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The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

Schedule an Outpatient Imaging Study or Procedure

Most diagnostic imaging studies and procedures can be scheduled within five business days, and every attempt is made to find a day and time that is convenient for the patient.  Urgent requests are scheduled as quickly as possible, usually within two days.  An order signed by the requesting provider is required for all exams.

  • Schedule a Diagnostic Imaging Study

                        Call the radiology scheduling office at 343-2617.

                        Please have the following information available:

MRN or patient name and DOB

                                    Name of exam

                                    Date/time desired for exam

                                    Reason for exam/brief history

                                    ICD-9

                                    Referring /ordering physician name

                                    Clinic name

                                    Contact name

                                    Contact phone number

An order signed by the requesting provider is required and must include the following:

MRN or patient name and DOB

Type of procedure

             ICD-9

             Referring/ordering physician name

            Contact name

            Contact phone number

The signed order may be faxed to 322-6601, scanned to Star Panel, entered electronically using the radiology order requisition in Star Panel or submitted through VOOM.

  • Schedule a CT or US Guided Procedure

                                    Urgent/Same Day CT or US Guided Procedure

Contact the attending radiologist to discuss any procedures that need to be performed within 24 hours.  The appropriate attending can be found through Synergy

(https://synergy.mc.vanderbilt.edu/callschedule/default.aspx?orgID=1009).

If the radiologist approves the procedure, then an order signed by the requesting provider should be faxed to 936-0166 or scanned into Star Panel.  This order must include the following:

MRN or patient name and DOB

Type of procedure

ICD-9

Referring/ordering physician name

Contact name

Contact phone number

                                    Non-Urgent/First Available CT or US Guided Procedure

Call the scheduling office at 343-0420, complete a request form in Star Panel fax a request to 936-0166 or submit a request through VOOM. 

Most requests are sent to the radiologist for approval prior to scheduling.  If the procedure is approved, a message is sent to the requesting provider via Star Panel and the patient is contacted to schedule the procedure.  If the procedure is denied, the requesting provider is notified of the reason for denial via Star Panel. 

An order signed by the requesting provider is required and must include the following:

             MRN or patient name and DOB

Type of procedure

ICD-9

Referring/ordering physician name

Contact name

Contact phone number

  • Schedule an Interventional Radiology Procedure

                                    Urgent/Emergent/Same Day IR Procedure

Call 322-0840 and ask to speak with one of the interventional radiologists.  If the radiologist approves the procedure, then an order signed by the requesting provider should be faxed to 343-1515 or scanned into Star Panel.  This order must include the following:

MRN or patient name and DOB

Type of procedure

ICD-9

Referring/ordering physician name

Contact name

Contact phone number

                                    Non-Urgent/First Available IR Procedure

Call the scheduling office at 343-0420 or fax an order to 936-0166.  An order signed by the requesting provider is required and must include the following:

MRN or patient name and DOB

Type of procedure

ICD-9

Referring/ordering physician name

Contact name

Contact phone number

  • Schedule a Procedure with a Radiology Nurse Practitioner

Our nurse practitioners perform ultrasound-guided paracenteses, thoracenteses, thyroid biopsies, lymph node biopsies and cyst aspirations.

Call the scheduling office at 343-0420, complete a request form in Star Panel, fax a request to 936-0166 or submit a request through VOOM. 

Most requests are reviewed by a radiology nurse practitioner prior to scheduling.  If the procedure is approved, a message is sent to the requesting provider via Star Panel and the patient is contacted to schedule the procedure.  If the procedure is denied, the requesting provider is notified of the reason for denial via Star Panel.  An order signed by the requesting provider is required and must include the following:

MRN or patient name and DOB

Type of procedure

ICD-9

Referring/ordering physician name

Contact name

Contact phone number

  • Schedule a PICC

                                    Non-Urgent/First Available

                                                Call the radiology scheduling office at 343-2617.

                                                Please have the following information available:

       MRN or patient name and DOB

                                                            Name of exam

                                                            Date/time desired for exam

                                                            Reason for exam/brief history

                                                            ICD-9

                                                            Referring /ordering physician name

                                                            Clinic name

                                                            Contact name

                                                            Contact phone number

An order signed by the requesting provider is required and must include the following:

       MRN or patient name and DOB

       Type of procedure

       ICD-9

       Referring/ordering physician name

       Contact name

       Contact phone number

The signed order may be faxed to 322-6601, scanned to Star Panel, entered electronically using the radiology order requisition in Star Panel (describe name/location of Star Panel form) or submitted through VOOM.

                                    Urgent/Same Day Add-On

                                                Call the PICC service directly at 322-2772.