What to Expect

What to Expect

When you have questions regarding your health and have to come in for further testing, we know it can be stressful. That’s why we do everything we can to serve you with compassion, care, and speed. We want to get your scan results to your doctor just as fast as you do, and while we are quick, we still give you the highest quality of care.

If you’ve never had a CT or MRI scan, it can be hard not knowing how to prepare or what to expect. We are happy to offer as much information as possible before your appointment. With our experienced doctors and technicians, you’re in good hands. For more about each scan and what to expect, keep reading.

Courtesy of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

How Do I Prepare For My MRI Scan?

  • Be aware of any metal implanted inside your body and inform the radiologist or the MRI technologist of these before you are scanned.
  • If you are asked to remove any clothing, you will be given a gown to wear. If your procedure involves contrast dye, you might have an intravenous (IV) line started in the hand or arm.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, our technologist might ask you to remove any keys, watches, clothing, jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses, hearing aids, or other metal objects that may interfere with the procedure. It might be helpful if you leave other metallic belongings at home or with a friend who might accompany you to our facility. Otherwise, we have a locker for you to use.
  • You may eat regularly before an exam, and as soon as the usual 30 to 60-minute scan is complete, you may return to your normal activities.
  • Once you’re having the exam, it’s very important you stay very still. You will be given a pair of earplugs for your comfort, as MRIs tend to be very noisy due to the quick expansion of the magnetically charged coil.
  • Once the scan is complete you will be able to move freely and continue on with your day.

How Do I Prepare For My CT Scan?

  • We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown provided by Willamette Valley Imaging for this study. Metal objects can affect the image, so avoid clothing with zippers and snaps. You may be asked to remove jewelry, hairpins, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and any removable dental work that could obscure the images.
  • If your procedure requires intravenous contrast, you will have an intravenous (IV) line placed in your arm. If your procedure requires oral contrast, you will need to drink contrast, slowly, over an hour. You may be asked to refrain from eating for 4 hours before the exam. You can drink clear fluids and/or coffee without creamer. You may use the restroom at any time. We will provide you with instruction before your scan.
  • Women should always inform the technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. If possibly pregnant, we will require you take a pregnancy test.

How Do I Prepare For My CT Scan?

  • We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to change into a gown provided by Willamette Valley Imaging for this study. Metal objects can affect the image, so avoid clothing with zippers and snaps. You may be asked to remove jewelry, hairpins, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and any removable dental work that could obscure the images.
  • If your procedure requires intravenous contrast, you will have an intravenous (IV) line placed in your arm. If your procedure requires oral contrast, you will need to drink contrast, slowly, over an hour. You may be asked to refrain from eating for 4 hours before the exam. You can drink clear fluids and/or coffee without creamer. You may use the restroom at any time. We will provide you with instruction before your scan.
  • Women should always inform the technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. If possibly pregnant, we will require you take a pregnancy test.

Billing and Insurance

Our scheduling experts will help you navigate all the costs, what insurance will cover, and anything else you need to know regarding your scan. Our scheduling staff also know that you may be coming in from out of town, and will schedule you a time that helps you avoid having to come into town twice, meaning they will schedule you right before your follow-up appointment. We want to be there for you through every part of the process so you know you’re not alone, and in caring compassionate hands. Click here to learn more about our billing and insurance options.

Billing and Insurance

Our scheduling experts will help you navigate all the costs, what insurance will cover, and anything else you need to know regarding your scan. Our scheduling staff also know that you may be coming in from out of town, and will schedule you a time that helps you avoid having to come into town twice, meaning they will schedule you right before your follow-up appointment. We want to be there for you through every part of the process so you know you’re not alone, and in caring compassionate hands. Click here to learn more about our billing and insurance options.

How Do I Streamline The Process?

To streamline the registration process and minimize your time, you may fill out your Patient Registration form ahead of time. You can do this with our online form or download/print this document and bring it to your appointment with you. You will also want to bring in your ID and insurance card(s). Our staff will make copies of them for billing purposes.

Location

3003 N. Delta Hwy #303
Eugene, OR 97408

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evening appointments available for your convenience.

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Location

3003 N. Delta Hwy #303
Eugene, OR 97408

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evening appointments available for your convenience.