General information for patients preparing for exams & health care:
General guidelines for imaging examinations
Notify your physician and staff if there is any chance that you may be pregnant or are currently breastfeeding.
Discuss any special needs--such as dietary and/or physical limitations--with us in advance.
Check with us in advance about recovery time or the need for a driver so you can make necessary arrangements with work and family.
Arrive 20 minutes early to verify your registration information and provide further health information for your exam.
Wear comfortable, metal-free clothing for MRI; be prepared to change into a patient gown if necessary.
Bring prior x-rays or scans with you to the exam if you are instructed to do so.
For mammography, do not use deodorant, talcum powder or lotions under your arms or near your breasts on the day of your exam. Wear two-piece clothing.
How do you prepare for fasting?
Many laboratory procedures require fasting for several hours prior to testing. If you're unsure about fasting, check with your doctor.
What items do you need to bring for reception admission?
- Insurance card/insurance information
- Physician order with diagnosis
- Type of procedure
- Photo Identification
- Precertification number (if necessary)
How is my information protected?
Your physician understands the importance of patient confidentiality and is committed to the protection of your personal health information.
- All personal identification information is protected and stored on a secure server.
- All information given via the physician consult form or in a conversation with any of our employees is held in complete confidence. Our employees adhere to the strict standards for patient confidentiality set by the American Medical Association and the Health on the Net Foundation.
- We do not share any of your personal information with any of our affiliate or associate sites. When you access a site that is not a part of your physician's website or the Medfusion website, you will be notified prior to linking to that site.
- We will not release any personally identifying information to anyone unless mandated by federal or state laws. Aggregate statistical summaries may be released to third parties, but these statistics will contain no personally identifiable information.
Information Security: Medfusion, Inc. provides the technical information security services for your physician's website. When you submit your information to your physician's website, that information is converted to a random code. This is called encryption. When the information arrives at its destination, the data is decoded and stored on a secure server.
There are two ways of knowing you are connected to a secure server.
A little closed padlock or unbroken key will appear on the bottom of your browser's window when you access a secure page.
The "http" at the beginning of the URL will change to "https" when you access secure pages.
Other ways we provide Internet security: Email correspondence and notifications from Medfusion will not contain any medical information or indication of medical treatment. Our patients and physicians communicate health information through a secure server only. To consult with your physician about health matters, patients must register on their physician's website and communicate through our secure server. When your physician needs to correspond with you, an email will be sent notifying you to logon to your physician's website and read the communication. The notification email contains no health information or any indication of your interaction with your physician.