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Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Imaging

On January 1, 2020, Congress imposed new requirements for ordering advanced imaging services (MRI, CT, PET and Nuclear Medicine services) for Medicare beneficiaries.

See our frequently asked questions.

The subspecialized radiologists at Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging provide expert clinical interpretations to assist in the diagnosis and care of your patient. Using the most advanced technology and equipment such as low radiation dose CT, 3T MRI and 3D mammogram, we deliver high-quality imaging tailored to each patient.

Our subspecialty radiologists include:

  • Musculoskeletal radiologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Cross-sectional body radiologists
  • Breast imaging radiologists
  • Pediatric radiologists

Physician Portal

Use the physician portal, iConnect, to access reports and images for your patients online. Download the iConnect tip sheet.

Reach a Radiologist

This is a phone number exclusively for doctor-to-doctor communication. Patients with questions about their radiology report should talk to their doctor or provider who ordered the imaging exam.

Referring providers can now reach a Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging radiologist. The Reach a Radiologist line has dedicated staff assisting with communication. Providers can ask questions about your patient’s report and review report with reading radiologists.

Please have the following information available to expedite the call:

  • MRN & Accession #
  • Patient Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Exam Type
  • Exam Date
  • Questions
  • Return Phone Number to Call

Call 833-399-0445 Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Request a Radiology Exam

You can download an order form and find specific exam preparation on our Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging requisition forms for physicians and providers:

Our staff will contact the patient's insurance company to preauthorize coverage of the exam. View the list of insurance payers accepted by Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging.

Referring provider offices can call 443-997-7237 to schedule an exam on behalf of a patient. The Call Center hours are Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.–noon.

Request an Interventional Radiology procedure

Patients will be scheduled through the Johns Hopkins Interventional Radiology Center to coordinate their care. This is the same IR Center coordinating IR patients across Johns Hopkins Medicine. The IR Center determines which patients are eligible for treatment at Green Spring Station. The IR Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The referring provider will be connected to one of our Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) nurses who will discuss the patient’s history and requested procedure with you. The PCC nurse will determine the most appropriate location for the patient and procedure, and will provide you with an appointment date and time at the end of the call.

Access Images and Reports

A Johns Hopkins radiologist will interpret the images and write a detailed report. Results will be sent directly to your office. Patients will have access to their imaging reports three days after the interpretation is completed.

You can also find reports and images for your patients through iConnect.

For iConnect technical support, please call 410-502-2667.

Contact Our Practice Development Manager

Support and consultation for referring physicians is available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Additional Resources

  • Pre-authorization Services

    For Johns Hopkins Providers

    Please continue to order exams through Epic and call us at 410-502-6611 (option 2).

    For Non-Johns Hopkins Providers

    We ask that non-Johns Hopkins providers fax a written order to 410-367-2325 before calling us at 410-502-6611 (option 2).

  • Pre-medication for Patients with Allergies- Adult Patients
    • 40mg Prednisone tablet(s) by mouth, 24 hours prior to exam time
    • 40mg Prednisone tablet(s) by mouth, 12 hours prior to exam time
    • 40mg Prednisone tablet(s) by mouth, 2 hours prior to exam time

    Note - Prednisone typically comes in 20 mg tablets. The patient may need to take two tablets to attain the 40mg per dose.

  • Pre-medication for Patients with Allergies-Pediatric Patients

    Pediatric Patients

    Suggested pediatric patients (<18 years of age), based on weight:

    40kg or less:

    • Prednisone 0.5 mg/kg by mouth, 24 hours prior exam time
    • Prednisone 0.5 mg/kg by mouth, 12 hours prior exam time
    • Prednisone 0.5 mg/kg by mouth, 2 hours prior exam time

    Greater than 40kg:

    • 40mg Prednisone tablet(s) by mouth, 24 hours prior to exam time
    • 40mg Prednisone tablet(s) by mouth, 12 hours prior to exam time
    • 40mg Prednisone tablet(s) by mouth, 2 hours prior to exam time