Thursday, June 19, 2014

Weekend hours now available to get radiology, testing done at KU Hospital

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- If your life is just too hectic during the week to get the X-Ray or MRI your doctor ordered for you, you now have the option to get your radiology tests on Saturday or Sunday.

Starting June 21, radiologists at The University of Kansas Hospital will offer MRI, CT scans, ultrasound and X-ray services from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends at the Medical Office Building, on the south side of the hospital at Olathe Boulevard and Cambridge Street in Kansas City, Kansas.

While 24-hour radiology service has always been available to inpatients and emergency patients, this is the first time weekend hours have been offered for outpatient needs.

Dr. Phillip Johnson, chair of radiology, says the changes were made to provide better service to patients and referring physicians, and also to provide a more timely diagnosis.

Dr. Johnson said the service will also assist with the hospital’s network of weekend urgent care clinics.

Since all outpatient radiology processes require insurance pre-certification, it is recommended that you schedule your appointment during the week by called 913-588-6804.