About ALMH Diagnostic Imaging
A PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) is digital technology that allows ALMH to capture images digitally for enhanced viewing, manipulation and transmission. Images are sent to a physician office within minutes of the exam completion.
Your physician's office will contact us in the event that you need a radiology test, and we will provide them an appointment time. They will send the written order (like a prescription) to us for the test, or ask you to hand deliver it to your appointment. If you need to contact our scheduling department for any information, or if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call us at 732-2161 ext. 55108 Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm.
Preparation for Exams
Each diagnostic imaging exam is different. Some require a fair amount of preparation. Others require none at all. Please visit additional pages of this website to learn about the specific requirements of your exam.
On occasion, you may be asked by your physician to bring copies of your exam to your office visit. If you know about this at the time of your exam and your office visit is immediately after the exam, please mention this to either the Radiology office staff or the Technologist.
If your appointment with your physician is on another day, please call us at least 48 hours in advance at 217-732-2161 ext. 55275. We will ask you to sign an authorization to release your exams. Exam images will be provided free of charge on films or a CD, depending on your physician's preference. If your images need to be returned to us, we will inform you at the time of pick up.
If you are given a CD of your images, your physician's office may keep the CD for their files. The CD does not need to be returned to the Radiology department.
Reports or results of Radiology exams are provided to the ordering physician, as that individual knows best as to how to interpret that Radiology report in the context of your symptoms or condition. If for any reason, you need a copy of your Radiology report, please contact our Medical Records Department at 217-732-2161 ext. 55570.