Radiology Services in Corinth
Experts in Imaging in Corinth, MS
Magnolia Imaging Associates provides expert medical imaging and procedural services for Magnolia Regional Health Center. Composed of four board certified radiologists, they are dedicated to caring for the patients of Corinth and the surrounding communities.
To learn more about the radiologists at Magnolia Imaging Associates, visit: magnoliaradiology.com
What is a Radiologist?
According to the American College of Radiology, radiologists are medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques.
Radiologists graduate from accredited medical schools, pass a licensing examination, and then go on to complete a residency of at least four years of unique post-graduate medical education in, among other topics:
- Radiation safety and protection
- Radiation effects on the human body
- Appropriate performance and interpretation of quality radiological and medical imaging examinations
These physicians often complete a fellowship — one to two additional years of specialized training in a particular sub-specialty of radiology, such as breast imaging, cardiovascular radiology or nuclear medicine.
Radiologists physicians are usually board certified by the American Board of Radiology (for a doctor of medicine) or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (for an osteopathic doctor); an indication of a high level of training, and demonstrated excellence in the field.
Radiological procedures are medically prescribed and should only be conducted by appropriately trained and certified physicians under medically necessary circumstances. Radiologist physicians have four to six years of unique, specific, post–medical school training that includes radiation safety and ensure the optimal performance of radiological procedures and interpretation of medical images.
Diagnostic imaging is used by radiologists to examine a patient’s internal organs and structures to determine the existence of a medical condition. These exams utilize a variety of imaging technologies that can use x-rays, magnetic fields, and ultrasound together with computers to produce images from which a diagnosis can be made.
The type of imaging procedure or technology used depends upon a patient’s symptoms and the part of the body being examined. Examinations can include any of the following:
*Patients need to bring a list of their current medications.
Diagnostic imaging for women focus on specific female-oriented health issues and can utilize all of the imaging technologies used for general radiology as well as specialized procedures. Breast and bone health are two key areas as well as conditions pertaining to the reproductive system. Some of the examinations include:
- Breast Biopsy
- Brevera Breast Biopsy
- Stereotactic and Ultrasound Guided
- Breast Cancer Screening
Common Patient Billing Questions
Who can I contact with billing questions?
Magnolia Imaging Associates utilizes Acclaim Radiology Management for their billing services. You can contact them at (800) 318-5578 to address questions about your bill.
Why do I sometimes receive two bills for my procedure?
Occasionally, you may receive two bills for an imaging procedure:
- One bill comes from Magnolia Regional Hospital for providing the equipment and personnel performing the exam. Please call (662) 293-1082 for questions regarding this bill.
- Another bill reimburses the radiologist, the physician interpreting and supervising the exam. Magnolia Imaging Associates utilizes Acclaim Radiology Management for their billing services. You can contact them at (800) 318-5578 to address questions about your bill.
Why am I receiving a bill from a doctor I never saw?
Depending on what exam you underwent, you may have not physically met the radiologist. After your imaging exam was completed, the images were reviewed by a radiologist who issued a formal interpretation regarding the imaging findings. The bill you receive is for this medical interpretation. Occasionally, the radiologist may consult with you personally or contact your physician with findings on your exam.