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

Therapeutic Joint Injections

Helping to ease joint pain on the Connectictut Shoreline.

A Therapeutic Joint Injection involves injecting a steroid medication into a joint in order to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

How to Prepare

Your physician will review some important medication changes which you will need to make prior to having your injection.

What to Expect

The technologist will obtain a patient history. You will be asked to lay on your back and the radiologist will sterilize the area around the site to be injected.

The radiologist will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Fluoroscopy, a type of xray, will be used to direct a small needle into the joint. A small mixture of anesthetic and cortisone is then slowly injected into the joint. Here at Guilford Radiology, our radiologists are specialists in this procedure, and use the smallest needles available.  Most of our patients experience very little pain, if any at all from the procedure.  The cortisone takes a few days to take effect (by decreasing the inflammation), but the local anesthetic which is also injected into the joint reduces the pain for the first few days, until the cortisone takes effect.The injection itself only takes a few minutes, but the overall procedure takes about 30 minutes.

You may return to your normal diet and exercise routine after this procedure.  You may also resume your medications.  You may feel some discomfort, and should not perform any heavy lifting or rigorous activity for 24 hours.

Your Results

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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