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

Ultrasound Exam

Guilford Radiology is one of few local facilities fully accredited by the American College of Radiology in both General Ultrasound and Breast Ultrasound.

What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound imaging, sometimes referred to as sonography, is a noninvasive medical procedure used to capture images in real time using sound waves rather than x rays to produce the images. They show the structure and movement of organs and blood flowing through blood vessels.

Ultrasound can be used to evaluate organs and diagnose problems in the thyroid, abdomen, pelvis, kidneys, testicles, and extremities as well as carotid, and renal arteries. We also perform obstetric, doppler, and venous ultrasounds. 

Our Technologists and Ultrasound Scanners

Our ultrasound scanners are “digital”, meaning that we use computers to improve the quality of the images. Our knowledgeable, professional technologists are specialty trained with accreditation and board certification in many areas.  They will put you at ease and answer all of your questions before the exam.

How to Prepare for an Ultrasound

Most ultrasound exams do not require any preparation prior to the exam. Wear comfortable clothing around the area to be scanned. You may also be asked to wear a gown. You can visit our Patient portal to review exam preparation for your exam.  For example, if you are having an abdominal ultrasounds, you will be asked to fast for 6 hours prior to the exam. For routine pelvic ultrasounds, please come to our office with a full bladder.  For transvaginal pelvic ultrasounds, your bladder can be empty.  For kidney exams ensure you are well hydrated.

If you have had a previous study of this area, please bring these with you and inform your technologist so we can use these used for comparison.

What to expect

Our technologist will take a brief medical history. You will be asked to lie down on the scanning table and the ultrasound technologists (sonographer) will place a clear warm gel on the area of the body to be imaged. The sonographer then presses the transducer against the skin and sweeps it back and forth over the area of interest. The transducer is a small hand-held device that resembles a microphone, attached to an ultrasound machine by a cord. The test is painless to perform. After the exam, the gel is wiped off and you may resume normal activities.  Ultrasounds typically take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the exam performed.

Your Results

Your doctor(s) will receive a full detailed written report from our highly trained radiologists within one day.  If requested we will provide you with a CD copy of your exam 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.

Ultrasound guided breast biopsy

We offer ultrasound guided breast biopsies right in our office and performed by our radiologists.

Ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy

We also offer ultrasound guided thyroid biopsies performed in our office by our own interventional radiology specialists.

Ultrasound - Quick Reference Guides

All our Ultrasound quick reference guides can be found in our Patient portal.

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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