How do I schedule my patient?

Please print and complete the MRI Order Form. Then fax it to 208-846-7496 or phone in the order at 208-846-7494. We will call your patient to schedule the appointment.

Questions? Contact us directly, and we’ll explain more about our scheduling process.

How soon can the scan be performed after scheduling?

We can offer same-day service, but most patients are done within 24 to 48 hours of scheduling, if needed. We make every attempt to accommodate emergencies.

Call the center at 208-846-7494, and we will have one of our radiologists contact you directly.

Should I order contrast material (Gadolinium) for my patient’s scan?

There are some very specific indications for its use, such as in the postoperative lumbar spine, pituitary dysfunction, intracranial tumors with metastases, spinal tumors (NOT bony metastases), and assessing patients with multiple sclerosis receiving drug therapy.

Gadolinium has dramatically improved vascular imaging, and we employ it in all patients studied for peripheral vascular disease; aortic, renal artery and mesenteric artery disease; and in many patients with suspected carotid or vertebral artery stenosis.

It does not particularly increase the sensitivity of the exam in patients being evaluated for headaches and seizures, but in specific cases we may choose to administer it.

If you are unsure whether your patient should receive contrast, call us at 208-846-7494 and ask to speak with the MRI technologist.