnostic scan or test, the decision as to which facility to go to is largely in their own. Certainly, you should consult with your physician as to his preferences and consider his medical advice, but when it comes right down to it, it is your decision as to where to seek care.
The latest technology, reliable results, compassionate care, and highly qualified staff are all excellent reasons to choose Fox Valley Imaging for your imaging needs. But why settle for a great choice when you can have the very best?
There are four primary reasons why you might want to consider Fox Valley Imaging for your diagnostic and testing needs:
- We can offer same-day results, for most scans and tests.
- We offer lower exam costs than local hospitals. The exam or test and radiologist interpretation are included in one bill.
- We are conveniently located and easy to find, offer minimal waiting time, are open hours convenient to your schedule and have accessible parking.
- Our staff includes on-site Board-Certified Radiologists and registered technologists.
No two patients are exactly alike. That is why Fox Valley Imaging tailors every exam to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. We gather clinical information about each patient prior to their appointment. The radiologist reviews the records and the referring physician’s request to customize the exam or preventative screening that best treats that patient’s symptoms based on their health history. Our exam studies are detailed and extensive, ensuring all health screenings are done correctly the first time. Because of this individual attention, physicians receive the best possible images, patients never pay for services they do not need, and few additional scans are ever required.
While some imaging centers in the Chicagoland area only offer one or two services, Fox Valley Imaging offers many, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT — formerly known as a CAT Scan), Obstetric/Gynecological and General Ultrasound (Sonography), Digital Mammography (breast screening), General Radiology, and Bone Densitometry (DEXA) — all under one roof.
When selecting an imaging center, we believe that the way we treat our patients is just as important as the accuracy of the images and the qualifications of our staff. We understand the effects that stress and anxiety have on a patient’s well-being, and our goal is always to make the best impression possible – whether we are creating an image of a patient’s heart or helping to put their mind at ease. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed patient care, the most advanced diagnostic imaging technology, and the highest standards of quality.
Personal touches, such as refreshingly furnished changing areas and private waiting areas for diagnostic studies, can help patients feel more relaxed in our facilities. Family members or relatives will be allowed to accompany patients in exam rooms whenever possible. When necessary, sedation is available for MRIs and CTs, a service not offered by most imaging centers in the Chicagoland area, but one that makes exams more comfortable for many of our patients.
We understand the impact a prompt and accurate diagnosis has on the decisions our patients make. Through the speed of digital imaging, the days of waiting weeks for test results are over. Our web portal allows authenticated users like your physician to access Fox Valley Imaging images. Results can now be transmitted to referring physicians more quickly and easily than ever. These systems enable physicians to share patient information and improve the accuracy of diagnoses by comparing their studies, reports, and results with others in the network.
Consider Fox Valley Imaging as a faster, more convenient and more economical alternative to a local hospital or other medical diagnostic services. Appointments can be made by calling 630.416.1300.