How do you make high-tech imaging more patient-friendly? Move it into a spacious outpatient facility with convenient parking, helpful personnel and top-notch doctors. That's exactly what East Jefferson General Hospital did when it opened the East Jefferson Imaging Center (EJIC) in 2009. Located at the I-10 West Service Road and Clearview Parkway, EJIC offers same-day appointments for a full range of radiology services, including high-field open MRI, 64-slice CT, ultrasound and plain films. With rapid report turn around, the images and results are available online through the EJ MD Portal and Compas applications shortly after exam completion in most cases. Study interpretation by the subspecialized, board-certified radiologists of Radiology and Interventional Associates of Metairie (RIAM), who have access to patients' prior imaging studies from the main EJGH campus via PACS, results in high quality reports, designed to answer the clinical questions at hand.
Patients enjoy the friendly, neighborhood atmosphere of the EJIC, as well as the convenience. "Finding parking at the hospital, navigating through the registration process and ending up in the right area can be a daunting prospect for some patients, particularly our senior citizens. EJIC provides access to hospital-quality radiology services, without the inconvenience of parking garages and extended wait times," explains EJIC Medical Director, Dr. Rafael Figueroa. "Our staff aims to provide the best experience possible for the patient and the referring physician. We pride ourselves in being proactive, accessible and accommodating to patient and physician needs." Dr. Figueroa is regularly available at EJIC for patient and physician consultation, and may be reached at (504) 560-9678.
EJIC offers same day appointments for MRI, CT, ultrasound and plain films. Scheduling questions and requests should be directed to Stephen Krobert, Lead Patient Access Representative, at (504) 885-4223. Online scheduling requests now available at www.eastjeffersonimaging.org.
East Jefferson Imaging Center at Clearview
3100 Clearview Parkway
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 885-4223