Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs
CT Scan FAQs
Breast Biopsy FAQs
Breast MRI FAQs
Breast Ultrasound FAQs
Digital Mammography FAQs

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

Most procedures at Advanced Medical Imaging are performed under doctor’s orders, so a written referral from your physician is usually required.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. In order to efficiently utilize personnel and equipment, all procedures at Advanced Medical Imaging are performed by appointment. We do our best to schedule appointments the same day or the day after your doctor orders a procedure and try to make your visit as convenient as possible. Simple procedures can be performed on a walk-in basis if you have a written order for the procedure from your doctor. Call (406) 414-5201 for an appointment.

Is my procedure covered by insurance?

Most health plans in this area contract with Advanced Medical Imaging so your paperwork is kept at a minimum. For other insurance plans, we will, as a courtesy, help you file a claim or file it for you.

What should I bring with me?

In addition to written orders from your doctor, please bring identification and your insurance card. A list of all medications you take and any allergies you have is also helpful, but not always necessary.

Do I need any special preparation?

Your doctor probably provided a list of special instructions or preparation when ordering the procedure. If you are uncertain about what you should do, please contact your doctor, visit, or call Advanced Medical Imaging at (406) 414-5201.

Can I get an MRI if I have claustrophobia?

In the past, people with claustrophobia have sometimes been uncomfortable while in the “tube” of an MRI scanner. The “bore” in modern scanners is both bigger around a shorter, so this is less of a problem.

Are your doctors and technicians specially trained?

All personnel at Advanced Medical Imaging meet or exceed all local, state, and national requirements and guidelines for registrations, certification, and credentialing. Our radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiology and some are board certified in sub-specialties as well. Our technicians are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and are skillful with all our equipment and technology. No other facility in this area can match our level of training, certification, or expertise at any level.

What happens after my procedure?

A radiologist will analyze and interpret the images and prepare a report for your doctor. The report is then sent directly to your physician, who will share the results with you.