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Imaging Clinic (Radiology)
Imaging - Unparalleled Service
Stanford Health Care Imaging Services 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 maintains the highest standards of clinical excellence provided in a compassionate, caring environment.
Stanford Radiology Scheduling Center
To make an appointment, call: 650-723-6855
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley
To make an appointment, call: 925-734-3376
Care and Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
Patient Exam Preparation
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.
You must check in to register 30 minutes prior to the appointment time if your appointment is Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 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.
Please call 650-723-6855 to have your exam preparation questions answered. Please also see Patient Exam Preparation.
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.
A radiologist with subspecialty training will interpret your imaging examination and prepare your report.
Your referring physician will contact you with your results.
Requests Records and Imaging
If you are requesting Radiology, Cardiac Cath and Echo Lab reports and images, please print and complete a Radiology Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information form:
If you are requesting Radiology images only, please print and complete a Radiology Authorization for Disclosure of Health Information form:
You can contact:
- The Radiology Image Library by calling 650-723-6717 (Opt #4, then Opt #1)
- Radiology Image Library Fax: 650-723-3995
You can read a summary of your imaging report in MyHealth. For exams, such as, diagnostic X-rays, mammography, and ultrasound, you can see results as soon as they are finalized, sometimes even before your doctor has had a chance to review. Your care team will contact you with guidance if needed. CT, MRI, PET and exams that contain pathology results may take up to 7 days to be released per State Regulations.
Yes, your referring physician will receive the results of your exam
For information, please review Request Records & Images on the Medical Records Web site.
Consent Form/Participate in Research Study FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
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
- Bring your driver's license or some form of identification, your insurance card, and the name and telephone number of your referring doctor.
- Please arrive promptly at your provided arrival time. Late arrivals may result in a rescheduled appointment.
Call us to make an appointment
Stanford Health Care
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley
For Health Care Professionals
RADIOLOGY PHYSICIAN TO PHYSICIAN CONSULT LINE
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The reading room assistant is available to connect you with our sub-specialty radiologists and technologists. Please have the patient’s name, DOB, and medical record available.
- Advice on what imaging study to order in a given clinical situation
- STAT READ requests or report clarification
- Consultation about specific imaging sequences or special requests
- Inpatient exam schedule status updates
- Report availability
Please direct any outpatient scheduling, rescheduling or cancellations to the Stanford Radiology Scheduling Center.
HOW TO REFER
If this is your first time referring a patient to Stanford for imaging, please complete the Unknown Provider Form (PDF) for the Medical Staff Office provider database.
Stanford Health Care Imaging Services - For general radiology referrals, please complete the Requisition / Exam Order Form (PDF), and for radiology wellness exams, use the CT Virtual Colonoscopy Requisition Form (PDF), or the CT Lung Cancer Screening Requisition Form (PDF).
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley Imaging Services - For general radiology referrals, please complete the Requisition / Exam Order Form (PDF), and for radiology wellness exams, use the CT Lung Cancer Screening Requisition Form (PDF).
Stanford Medicine Imaging and Express Care - For general radiology referrals, please complete the Requisition/Exam Order Form.
CMS Mandate and Imaging Clinical Decision Support (CDS)
What you need to know about patients with Medicare Part B and Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, effective January 1, 2022.
- The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, established the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program to increase use of AUC for advanced diagnostic imaging services (CT, MRI, PET, Nuclear Medicine) for Medicare Part B recipients.
- Effective January 1st, 2022 providers must consult Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) through a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (qCDSM) when ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services.
- The purpose is to enable providers to order the most appropriate tests for patients while minimizing unnecessary radiation, intravenous contrast exposure, and potential risks of invasive procedures.
- A free clinical decision support tool is available at qcdsm.nationaldecisionsupport.com
- Stanford Health Care radiology paper requisitions include CDS required fields or you may submit the Imaging Clinical Decision Support Fax Form with your referral.
- PRISM - Send and manage radiology orders online. Portal to include Medicare (CMS) mandate support features, such as:
*Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (qCDSM) when ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services.
*Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) - notification that services are likely not covered by Medicare.
- Send referrals online
- Place radiology orders
- View referral status
- Access medical records
Stanford Health Care Locations
To schedule an imaging/radiology appointment, call: 650-723-6855.
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley Locations
To schedule an imaging/radiology appointment, call: 925-734-3376.
Stanford Health Care Affiliated Locations
Alliance Medical Group San Pablo 510-837-6822.
Bay Valley Medical Group Hayward 650-498-4672.
Bay Valley Medical Group Danville 925-314-0260.
Stanford Medicine Imaging and Express Care 408-984-7226.
Imaging Pleasanton 925-272-2855.
Menlo Medical Clinic 650-498-6500.