Select the Best Exam for a Patient

Consult the ACR Appropriateness Criteria

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines developed to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition. These guidelines cover over 200 clinical conditions. To search for the best option for your patient, click here.

Schedule an Imaging Exam

Most imaging studies and procedures can be scheduled within five business days, and every attempt is made to find a day and time that is convenient for the patient. Urgent requests are scheduled as quickly as possible, usually within two days. 

An order signed by the requesting provider is required for all exams and should include:

  • MRN or patient name and DOB
  • Type of procedure
  • ICD-9
  • Referring/ordering physician name
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone number

CT- or Ultrasound-Guided Procedure: Urgent/Same Day

To request an urgent CT- or ultrasound-guided procedure, contact the attending radiologist to discuss any procedures that need to be performed within 24 hours. The appropriate attending can be found through Synergy.

If the radiologist approves the procedure, then the signed order should be faxed to (615) 936-0166 or scanned into Star Panel.

CT- or Ultrasound-Guided Procedure: Non-Urgent/First Available

To request a non-urgent CT- or ultrasound-guided procedure, you may call the scheduling office at (615) 343-0420, complete a request form in Star Panel, fax a request to (615) 936-0166, or submit a request through VOOM.

Most requests are sent to the radiologist for approval prior to scheduling. If the procedure is approved, a message is sent to the requesting provider via Star Panel and the patient is contacted to schedule the procedure. If the procedure is denied, the requesting provider is notified of the reason for denial via Star Panel.

To request a diagnostic imaging study, call the radiology scheduling office at (615) 343-2617.

Please have the following information available:

  • MRN or patient name and DOB
  • Name of exam
  • Date/time desired for exam
  • Reason for exam/brief history
  • ICD-9
  • Referring /ordering physician name
  • Clinic name
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone number

The signed order may be faxed to (615) 322-6601, scanned into Star Panel, entered electronically using the radiology order requisition in Star Panel, or submitted through VOOM.

IR Procedure: Urgent/Emergent/Same Day

To request an urgent IR procedure, call  (615) 322-0840 and ask to speak with one of the interventional radiologists to discuss any procedures that need to be performed. If the radiologist approves the procedure, then a signed order should be faxed to (615) 343-1515 or scanned into Star Panel. 

IR Procedure: Non-Urgent/First Available

To request a non-urgent IR procedure, call the scheduling office at (615) 343-0420 or fax an order to (615) 936-0166.

PICC: Urgent/Same Day Add-On

To request an urgent PICC, call the PICC service directly at (615) 322-2772.

PICC: Non-Urgent/First Available 

To request a non-urgent PICC, call the radiology scheduling office at (615) 343-2617.

Please have the following information available:

  • MRN or patient name and DOB
  • Name of exam
  • Date/time desired for exam
  • Reason for exam/brief history
  • ICD-9
  • Referring/ordering physician name
  • Clinic name
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone number

The signed order may be faxed to (615) 322-6601, scanned to Star Panel, entered electronically using the radiology order requisition in Star Panel (describe name/location of Star Panel form), or submitted through VOOM.

Our nurse practitioners perform ultrasound-guided paracentesesthoracenteses, thyroid biopsies, lymph node biopsies and cyst aspirations.

To schedule a procedure with a nurse practitioner, you may call the scheduling office at (615) 343-0420, complete a request form in Star Panel, fax a request to (615) 936-0166, or submit a request through VOOM.

Most requests are reviewed by a radiology nurse practitioner prior to scheduling. If the procedure is approved, a message is sent to the requesting provider via Star Panel and the patient is contacted to schedule the procedure. If the procedure is denied, the requesting provider is notified of the reason for denial via Star Panel.