Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need a prescription from my doctor for my exam, even if it's for a mammography or an X-ray?
- How long is my prescription good for?
- Can I walk-in for my exam or do I need an appointment?
- I scheduled my appointment online, do I need to call to confirm?
- How do I access my results online?
- How do I find out if I need a pre-authorization or a referral for my exam?
- Who is responsible to obtain the pre-authorization?
- How do I know if my exam will be covered by my insurance? How much will I be responsible for?
- When will I be asked to pay for my co-payment/co-insurance/deductible?
- What forms of payment does University Radiology accept?
- What is a 3D Mammography? How long does it take?
Yes. A prescription from your physician is always required.
University Radiology will accept a script up to 1 calendar year. (Screening Mammography or DXA Scans up to 2 years)
We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, April 12th you no longer need an appointment for your x-ray exam. All outpatient locations that offer x-ray services except our Elizabeth, Freehold and Metuchen offices, now accept x-ray walk-ins for your convenience. You may still reserve your preferred time on-line by selecting https://urg.opendr.com.
If you scheduled your appointment online with University Radiology you will receive an email confirmation that your appointment was successfully scheduled. If you did not receive the email confirmation, please call us at 732-390-0033.
Reports are usually available within 3 days from the time of your exam at https://myhealth.universityradiology.com. New registrations require the patient to stop by one of our offices for identity verification to complete the registration process.
Excluding traditional Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Blue Cross, most insurance carriers require a pre-authorization for CT's, MRI's and other high cost exams. Call your carrier directly to determine if your specific insurance plan requires one.
It is the responsibility of the ordering physician to initiate the pre-authorization with your insurance carrier. Some physician practices will contract with University Radiology or a 3rd party company to handle this process for them.
Everyone's insurance coverage and benefit levels are different depending upon the plan your employer and/or you may have selected. Your insurance carrier should be contacted directly to determine whether your exam will be covered and what amount you may be responsible for.
You will be expected to pay for your out of pocket expense at the time of service.
University Radiology accepts checks, cash and most credit cards.
Three-dimensional mammography (also called digital breast tomosynthesis, digital tomosynthesis, or just tomosynthesis) creates a three-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays. Several low-dose images from different angles around the breast are used to create the 3-D picture. The 3D exam only takes a few seconds longer than the 2D exam for each view.