COVID-19 Safety Precautions and Sterilization

 To Our Guilford Community

Now more than ever, the safety of our patients, community and staff is our top priority. Our staff is fully trained in Covid-19 screening, safety precautions and sterilization technique. We remained committed to our referring providers and patients and have been open throughout the pandemic, while continuing to maintain a clean safe facility.  Trust the staff at Guilford Radiology to take care of you and your family’s medical imaging needs in a patient friendly, convenient outpatient environment for the safest, most comfortable exam possible.

Our facility is clean, Safety is our primary concern

  • Our entire office gets a complete deep cleaning nightly.
  • Exam rooms and equipment are thoroughly disinfected after each patient, from mammography paddles to the CT & MRI bores, to the exam tables, counters, and areas of patient contact.
  • We are maintaining CDC and the state of CT guidelines. All staff and patients are required to wear appropriate face masks and staff wear other required PPE.  Patients without an acceptable mask will be provided one.
 

Covid Safety Patient Screening Form

 

New patient flow in place ensures no contact with other patients

  • All paperwork can be completed prior to your exam, forms are available on our website.
  • Patients can choose to checkin in our waiting room or wait in their car.
  • If you choose to check-in in our lobby, comie in and stop at the front desk, please arrive at your requested time and enter our comfortable clean reception area with your ID, insurance card and order (if applicable) in hand.
  • If you prefer to wait in your car, when you arrive for your appointment, please call our office (203-453-5123) from your car. 
    • You will be instructed when to enter where a technologist will greet you at the opened door.
  • After your exam the technologist will escort you out of the office.
  • We have staggered patient exam times to avoid congestion and reduce any unnecessary potential exposure.
  • Please do not bring anyone with you to your exam as we are trying to reduce traffic in our office, special accommodations can be made as needed.

Guilford Radiology is committed to your health and safety. 

  • Kameron Shahid, MD -- Guilford Radiology President
  • Michael Johnson, MD -- Covid-19 Safety Officer
  • Sharynn Gendron -- Office Manager

Breast MRI Quick Reference Guide for Physicians

MRI has long been the modality of choice for almost all non-traumatic brain imaging. This includes imaging of congenital abnormalities, cancer, white matter disease, vascular malformations, and infectious disease. MRI has essentially replaced CT for evaluation of all non-acute, non-traumatic brain imaging because of MRI's superior soft tissue contrast. CT is still used as initial imaging in the work up of acute stroke and trauma, since it is more sensitive for blood. In the evaluation of a stroke, MRI frequently follows because of its ability to detect hyper-acute stroke, not possible with CT.


MRI of the Brain, done by Guilford Radiology, 2010 

Patient Preparation

For the MRI exam, if claustrophobia or anxiety is a problem, the referring physician my wish to prescribe a mild sedative to be given prior to the study. No other pre-visit preparation is necessary. Patients will need to remove all jewelry, hairclips, pony-tails and bobby pins. In addition, the patient will need to remove all clothing containing metal. This would include bras with metal enclosures and jeans with metal zippers and buttons. Your patient will be provided a gown and a secure locker in which valuables can be placed.

CPT Codes

**Please use 70553 for any pituitaries (sellas), and internal auditory canals (IAC’s).**

Weight Limit

Our MRI equipment has a weight limit of 440 pounds.

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Hours:
M-F 7:30AM to 5PM Late Wed. until 7PM
Sat. 8AM to Noon

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