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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Care and Treatment

Radiation Dose Reduction and Optimization

At Stanford Medicine Imaging, we understand that radiation exposure is a concern to patients and referring physicians. CT is a powerful imaging tool to diagnose a wide variety of disorders such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Stanford Medicine Imaging is committed to the radiation safety principles of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable):

  • Image when there is a clear diagnostic benefit
  • Focus imaging to the area of interest
  • Use the latest advances in CT Technology to achieve diagnostic quality imaging with the lowest radiation exposure:
    • Dual-Source CT scanning offers the fastest temporal resolution and low radiation exposure for cardiac scans
    • Dual Energy offers a higher fidelity and tissue characterization than previously possible in CT
    • New Iterative Reconstruction allows reduction of image noise and improves low contrast detectability and enhances image quality
  • Individualization and customization - optimizing imaging technique to each patient
    • Advanced radiation dose modulation techniques measure patient size and delivers a specific radiation dose unique to the patient’s body habitus
    • Weight based contrast medium injection protocols are patient and organ specific to optimize patient safety, comfort and image quality.

For more than one hundred years, Stanford’s Department of Radiology has been making contributions to medical and surgical advances by pioneering innovations in image-based patient care, research, and education. We are preparing for the future with active research to discover new methods to optimize imaging and reduce radiation dose. Additionally, we are implementing innovative processes for cumulative dose tracking, notification and reporting.

How is ionizing radiation measured?

Radiation dose to the body is measured in units known as milliSieverts (mSv). The small amount of background radiation we all receive every year is about 3 to 5 mSv.

Imaging safety resource sites

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.

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