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Many diagnoses and treatments rely on the quality of an imaging exam. Imaging services are key resources in confirming a medical condition, surgical and radiation planning, and evaluation of treatment methods. For these reasons, it is important you choose an imaging center with the technology, dedication and staff professionalism to provide you and your physician with high-quality imaging. At Baylor Dallas, we strive to provide exactly that. When you come to a Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center and the radiology department at Baylor Dallas, you choose excellence in all of these areas.
Our diagnostic imaging centers offer advanced technology in many modalities:
3 and 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners offer high field strength magnets, producing images with more detail and clarity than open-field MRI scanners. The 3T MAGNETOM Skyra MRI at the Advanced Imaging Center also accommodates individuals up to 550 pounds and is more spacious for patients with claustrophobia or anxiety.
32-slice and 16-slice GE Lightspeed CT scanner takes detailed, two dimensional pictures for general body, neuro, and orthopedic conditions. The CT Lightspeed XTRA WIDE BORE scanner located at the Advanced Imaging Center accommodates individuals up to 650 lbs and is more spacious for patients with claustrophobia or anxiety. Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Junius also offers PET/CT for the detection of physiological conditions layered with the body's anatomical composition.
Minimally invasive procedures with the guidance of X-ray, MRI and CT imaging allow for a shorter hospital stay, less pain and a faster recovery period.
Radiologists and technologists on staff at Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Centers are all licensed and certified for specific areas of expertise. With a unified goal to provide you very good service, our team is dedicated to making your experience smooth and to providing the best possible imaging outcomes for your diagnosis and treatment. Our imaging staff includes more than 50 radiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas who have subspecialty training in areas of:
Benefits of subspecialty trained radiologists include: radiologist's ability to advise best practices prior to the imaging exam, accurate and thorough readings, advantage of subspecialty knowledge for reading and any follow up concerns. Each of our diagnostic imaging centers' radiology and medical imaging staff also have dedicated licensures and credentials for their specialties.
We know how large of a role radiology tests can play in diagnosis and treatment plans, and that because of this you may be nervous or anxious about your imaging results. For your sake and for the betterment of your health, we treat you with dignity and compassion during your imaging appointment.
In addition, we are dedicated to maintaining our facilities and equipment so that we can provide you with quality care. Each Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology as having met the highest standards for personnel qualifications, image quality, equipment performance, safety standards, quality assurance and quality control. These accreditation's span across modalities and services, including sonography, MRI, CT, X-ray and digital fluoroscopy. Baylor Dallas is also recognized by the the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certified nuclear medicine technologists.
Patient safety is a vital part of the vision of Baylor Health Care System. At Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Centers, we make it our top priority to continuously monitor our imaging processes to align with appropriate radiation safety measures. In particular, we have reduced the amount of CT contrast given to patients by up to 25 percent by creating personalized protocols for each patient referred for a CT exam. This attention to detail extends to all imaging modalities performed at our centers to minimize our patients' exposure to radiation while continuing to provide the best possible quality imaging.
We know that tests can be a hassle, so we've done everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you. Convenient options for you include:
We want to always provide your with very good patient care and make it our priority to be responsive to your needs. We appreciate your feedback about our services and are happy to share what our patients said our their experiences with us.
In 2011 patient reviews and surveys from Press Ganey*, Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Junius, Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at North Dallas, and the Advanced Imaging Center received an overall ranking of 95 in the DFW area. 95.6% of patients also said they have a likelihood of recommending these facilities for radiology services. Some patient comments about our services are:
"Excellence service! This was my first MRI and the radiologist was very pleasant and eased my nerves." - Comment about Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Junius
"The technician that helped me not only used my name correctly, but remembered I had two sons of whom she asked about. Very nice!! Felt like a person, not a number. Hooray!" - Comment about Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at North Dallas
"They made sure we got reports quickly for upcoming surgery. They spent extra time communicating with [my] doctor to confirm what was need as we were preparing for an experimental procedure." - Comment about the Advanced Imaging Center
Thank you for choosing Baylor Dallas for your imaging needs.
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