Learn About Our Exams and the Professionals Who Conduct Them

Find answers to frequently asked questions here.  You can also contact us at 718-428-1500 or [email protected].

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.

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

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.

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

Monday -Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, our Downtown Flushing office is open Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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.

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

You will be told about any special preparation when your examination is scheduled. In addition, you can review preparation instructions here.

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 time frame.

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

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

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

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

As of October 7, 2020, New York State is requiring physicians’ practice settings to post notice, visible to patients, that direct patients to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct’s (“OPMC’s”) website to obtain information about their rights and how to file a complaint regarding professional misconduct. 
This new provision in Section 230 of the Public Health Law also directs the OPMC to post on its website information about patients’ rights and reporting options for professional misconduct, which must specifically address instances of sexual harassment and assault. OPMC’s website informing patients how to file a complaint of professional misconduct is: https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/doctors/conduct/
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