Imaging - Unparalleled Service

Stanford Medicine Imaging is committed to providing outstanding care, utilizing state-of-the-art technology, and offering the subspecialty expertise of Stanford's world-renowned Department of Radiology. Our team of medical professionals conducts more than a quarter of a million studies each year, maintaining the highest standards of clinical excellence provided in a compassionate, caring environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patient Exam Preparation

What do I need to bring with me for my appointment?

Please bring your driver's license or some form of identification along with your insurance card. Please also bring the name and telephone number of your referring physician. Please also access the Patient Exam Preparation for a list of what to bring to your examination.

Do I need to arrive early to my appointment?

You must check in to register 30 minutes prior to the appointment time if your appointment is Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm. If your appointment is outside these hours at the Blake Wilbur Outpatient Clinic, please report directly to the clinic 30 minutes prior to the appointment time.

How should I prepare for my exam?

For information, please access Patient Exam Preparation.

Whom do I call for exam preparation questions?

Please call 650-723-6855 to have your exam preparation questions answered. Please also see Patient Exam Preparation.

Does my referring physician need to order the exam for me?

Yes, your referring physician will need to complete an Outpatient Radiological Order Form and send it to us before your scheduled appointment for a procedure or imaging study at any Stanford Radiology facility.

Who will interpret my exam?

A radiologist with subspecialty training will interpret your imaging examination and prepare your report.

Who will contact me with my results?

Your referring physician will contact you with your results.

Requests Records and Imaging

How can I get a copy of my exam images and my report?

For information, please review Request Records & Images on the Medical Records Web site.

How do I get a copy of the results of my imaging study?

For information, please review Request Records & Images on the Medical Records Web site.

Will my referring doctor receive the results of my exam?

Yes, your referring physician will receive the results of your exam

Is it possible to send copies of my test results to my other doctors as well?

For information, please review Request Records & Images on the Medical Records Web site.

Consent Form/Participate in Research Study FAQs

If I participate in a research study will my personal health information be shared with anyone?

It depends upon the protocol. Some of the protocols are just to evaluate how the machines function, and no personal information is collected. Other research may involve some sharing of healthcare information, but this should be clearly explained in the consent form. All applicable Stanford, federal, and state guidelines will be followed to maintain privacy.

Will I receive extra X-rays if I participate in the study?

Our research projects involve either MRI or CT scanning. No X-rays are involved in the MRI protocols and, in general, our CT protocols do not require extra X-rays.

If I participate in the study will my doctor have access to any additional information that would help in my diagnosis?

There are no guarantees that any additional benefits will be obtained from this study, but if additional information regarding your health is obtained it will be communicated to your referring physician.

Should I participate in the study if I am or suspect I might be pregnant?

There are no known risks for MR and pregnancy, but there may be unknown effects and, therefore, we do not allow participation if you are pregnant.

Will I benefit by participating in the study?

We cannot guarantee or promise that you will receive any benefits from the study. However, it is possible that some additional information about your case may be attained.

For Patients

Call us to schedule an appointment at any of our imaging locations.  Our CT and MRI services are available seven days a week, including evenings. Same-day appointments are also available.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Read the Patient Exam Preparation for a list of what to bring to your examination.  Call us if you have questions about your exam preparation.
  • Bring your driver’s license or some form of identification, your insurance card, and the name and telephone number of your referring doctor.
  • Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00am and 5:30pm, check in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If your appointment is outside these hours at the Blake Wilbur Outpatient Clinic, please report directly to the clinic 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. 

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-723-6855

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

If this is your first time referring a patient to Stanford for imaging, please complete the ONE TIME Unknown Provider Form for the Medical Staff Office provider database.

Track your patients' progress and communicate with Stanford providers securely online.

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