Case Study Of Quinte MRI

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Register to read the introduction… Patients must first receive a referral from their doctor
2. Patients or doctor’s assistant contact the MRI scheduling department to get appointment
3. Receptionist at scheduling department writes the patient’s name and type of procedure on the daily schedule form (8 time slots, each for a one-hour increment)
4. Patients check in with the receptionist upon arrival and wait for the MR technologist to escort them to the MR machine in the magnet room
5. Patients are questioned about possible health risks and if detected, they get sent home
6. Patients are checked for metal components on clothing, if so they are required to change into a hospital gown (additional 4 minutes)
7. Patients receive a brief orientation in the magnet room and lie on a bench of the machine
8. Patients are moved in to the bore where the scanning takes place – VALUE-ADDED
9. Upon completion of the scan, patients are escorted to the front desk or directed to the change room if needed

Process Flow for Technologists
1. Technologist picks up patient from the front desk and escorts him to the MR machine in the magnet room (5 minutes)
2. While escorting the patient, the technologist asks questions to determine whether there are any health reasons that MRI scans cannot be completed on the
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Technologist positions the coil and moves the patient into the MRI tunnel (4 minutes)
6. Technologist obtains the images requested (16.5 minutes on average) VALUE-ADDED
7. While scans are in progress, technologist enters the patient’s information into the hospital information system for data tracking (1 minute)
8. After the MRI scan, the technologist prints the MRI films and removes the patient from the machine VALUE-ADDED
9. Technologist escorts the patient back to the front desk (2 minutes), stopping at the change room if needed (4 minutes)
10. Technologist checks off the patient’s name on the log to confirm completion of the scan
11. Technologist greets the next patient and the flow starts all over again.

Process Flow for Transcription Report
1. The MR technologist prints each sheet of the film from the MRI scan
2. The technologist collects, sorts, labels and then transfers the film to the radiologist’s office on his way to pick up another patient.
3. The radiologist takes approximately 5 minutes to read the film and dictate a diagnosis into a recorder. VALUE-ADDED
4. The dictation is transferred electronically to the transcription department where the report is

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