FAQ

What insurance plans do you accept?

We accept most insurance plans. Some insurance plans require pre-authorization and/or a referral. We will work with your referring physician to obtain these. We will ask for a copy of your insurance card and any referral form that is required by your insurance company when you arrive for your appointment.

Who will perform my exam?

Your examination will be performed by a qualified radiologic technologist (RT) licensed by New York State.

Who will interpret my exam?

Exams performed at Main Street Radiology are read by radiologists according to their sub-specialty.  All radiologists are Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and have academic appointments at Weill Medical School of Cornell University.  Our radiologists routinely lecture at local academic hospitals, including New York Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, and Albert Einstein.

Can you accommodate my busy schedule?

For your convenience we provide extended hours in all four facilities. 

Monday -Friday:  8am to 8pm

Saturday:  8am to 4pm 

In addition our Downtown Flushing office is open Sunday,  8 am to 2pm

Do I need a written request from my doctor to have a radiology procedure?

Yes. We will require a prescription from the referring physician. 

What information do I need to provide, when scheduling an appointment?

You will need to provide your full name and date of birth, type of test and insurance information. Please also have your prescription or physician order available when calling.

What paperwork should I bring with me?

You will be asked to provide photo identification, insurance card and paperwork from the referring physician. 

Do I need any special preparation for my test?

You will be told about any special preparation when your examination is scheduled. In addition you can review preparation instructions on our web page under 'Procedures'.

How long does the examination take? 

An exam may be as quick as a few minutes to several hours, depending on your particular procedure.  The radiology scheduler will provide you with an expected timeframe.

Should I arrive early for my appointment? 

Yes.  Patients should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time unless otherwise directed.  This is to allow for registration before the examination. 

When will my doctor have the results of my exam?

In most cases your doctor will have the results within 24-48 hrs. of you completing the exam. 

Is it possible to send copies of my test results to my other doctors as well?

Yes, upon arrival please provide the additional doctors name and address.

How can I get a copy of my exam images and my report?

Upon request we will be happy to provide a CD of the images and report for your records.