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EXAM TYPES AND COST
F.A.Q.

1.Is a prescription required to get radiological exams? 

Yes, a prescription from your family doctor, medical specialist, chiropractor or podiatrist is required.We accept prescriptions for other radiology centres or hospitals.

2. Why do I have to pay for some exams? 

In private clinics, the cost of CT scan, virtual colonoscopy, magnetic resonance or PET exam is not covered by the RAMQ; however, it is covered by most private insurance.

3. Do I need an appointment? 

General radiology exams are done without an appointment during the clinic's business hours. An appointment is required for all other specialized radiology tests, bone densitometry, mammography, ultrasound, scan, virtual colonoscopy, dental imaging, magnetic resonance imaging and PET. 

4.Why do I need a prescription if I pay what is not covered by the RAMQ ? 

According to public health protection regulations, any work carried out in a medical facility must be done following a prescription signed by a healthcare professional. Consult your doctor, or visit a medical clinic.

5. Is it easy to park? 

Parking at the foot of the building is free of charge for MRI, Ct-scan, PET scan and virtual colonoscopy patients.  For the other services, the fees are $5 for one hour, $6 for two hours and $9 for three hours. The clinic is also easily accessible by public transit: see the routes of bus lines #1, #3, #4, #15, #21, #54, #77 and #115. www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca

6. What is the usual wait time to get an appointment? 

The time depends on the type of examination, is generally fast, less than 24-48 hours in MRI and CT.

7. Do I need to prepare for the exam? 

No preparation is required for general radiology exams. For all other exams, refer to the specific preparation procedure. 

8. I'm claustrophobic. Can I still have a CT scan or MRI? 

Most people with claustrophobia are able to successfully complete their scan. Our systems are spacious and accessible to patients who weigh up to 400 lbs. For magnetic resonance imaging, we have a wide-bore system to accommodate claustrophobic and bariatric patients.Our experienced technologists accompany you during the exam and are there to reassure you. An emergency alarm button is at your disposal at all times. To relax, you can bring your favorite music (on a CD). If necessary, mild sedation may be used. You will have to arrange for someone to bring you back home from the clinic.

9. Should I bring the results and images of my previous examinations? 

All reports, x-rays and images of previous examinations related to your upcoming exam are very useful in assessing your situation.

10. How long will it take for my doctor to receive the results?

Images of your exam will be diligently analyzed by the radiologist. In general, the written report is faxed to your doctor within 24-48 business hours. In many cases, a preliminary report can be faxed on the day of your appointment. Anytime, your doctor can access the images and reports of your examinations throught our website (Online access).

11. Can I get a copy of my exam?

Images of your exams are available either on CD or on a personalized and reusable USB key.

 

 

 

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