Scheduling an Exam - Same Day Scheduling

We've provided these handy tips to make scheduling your patients at Open Air MRI of Cen-La fast and easy and to help you prepare your patients for their Magnetic Resonance Imaging and CT exams.

Minimum information is required to schedule your patients exam:

  • Patients name and phone number.
  • Area of the body to be examined.
  • Diagnosis and pertinent clinical and medical history(i.e. Has the patient had prior surgery?).
  • Referring physician's name, address and phone number.
  • Type of insurance (Open Air MRI of Cen-La will verify your patients' insurance coverage).
  • Personal injury, worker's compensation information, and attorney information (if applicable).
  • Is the patient in severe pain or are they extremely claustrophobic? If so, please provide them with medication so they will be comfortable during the exam.

Important Scheduling Information

  • Our Radiologists are always available for consultation prior to and following patients exams.
  • Financial arrangements made for patients call 318-445-OPEN(8009).
  • Convenient patient scheduling, extended hours and weekends by appointment.
  • 8-hour turnaround time for written reports and films.
  • Representative assigned to your office to provide personalized service.
  • Tours of our facilities may be scheduled.
  • Scheduling information can be faxed to your office.
  • Open Air MRI of Cen-La will accept all PPO plans upon verification of benefits.
  • 30 minutes for STAT reports.

Special Considerations

MRI PATIENTS

Creatine only for patients who:

  • Have been diagnosed with renal disease (also patients with one kidney)
  • 70 years of age or older
  • Patients who are diabetic

CT PATIENTS - We can perform Bun & Creatine labs at Open Air MRI

  • Bun and Creatine only for patients who:
  • Have been diagnosed with renal disease (also patients with one kidney)
  • Have been diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • 50 years of age or older
  • Patients who are diabetic
  • If patient is allergic to iodine

For quick and easy scheduling, please complete the scheduling form for your patient and fax into the center at (318) 445-8845