- Third-party imaging/ultrasound centers can be problematic for patients and physicians for a host of reasons, ranging from delays in reporting to increased costs.
- Mobile ultrasound services can address these solutions by providing in-office ultrasound support that accommodates the individual needs of the patient.
If a patient visits a primary care physician and it’s determined that they need an ultrasound, they will typically be sent to a third-party imaging facility or hospital. Unfortunately, this situation can be problematic for several reasons. On-site mobile medical ultrasound can save physicians, staff and patients time and money, while resulting in better care overall.
Why Traditional Imaging Centers Aren’t Always Ideal
First, because the patient is at the mercy of the schedule of the third-party imaging center, there is often a significant delay in results. Even after the scan is completed, it can take over 24 hours for the results of the test to be delivered to their doctor. Depending on the diagnosis, even the shortest delay can jeopardize the health of a patient. This is a common complication for cases of DVT (blood clots), where a prompt diagnosis is critical to proper care.
Second, the inconvenience of having to go to an additional office and wait for a scan can be a deterrent for a busy person. Time off of work is precious and running from office to office can waste more time than a typical patient has to offer.
Mobile Ultrasounds Offers Solutions
Fortunately, mobile imaging solves these issues effectively and offers additional benefits for both physicians and patients.
Physicians prefer the instant preliminary results that an in-office ultrasound provides, as well as faster delivery of the final report. Typically, we deliver the MD the final report through our secure digital reporting system with unparalleled turnaround times. Compared to the 24 hour delay of third-party imaging centers, we offer a considerably faster service. Furthermore, physicians and patients appreciate that mobile imaging is more flexible with scheduling and that services can easily be rescheduled to meet the needs of the patient.
If need be, we help with diagnosis by referring the patient to a proper vascular doctor or cardiologist. This saves the patient from having to meet with multiple physicians and helps them avoid additional costs. Like physicians, patients appreciate the added convenience of mobile imaging services and prefer physicians that offer mobile imaging services over those that don’t.
SOMOS Diagnostics Is the First Choice For Mobile Ultrasound.