Frequently Asked Questions
In reviewing the doctor profiles on your advisory panel, I noticed all of your doctors are radiologists and some have fellowships. What is a radiologist and what are these fellowships you reference?
Radiologists are medical doctors (MD’s) who following their education, training, and licensing as physicians, went on for an additional four years of education and training in radiology. Fellowships are an additional one-two year training in a radiology sub-specialty such a neurology, cross-sectional imaging, pediatrics, etc. You will find additional information at the following link:
Our new 64 slice CT scanner uses a combination of iterative imaging processing and dose modulation technologies to minimize your radiation exposure regardless of the type of test you are having. Furthermore, our unit is tested annually by a medical physicist and our CT services are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology. You can trust that between the technology and oversight, we will deliver the least amount of radiation consistent with obtaining the image information necessary to give you a first class scan.
In most cases, your insurance will not pay. Exceptions to this include mammography, bone density (DXA) exams, lung cancer screening, CT coronary calcium scoring, and possibly some other. The best way to determine if a given test is covered is to ask your insurance agent or the insurance carrier directly.
I am training for a half marathon and I plan to get 2-3 body composition scans over the course of a year. I want to track the changes in my body as I exercise more and watch what I eat. Can I get a break on the scan price?
Yes – we sell packets of four body composition scans at a discount from the single scan price.
The short answer is it depends… if your insurance will pay for your services, you will most likely need a referral from your doctor; one exception is screening mammography where you do not need a referring doctor’s order. It is best to check with your insurance carrier to see which screening tests are covered and which you must pay out-of-pocket.
Yes. Simply request this at the time of check-in for your appointment. If you already had your exam, go to the “contact us” section of this website to request your records.
Yes. HFD and Pueblo Radiology are proud of our capacity to accept many patient appointments on short notice. We often can accommodate you the same day or commonly within 24 hours of your request.