Inside Imaging Newsletter- April 2022

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Meet our Neuroradiologists

Subspecialized and fellowship trained, our neuroradiologists read all imaging related to the brain, head and neck, and spine taken across The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and all four of our outpatient imaging centers: Bethesda, Columbia, Green Spring Station and White Marsh. Learn more about our experts in the neuroradiology division. 

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Ramping Up MRI Capacity at Green Spring Station

Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging at Green Spring Station opened an additional 3T MRI scanner. Appointment availability will be increasing, with convenient online scheduling for select MRI exams possible through MyChart. Our faculty radiologists and technologist leaders continually work to optimize MRI scan times and reduce table time for several exams by fine-tuning protocols and leveraging the latest in software.

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New Patient Info Cards on How to Sign Up for MyChart

Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging has new patient educational cards on how to sign up for a MyChart account. With a MyChart account, patients can choose the date and time of their appointments online. Patients interested in skipping the phone call and making their imaging exams directly online can make use of the new informational cards that explain what MyChart is and how to sign up. To receive these cards to hand out, contact your physician liaison or email [email protected].


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Order Wisely

Vertigo is a common symptom with a variety of causes, including as a medication side effect. Read about the red flags that support imaging and what type of test to order when necessary.



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Ask our medical director, Jenny K. Hoang, M.B.B.S., M.H.S., M.B.A.

Q: Does Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging offer a second opinion interpretation on images taken at non-Johns Hopkins hospitals or imaging sites?  

A: Johns Hopkins radiologists are valued for their expertise and excellence in imaging interpretation and reporting. We recognize that patients with challenging medical problems and diagnostic dilemmas may be referred from other imaging providers. Although we provide a courtesy second opinion interpretation service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview for non-Johns Hopkins studies, providers should be aware that the patient’s insurance or the patient may be billed and that, due to payer policies, we cannot collect on most of these charges. This service should be used judiciously.

Whenever possible, imaging should be performed at Johns Hopkins Radiology/Medical Imaging locations with our specialized protocols, high-quality equipment, and by our expert technologists. Imaging taken from any Johns Hopkins site, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Sibley, Suburban, Howard County General Hospital, and the four outpatient sites at Bethesda, Columbia, Green Spring Station and White Marsh are always available for comparison.