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PATIENTS' STORIES

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“My wife and I were particularly impressed because this was a big improvement for this hospital over past years.”
— Denis F., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, March 2017

“Everyone provided superior, outstanding quality service. My husband and I both visited the Same Day Surgery Department and we both agree that the services were great.”
— Najlasia A., Meadowlands Hospital Ambulatory Services Patient, March 2017

“Registration clerk was very efficient and nursing staff was extremely courteous. I was in major pain from a kidney stone. Quick check in, scan, diagnosis and pain relief. Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital did great.”
— Bob S., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, March 2017

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Interventional Radiology

These complex procedures must be coordinated directly by the technical/medical staff. Our clerical staff will take pertinent information and arrange a callback to the ordering physician’s office.

Typical information needed includes
  • Patients full name, birth date and phone number
  • Ordering doctors name and phone number
  • Diagnosis
Angiograms (ordered to check blood flow through the body)
Brief explanation of exam: An angiogram is an examination of blood vessels that have been injected with contrast, usually through a catheter inserted into the groin.
Arrival Time
You must arrive to Radiology 30 minutes before appointment time. Be sure to sign in at clipboard if no one is at the front counter.
Transportation
Patients who need transportation, arrangements will be provided. You cannot drive yourself home after the exam.
Length of Stay

Your stay will be approximately 7 hours: 1 hour for the exam, 6 hours for recovery.

Medicine

If you take blood pressure medication, follow the dosage protocol on the prescription.

Fasting Requirement
  • NPO after midnight the previous evening.
  • Same-day stay will provide food following the exam.
Blood Work
  • You need to have had recent blood work, PT/PTT, and INR for this exam.
  • If you are on blood thinner, you need to stop accordingly:
    Coumadin – 4 days
    Heparin – 24 hours
    Aspirin – 3 days
    Plavix – 3 days
    Any medication not listed, check with technologist.