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

Pelvic Ultrasound

Performed in the Comfortable Women's Imaging Center at Guilford Radiology

ACR ultrasoundUltrasound imaging, sometimes referred to as sonography, is a noninvasive medical procedure used to capture images in real time using sound waves, not radiation. Ultrasounds show the structure and movement of organs and blood flowing through blood vessels.

Pelvic ultrasound is used to evaluate the ovaries, uterus, cervix and bladder. It can be ordered following pelvic pain, abdominal bleeding or menstrual concerns. It is used to help diagnose fibroids,  cysts, or ovarian or uterine cancers.

How to Prepare for a Pelvic Ultrasound

For transabdominal pelvic exams, please come to our office with a full bladder (please note: we will see you promptly!). Most ultrasound exams do not require any additional preparation prior to the exam. Wear comfortable clothing around the area to be scanned. You may also be asked to wear a gown. Also inform your technologist if you have any old images so they may be 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. The ultrasound technician (sonographer) will place a clear gel on the area of the body to be imaged. The sonographer or radiologist 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. If circumstances dictate, a transvaginal approach may be used.

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.  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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