Allied Imaging Providers

Allied Imaging Providers is an alliance of several imaging centers throughout Orange County. United by common goals, we are committed to bringing to our patients the best quality care and service. Allied offers a wide variety of imaging modalities, including:

  • MRI – high field and open
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • Nuclear Medicine – PET/CT & SPECT/CT
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast Biopsies (Stereotactic, MRI and US)
  • Bone Density
  • X-ray and Fluoroscopy

Visit these websites to learn more about each imaging center:

Procedure Preparation

MISCELLANEOUS

  • 74400 IVP: Buy one bottle of OTC FLEET ENEMA Saline (green pump). Follow 24-hour direction.

    Blood test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) result within last 3 months.

  • 74740 & 58340 Hysterosalpingogram I 76832 Hysterosonogram: Schedule within 10 days from the

    first day of menstruation.

  • 77075 Skeletal Survey: expected to take 1-hour to be done.

GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

  • 74270 Barium Enema: Patient has to buy two bottles of OTC FLEET ENEMA Saline (green pump). Follow 24-hour direction.
  • 74247 Upper GI Series: No food or drinks 6 hours before exam.
  • 74249 Small Bowel: No food or drinks 6 hours before exam. NOTE:Small Bowel procedure is expected to take 4 hours or more to be done.

ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC

  • 76700 Abdomen: 6 to 8 hours fasting before exam, WATER ONLY. NO candy, NO gum chewing.
  • 76872 Prostate Transrectal: Buy one bottle of OTC FLEET ENEMA Saline (green pump only).

EMPTY YOUR BLADDER THEN DRINK WATER / LIQUID 30 MINUTES BEFORE EXAM. DONOT empty your bladder prior to exam, ARRIVE WITH A FULL BLADDER

  • 76805 Pelvis OB: 1-2 weeks drink 48 oz. 12-24 weeks drink 24 oz. After 24 weeks drink 16 oz.
  • 76856 Pelvis GYN: Drink 32 oz. of water 30 minutes before procedure.

ALL FNA / BIOPSY: BRING PREVIOUS FILMS TO OUR RADIOLOGIST REVIEW IT FIRST IF THE STUDY IS NOT DONE AT MEDIZEN FACILITY. STOP taking "blood thinner" Coumadin or Aspirin 3 days before exam, PLEASE CONSULT your physician prior to discontinuing medication.

  • 76942 & 10022 FNA Thyroid: 3 hours fasting before exam time
  • 76942 & 10022 FNA Liver: 3 hours fasting. Blood test of PT & PTT within 3-4 days. Call us to make

    appointment first, and then call your referring physician to get an order to have your blood test done.

  • 76942 & 19295 & 19102 Breast Biopsy: Stop taking Coumadin and/or Aspirin 3 days before exam.
  • 76942 & 47100 Liver Biopsy: 3 hours fasting. Blood test of PT & PTT result within 3-4 days. Call us to schedule an appointment first, and then call your referring physician to get an order to have your blood test done.

CAT SCANSTOP GLUCOPHAGE, GLUCOVANCE or METFORMIN 48 HOURS BEFORE ALL EXAM WITH IV CONTRAST

  • 70470 Head wi & w/o: Blood Test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) result within last 3 months.
  • 70470 Orbit Selia Ear wi & w/o: Blood Test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) result within last 3 months.

    70491 Neck wi: Blood Test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) result within last 3 months.

  • 71260 Chest wi: Blood Test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) within last 3 months.
  • 74160 Abdomen wi: Blood Test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) result within last 3 months & 3 hours fasting. Come in 30 minutes early from appointment time to drink contrast at our facility.
  • 74150 Abdomen w/o: Come in 30 minutes early from appointment time to drink contrast at our facility.
  • 72193 Pelvis wi: Blood Test (BUN and Creatinine ratio) result within last 3 months. Come in 30 minutes early from appointment time to drink contrast at our facility.
  • 72192 Pelvis w/o: Come in 30 minutes early from appointment time to drink contrast at our facility.

MRI / MR ANGIOGRAM I MR ARTHROGRAMPACEMAKER, NEUROSTIMULATOR, BIOSTIMULATION DEVICES and OXYGEN TANK DEPENDENT ARE CONTRAINDICATION.

  • 74181 & S8037 MRCP Bile Duct: Patients have to bring their own food to the facility on the day of the exam.

ALL MAMMOGRAM: NO PERFUME, DEODORANT OR BODY LOTION / POWDER ON THE DAY OF PROCEDURE, PLEASE WEAR TWO-PIECE OUTFIT. BREAST AUGMENTATION PATIENT; PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHEDULER TO ARRANGE APPROPRIATE LENGTH FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAM SCREENING

  • G0202 & 77052: Routine check-up, once / twice a year for patient at age of 40 or 50

DIGITAL MAMMOGRAM DIAGNOSTIC

  • G0204/G0206 & 77051: Bring previous mammogram / ultrasound films for comparison if mammogram screening is not done at MediZen facility.

Early Detection & What You Should Know About Your Digital Mammogram And The Key To Overcoming Breast Cancer

A New Ally In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime. It is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Numerous studies prove that early detection is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer. Mammograms playa central part in the early detection of breast cancer because they can detect changes in the breast that may be early signs of cancer, but are too small or subtle to be felt. The use of mammography has greatly enhanced the ability to detect breast cancers at earlier stages. Now a new technology called full field digital mammography shows great promise in the fight against breast cancer.

What Is Full Field Digital Mammography

Digital mammography uses computers and specially designed digital detectors to produce an image that can be displayed on a high-resolution computer monitor, and transmitted and stored just like computer files. From a patient’s point of view, having a digital mammogram is very much like having a conventional screen film mammogram. Both film-based and digital

mammography use compression and x-rays to create clear images of the inside of the breast. During all mammography exams, the technologist positions the patient to image the breast from different angles and compresses the breast with a paddle to obtain optimal image quality. Unlike film-based mammography, digital mammograms produce images that appear on the technologist’s monitor in a matter of seconds.

There is no waiting for film to develop, which can mean a shorter time spent in the breast imaging suite.

The Benefits Of Digital Mammography

Unlike other parts of the body, the breast is composed mainly of soft tissue. When breast tissue is x-rayed, it creates an image that looks something like a smoky haze, making it difficult to see tiny "spots," called micro-calcifications, and other subtle signs of early cancer. With digital mammography, the radiologist reviews electronic images of the breast, using special

high-resolution monitors. The physician can adjust the brightness, change contrast, and zoom in for close ups of specific areas of interest. Being able to manipulate images is one of the main benefits of digital technology.

Another convenience of digital mammography over film-based systems is it can greatly reduce the need for retakes due to over or under exposure. This potentially saves additional time and reduces your exposure to x-rays. Because they are electronic, digital mammography images can be transmitted quickly across a network. Digital images can also be easily stored,

copied without any loss of information, and transmitted and received in a more streamlined manner, eliminating dependence on only one set of "original" films.

Remember..

An annual mammogram is

one of your best defenses

against breast cancer.

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