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By: frank.bienes
SimonMed Imaging Florida
I was first impressed, that you did NOT need an appt for a lumbar xray,( my father of 93 and I) so happen, need to have it done. I thought after calling main appt center and them telling me that appt wasn't needed, I still followed up with calling the Oviedo office to verify and they also confirmed that an appt was NOT needed, when arriving the NEXT day, they couldn't take my father (who was in pain of his back or I) because they were busy and with only one tech but would give me an appt to come back 3hrs later, that afternoon, when asking for the manager, for having us waste our time! She also made me aware that even as a manager she was not at liberty to change this "company" policy! I was really upset about it, what if I had taken a day off from work? What about if we were in a lot of pain going back and forth? This policy doesn't make sense and when getting there, they end up giving you an appt anyways! I would give them a 5 star if not for this policy... when getting the xrays, the one tech, attended us quickly and diligently, so we did not have to be in pain on the table more than what we had to. Though he was the only the tech, I was very pleased with his thoroughness, his bed side manners, cleanliness of the place and privacy to undress into clean hospital dresses before procedure.
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By: lyndagayle
Florida Radiology Imaging
I have been going to FRI in Oviedo, FL for years and have had a very positive experience. They even have bottles of water or snacks for you in case you need a pick me up after your procedure. Barbara that does the mammogram is the BEST!!! She is very gentle and explains everything ahead of time.
By: John D.
SimonMed Imaging Florida
great facility, friendly staff and my doctor was very happy by the interpretations. Will go back for sure if needed!
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Radiological exams can be either diagnostic or interventional. Diagnostic exams are intended to detect the presence of a certain condition, like a bone fracture or a tumor inside the body. Interventional radiology uses imaging techniques to assist in treating a condition, usually through surgery, but the procedure itself is not intended to have a direct impact on the outcome of the disease.
The exact process of an exam will vary depending on the specific type of imaging procedure and the goal of the test. Patients will usually be situated near a machine that will direct the appropriate form of energy to the part of the body being examined. Technicians help patients perform the necessary steps to complete the process.
Most imaging exams do not have any immediate side effects. The most important side effect of many forms of radiology is the exposure to small doses of radiation. In almost all cases, a single exam will deliver a radiation dose that is too low to have any effect, but over repeated exposure, the risk of developing cancer from this radiation increases. Radiologists take several precautions to limit exposure on behalf of patients as well as themselves and their staff.
Results from an imaging procedure may be available almost instantly (as with X-rays and ultrasound), or might take a few minutes to develop. However, in some cases it will take a radiologist additional time to analyze and report on the images collected, so results may be delayed by a few hours or days.
Radiologists can perform a variety of imaging procedures depending on their specialty. Common examples include:
  • X-rays.
  • Computed tomography (CT scans).
  • Ultrasound.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Positron emission tomography (PET).
  • Interventional radiology: Using specialized imaging techniques to assist with surgery, either immediately before or in the process of a surgical procedure.

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