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.

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.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, you will call our office from your car.  You will be instructed when to enter where a technologist will greet you at the opened door.
  • All patients are screened, we will take your temperature, provide Purell then take you directly into your private exam room. The technologist takes care of any additional paperwork & insurance information in the exam room.
  • Your exam will be performed, and the technologist will escort you out of the office back to the building entrance.
  • We have staggered patient exam times to avoid congestion and reduce any unecessary 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. 

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

Cardiac Calcification Scoring

Helping detect early-stage heart diseases in Connecticut patients

A cardiac calcium CT scan is a simple, safe and noninvasive test used to obtain information about the location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply oxygen containing blood to the heart. It is one of the most advanced methods to detect heart disease in its earliest stages.

Unfortunately, most insurance will not cover Cardiac Calcium Scoring, so you should check with your insurance carrier to determine coverage, if any. If you choose to have this exam, the exam cost is $300 but only pay $100 with our prompt payment discount. Call our insurance specialist to discuss options.

You should talk with your physician about any risk factors you might have and whether or not this test makes sense for you. If your doctor agrees that Cardiac Calcium Scoring is right for you, he/she will order the exam.

Our CT Scanner and Technologists

Licensed and experienced CT Technologists will perform your exam using our state-of the-art equipment.  Our New Toshiba Aquilion Prime CT Scanner has an 80 slice detector technology, the highest on the shoreline.  This technology provides unrivaled resolution and disease detection.  The Aquilion operates on the newest dose reduction software resulting in at least 25% less radiation, with many patient radiation exposure is decreased by 50%.

And since we are accredited by the American College of Radiology (A.C.R.) to perform CT Scans, you can be assured that our technologists will ensure minimal radiation exposure with each exam.

How to Prepare

For best results, avoid caffeine and smoking for four hours prior to the exam. You can complete Cardiac Calcification Score Questionnaire and screening sheet and bring it with you or our technologists will complete it with you.

What to Expect

Prior to scanning, our technologist will review your medical history.  You will be asked to fill out a Cardiac Calcification Score Questionnaire and screening sheet. You can complete this and bring it with you or our technologists will complete it with you.

You will then be asked to remove your clothing and jewelry and change into a gown. You will be positioned face up on the exam table. Electrodes will be attached to your chest and to an electrocardiograph machine that records the electrical activity of your heart. You will be asked to remain still and be given specific breathing instructions. The test is easy, quick and painless. It requires about 10 minutes’ time and you may return to normal activities following your exam.

Your Results

Your doctor(s) will receive a full detailed written report from our highly trained radiologists within one day.  We will provide you with a CD copy of your exam, for your personal records or to bring to your referring physician on your follow-up visit.  Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of customer service and image quality in a caring and supportive environment.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about your procedure, feel free to call us at 203-453-5123 or ­contact us online.

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

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