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Preparing for Your Radiology Exam

Getting ready for your exam at Watson Imaging is very important to ensuring the fastest and most comfortable experience.

Just click on any of the exam types to the right for more information about how to prepare before your exam and what you can expect:

Gemeral Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring with me the day of my exam?
On the day of your exam, you need to bring proof of insurance, a photo ID, and any physician's paperwork with you including orders for the exam.

Do I need preauthorization from my health insurance company?
If you call your health insurance company before your exam you can find out whether the exam is covered. Your health insurance company also can let you know how much, if any cost, the exam will be to you.

I have medical insurance. How much will my exam cost?
You can call your health insurance provider and Watson Imaging Center to find out the cost of the exam to you before you have the exam. While Watson Imaging Center can give you the cost of the exam based on your individual health insurance situation, your health insurance company can provide you with details about what is covered, what is not, what your health care costs already have been for the year, and other details about your individual health insurance plan that Watson Imaging Center employees would not have access to.

I don't have medical insurance. How much will my exam cost?
Call Watson Imaging Center to find out the cost of the exam and what the cost would be to you.

Can I make my own appointment with Watson Imaging Center?
Anyone can make an appointment with Watson Imaging Center. You do not need your physician to make the appointment for you.

Why do I need to arrive 15 minutes prior to my exam time?
We know that your time is valuable and you'd rather be doing just about anything other than this however arriving 15 minutes ahead of your exam time helps us to ensure that all of your paperwork is in order.

What type of clothing should I wear for my exam?
The clothing requirements for each exam vary by exam. Click on any exam type above to see exam-specific requirements.

If told to fast, should I take my usual medications the day of my test?
The exam type determines which medications you can take. When you schedule an exam, we will give you instructions as to how to prepare for the exam for your particular circumstances.

How long will it take for my physician to get the results of my exam?
It takes approximately 24-48 hours.

What if I have a question about my bill?
Please confirm answer (i.e. call our office during business hours about bill inquiries)

What if I still have questions after reviewing this website?
Please feel free to call us at (314) 781-9711 with any questions you have.

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