Imaging

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Our services are available six days a week with expanded hours to make it easy to schedule a time that fits your schedule. Call (402) 609-1800 to make an appointment.

OrthoNebraska Imaging includes:

  • Radiography (X-Ray)
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 

Scheduling Your Appointment

We understand that your time is valuable, and will make every effort to schedule an appointment that accommodates your busy schedule. 

Appointments available: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. Call (402) 609-1800.

Considerations Prior to Your Visit

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete necessary paperwork. Some insurance companies require a preauthorization for imaging exams. Please check with your physician and/or insurance company to verify your benefit coverage.  Wear comfortable clothes without metal trim or snaps/buttons (like sweatpants, shorts and t-shirt). You may be asked to change into shorts or a gown.

Bring with you:

  • a current insurance card
  • driver’s license or photo ID
  • a list of home medications

What will the exam be like?

Radiography (X-Ray)The Radiologic Technologist will position your body to obtain the necessary views. He or she may use pillows or sandbags to help you hold the position. During the x-ray exposure, you must remain still and may be asked to hold your breath to avoid moving and blurring the image. Please plan 15-20 minutes for your x-ray. 

Computer Tomography (CT)CT exams are performed with you lying on a padded table that moves into a donut-like opening. You may be asked to modify your food or medication intake prior to the exam. Please plan 20-30 minutes for your CT exam. Some exams may require an intravenous injection of contrast media and/or oral contrast. If so, please arrive 60 minutes prior to your CT.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)MRI exams are performed with you lying on a table that slides into a tube-like opening. MRI scans are noisy. These sounds are normal and occur while the scanner is operating. You will be provided with headphones and/or earplugs. Please inform your doctor prior to your appointment time if you are claustrophobic or have feelings of anxiety, to discuss alternative methods. 

Before having a MRI, tell the technologist if you have any metal or electronic devices in your body. This includes joint prostheses, artificial heart valves, defibrillators, pacemakers, cochlear implants and any shrapnel or otherwise metallic fragment. You must also remove all metallic objects. Any personal belongings are stored in a secure locker.Some exams may require an intravenous injection of constrast media. Please plan 45-60 minutes for your MRI. 

Your Results

Upon completion of the exam, a radiologist will review and interpret the results. A report will be sent to your doctor, who then explains the results to you. Please call your ordering physician with any questions regarding your results.