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

X-Ray Exam

Guilford Radiology offers X-Ray exams every day, you can walk-in or give us a call to schedule an appointment.  We utilize digital X-ray and have dose limiting capability to assure the lowest radiation exposure possible.

What is X-Ray?

X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The images show the parts of your body in different shades of black and white.  X-ray or radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the body's internal structures. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. They are often used to help diagnose fractured bones, look for injury or infection and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue. Some x-ray exams may use an iodine-based contrast material or barium to help improve the visibility of specific organs, blood vessels, tissues or bone.  The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for fractures (broken bones), but x-rays are also used in other ways. For example, chest x-rays can spot pneumonia.

Our Technologists and X-Ray Machine

Our X-Ray scanner is “digital”, meaning that we use computers to improve the quality of the images. Our knowledgeable, professional technologists will put you at ease and answer all of your questions before the exam.

How to Prepare for an X-Ray

Most X-Ray 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. When you have an x-ray, you may wear a lead apron to protect certain parts of your body. The amount of radiation you get from an x-ray is small. For example, a chest x-ray gives out a radiation dose similar to the amount of radiation you're naturally exposed to from the environment over 10 days.

What to Expect

Our technologist will take a brief medical history. Most X-rays don’t require any special preparation. The technologist may ask you to take off jewelry, eyeglasses, or any metal objects or clothing that could get in the way of the image. The technologist can take images while you stand up or lie down. It depends on the area of your body being examined. The X-ray tube hangs over the table.

You won’t feel anything during an X-ray, but it can be hard to hold still, and the exam table might be uncomfortable. The technologist may take images from a few different angles, and might use pillows to prop up a body part to get a better view of the area.

X-rays typically take only a few 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.

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

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