MedQuest Associates
MedQuest Associates - About Us
Community-based Services
We operate on the philosophy that healthcare is primarily a community-based service. All MedQuest Associates Imaging centers are created to be a permanent fixture in the communities in which they operate. To that end, each of our independent diagnostic imaging centers is staffed and operated at a local level. Talented professionals are employed to provide the best quality services to their own communities.

Quality Standards, Board Certification, and Accreditation
Our care givers have the credentials and experience to ensure you receive the highest quality imaging services. All of our radiologists are Board Certified. What's more, we are a preferred provider for an extensive array of managed care payers.
Our Locations
MedQuest Associates has over fifty locations in six states to serve you and your family's medical imaging needs. Please feel free to learn more about our various locations by clicking on the location nearest you on the map below or select from the list to the right.
Where We Are
Remarkable Physicians
Our Radiologist are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology, which ensures that they have completed rigorous education and training standards. The Radiologist provides a written report to your referring physician. The involvement of a radiologist is an extremely important aspect of our service that isn't provided at other imaging facilities.
Superior Service
MedQuest Associates provides a superior level of medical imaging services to help referring physicians deliver the best possible treatment and patient care. Our radiologists pride themselves on providing responsive service to our referring providers. Reports are generated within 24 hours and are available to referring physicians through our online radiology information services.
Compassionate Staff
Our professional and caring staff also recognizes when a patient visits our imaging centers they may be worried or anxious about their health and the procedure itself. Patient comfort and convenience is paramount as well as sensitivity to the individual needs of each patient.
About Our Services
MedQuest Associates offers a full range of imaging services with board-certified physicians, certified technologists, service-oriented staff and state-of-the-art imaging technologies. All diagnostic imaging procedures must be recommended by your physician and require a physician order. Your physician's office staff can assist you with your appointment or you can schedule your procedure directly with us.

Our diagnostic imaging services use the latest technology, including CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, diagnostic X-ray, screening mammography and digital mammography. MedQuest Associates is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in diagnostic imaging services.
Appointments
All diagnostic imaging procedures must be recommended by your physician and require a physician order. Your physician's office staff can assist you with your appointment or you can schedule your procedure directly with us.
Your Arrival
You will be asked to arrive before your scheduled appointment to allow time for you to complete the necessary paperwork. Please bring the following documents to your appointment:
Requisition/Order Form
Insurance Cards
Contact Information
Payment
Billing & Insurance
At MedQuest Associates, we want to assist you in coping with your financial requirements. Each health insurance company has different rules for filing claims. You may incur added expense if you fail to follow your insurer's requirements.

Financial Navigator
Our locations in North Carolina and Virginia offer the services of a “financial navigator” or "Price Estimator Line" to patients who need help estimating their insurance-covered and out-of-pocket expenses for imaging services.
Careers
MedQuest Associates is a part of Novant Health, an integrated not-for-profit health system nationally recognized for quality healthcare and innovation. If you are driven to succeed and share our desire to improve the health of our communities, then one of our locations might be the right place for you. MedQuest Associates offers many exciting opportunities for you to learn, grow and advance your healthcare career.
Find a Job
If you would like to join us in delivering the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension every time, we want to talk with you about possibilities on the MedQuest team. Employees at MedQuest are selected not only for their experience and ability but also for their willingness to deliver an exceptional level of customer service.
Online Payments
MedQuest Associates plays a proactive role in helping patients receive quality care. We work with an extensive national network of insurance and managed care organizations. Always putting the patient first means ensuring your experience in one of our locations is the best possible. Your experience as a patient continues throughout our care for you, until you are satisfied with the way we handle your insurance filing and any remaining bill payments

Payment Information
MedQuest Associates offers you the ability to pay your account online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

All you'll need...
You will need to have both your statement and method of payment on hand in order to complete the online payment process. Be sure to have the Code ID and Access Number printed on your statement ready.
To make a payment, select the regional site you were seen in from the list to the right »
Arthrograms

Arthrography is the x-ray examination of a joint that uses fluoroscopy and a contrast material.

Arthrogram
When contrast is injected into the joint space, it coats the inner lining of the joint structures and appears bright white on an arthrogram, allowing the radiologist to assess the anatomy and function of the joint.

Arthrograms are particularly effective for detecting tears or lesions of the structures and ligaments of the joints, especially the knee, wrist and elbow, as well as rotator cuff tears or damage from a shoulder dislocation. They can help to determine the possible need for treatment, including surgery or joint replacement.

The procedure is most often used to identify abnormalities within the:
shoulder
wrist
hip
knee
ankle

Preparation
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant. Your doctor may decide whether to postpone the exam or use an alternative exam such as ultrasound to reduce the possible risk of exposing your baby to radiation.

Let your doctor know if you have any known allergy to x-ray dye, iodine or certain foods such as shellfish.

You will be asked to remove all jewelry, eyeglasses, and any other metal or electronic objects from your body before the exam as these objects interfere with the quality of the images.

Further preparation for your Arthrogram depends on which part of your body will be examined.

Generally, the portion of your body that is being examined will be undressed and you may be asked to wear a hospital gown to cover yourself during the exam.

You may be also asked to wear a lead apron as a precaution to shield areas of your body not being examined from x-ray exposure.

Exam
Arthrograms typically take up to 20 minutes or more.

Our technologist will prepare and guide you by explaining the procedure, assisting in removal of jewelry and other metal objects, and positioning you to ensure the highest quality images are obtained from your exam.

You may lie on a table, stand or sit between an X-ray machine and the X-ray plate. The technologist will then direct the machine toward the body area being examined.

The technologist supervises the arthrogram from a shielded area and can always see and hear you. The technologist may ask and assist you with changing positions in order to obtain images from multiple angles.

Results
When your exam is complete you may leave and resume regular activities. Because you received a contrast medium you will be given instructions to help eliminate the medium from your body. This will likely include drinking lots of fluids.

Scientific and medical experts believe that enough valuable information is provided to outweigh the associated risks with arthrograms. Great care is taken to achieve the highest quality images while using the lowest possible dosage of radiation.

Although it is rare, there is a slight risk of an allergic reaction to contrast material. Most reactions result in itchiness or hives. For individuals with asthma who are allergic, the reaction can be an asthma attack. In very rare instances, an allergic reaction may cause swelling in your throat or other areas of your body. Immediately tell your technologist or doctor if you experience any of these symptoms during or after your exam.

A radiologist will review your exam images and report the findings to your doctor within 24 hours. Your doctor will then discuss the findings and next steps with you.
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