Scheduling an Appointment
Your doctor's office must call to schedule an appointment for most radiology and nuclear medicine tests. The Ancillary Scheduling Department is responsible for scheduling general radiology exams at University of Missouri Health Care. The Ancillary Scheduling Department is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of holidays.
Basic diagnostic X-ray requests may be hand carried to our first floor OP/ER area at University Hospital any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Radiology staff perform basic diagnostic X-rays on a walk-in basis at University Hospital and appointments aren't required. Basic diagnostic X-rays include a chest X-rays, X-rays of arms or legs, KUB or X-rays of the spine.
This scheduling service handles appointments and pre-registration for CT (computed tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), Ultrasound, GI/GU (gastrointestinal/ genitourinary) and Nuclear Medicine. All scheduling and pre-registration can be completed over the phone by calling (573) 882-1161.
If the patient is a child, and you have concern as to how the child may react or his/her ability to hold still during the exam, please contact a Child Life Therapist at University of Missouri Health Care. The therapist will address your concern and ensure your child's appointment is scheduled appropriately.
A Nurse Coordinator schedules interventional radiiology procedures. The coordinator handles appointments and pre-registration for interventional radiology procedures that include CT guided biopsies and drainages. To contact Interventional Radiology staff, please call (573) 356-1159.
MRI Sedation/Anesthesia Exams
Patients who need an MRI but require sedation or anesthesia in order to complete the exam, must call (573) 884-1666 to schedule an appointment. Specific instructions will be provided to ensure the patient's appointment is scheduled appropriately.
All arthrograms scheduled at University of Missouri Health Care are coordinated by a scheduler located in the Radiology Department. An arthrogram requires an injection into the joint, as specified by your physician, with additional imaging, usually a MRI. To contact Radiology staff about an Arthrogram, please call (573) 884-1666.