Northwest Radiology Network Welcomes Nuclear Medicine and Pediatric Radiologist Dr. Akash Patel

Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Akash Patel, M.D., who is subspecialized in nuclear medicine and pediatric radiology.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Medicine from the Drexel University College of Medicine.

He completed a diagnostic radiology residency followed by an integrated nuclear radiology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he was chief fellow. He also completed a diagnostic pediatric radiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Patel is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

He has contributed to several original papers on topics including lymphangitic carcinomatosis, delayed phase enhanced imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma, early detection of pemetrexed-induced inhibition of thymidylate synthase and alpha-catenin localization and sarcomere self-organization.

Dr. Patel has also contributed to presentations on the dynamic enhancement of malignant pleural mesothelioma on computed tomography (CT) and the value of delayed phase enhanced imaging in malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Dr. Patel joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.

Northwest Radiology Network Welcomes Interventional Radiologist Dr. Richard Sanchez

Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Richard Sanchez, M.D., who is subspecialized in interventional radiology.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in biology from University of Chicago and his Master of Science in molecular biology from University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Sanchez received his Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

He completed a radiology residency at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wis., followed by an interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn.

Dr. Sanchez has served in radiology and administrative roles at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ind., and Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru, Ind.

Dr. Sanchez is certified by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

He joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.

Northwest Radiology Network Welcomes Musculoskeletal Radiologist Dr. Catherine King

Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Catherine Scott King, M.D., who is subspecialized in musculoskeletal radiology.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in sports medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C., Dr. King received her Doctor of Medicine from the Howard University College of Medicine.

She completed a diagnostic radiology residency, where she was chief resident, at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. She also completed an informatics fellowship followed by a musculoskeletal fellowship, where she was chief fellow, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn.

Dr. King is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, Society for Imaging Informatics and Society of Skeletal Radiology.

She has contributed to several presentations on topics including a retrospective analysis of PET/CT scan reports to identify ways to improve patient care; dose reduction in nuclear medicine cardiac myocardial perfusion; the costs and outcomes of percutaneous nephrolithotomy based on percutaneous access; and whether or not MRI is necessary for cervical spine clearance in trauma patients without evidence of fracture.

Dr. King joins one of Indiana’s largest and most experienced staff of physicians specializing in quality high-end imaging services.

Fox 59: 3T Prostate MRI with Dr. Anuj Patel

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer. Prostate MRI plays an important role in diagnosing, staging, monitoring and guiding a biopsy if needed. Northwest Radiology Network’s Dr. Anuj Patel talked with Fox 59’s Ray Cortopassi about the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer along with the prostate MRI. The 3T prostate MRI is  preferred and recommended by our radiologists.

 

Northwest Radiology Network Opens New Outpatient Imaging Center in Fishers

Northwest Radiology Network is proud to announce the opening of its new outpatient imaging center in Fishers.

Located at 14300 E. 138th Street, Building B, Suite C in Fishers, the imaging center offers both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services. The entrance to the suite is at the east end of Med Tech Park, next to Central Indiana Orthopedics and Urology of Indiana.

“We are looking forward to providing imaging care to the growing community of Fishers and surrounding areas,” said Northwest Radiology Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus, CPA, MBA. “Because we value our patients, radiologists and staff members, we are ensuring safety is a top priority by taking extra precautions at the new facility, including handwashing throughout the day, sanitizing all equipment and surfaces in between patient appointments, as well as having all techs and patients wear protective face masks.”

In addition, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles until their appointment time, and they will be texted when it’s time to enter the facility. Online registration is also available to minimize interaction during check-in.

The Fishers outpatient imaging center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both physicians and patients have access to images and results through an online portal.

“We also offer patients flat-rate pricing, which is the ability to see all our pricing before their procedure,” Wilgus said. “Whether you’re insured or not is no problem. There are no hidden fees, and it’s the same price for everyone who walks through our doors.”

Wilgus of Northwest Radiology Elected President of Radiology Business Management Association

Northwest Radiology Network Executive Director and CFO Linda Wilgus, CPA, MBA, has been elected president of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA), an industry-leading organization of more than 2,100 professionals who focus on the business of radiology.

Previously serving as the chair of the RBMA federal affairs committee, Wilgus was named president of the executive council during the election of the 2020-2021 board of directors on Friday, April 24. In 2018, Wilgus received the RBMA Global Achievement Award, recognizing a member’s outstanding time and talent contributions to the association.

Additionally, Wilgus has held other board positions with the Executive Women in Healthcare, Indiana Medical Group Managers Association, Indiana Radiology Business Managers Association and the Cancer Support Community. She has volunteered with Gennesaret Free Clinics and the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study, and she is a 2013 graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Leadership Program.

RBMA is the leading professional organization for radiology business management, offering high-value knowledge and applied business information for its members and the healthcare community as well as helping shape the profession’s future. The association connects members nationwide to valuable information, education and practice-related resources and serves as an authoritative industry voice on behalf of shared member interests.

For more information about RBMA, visit www.rbma.org.

Meet the NWR Team: Patricia

Northwest Radiology would not be successful without the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team! We are proud to have such outstanding team members who not only provide exceptional care to our clients, but who also work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly every day.

Meet Patricia. She has been an important member of the NWR team for 19 years! 

Q. What roles and responsibilities have you had at NWR?

A. In my 19 years at NWR, I have held many different roles.  Some of my favorites have been assisting the x-ray techs in getting their patients ready and processing their x-rays.  I am really enjoying my current roles of assisting the CT and MR techs in obtaining prior records for comparison prior to a patient’s exam, being a “super user” on the computer system and being able to help others solve problems, and starting IVs for contrast exams.

Q. What have you learned through these experiences?

A. Aside from everything I have learned about radiology, learning to start IVs is probably the biggest.  I didn’t think I would want any part of it, but after some encouragement from my coworkers and my family, I gave it a try.  I am really glad I did!

Q. What have been some of the biggest changes and challenges?

A. The biggest change/challenge would have to be the situation with Covid-19.  Our hours have changed and we have been working a block schedule.  However, being able to continue to care for patients during this challenging time is quite rewarding.

Meet the NWR Team: Michelle

Northwest Radiology would not be successful without the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team! We are proud to have such outstanding team members who not only provide exceptional care to our clients, but who also work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly every day.

Meet Michelle. She has been a valued member of the NWR team since 2000!

Q. What is your title and role with NWR?
A. CT Technologist

Q. How has your career path evolved at NWR?
A. I started as a float mammo / x-ray tech at several of our offices before training to be a CT tech at our Fishers office. I have been a full-time CT tech at our 10603 office for several years now.

Q. What do you like most about working at NWR?
A. My favorite things about my job are the patients and my co-workers! I love seeing our repeat patients and working with an amazing group of individuals. I truly love my job and NWR!

Meet the NWR Team: Debbie

Northwest Radiology would not be successful without the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team! We are proud to have such outstanding team members who not only provide exceptional care to our clients, but who also work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly every day.

Meet Debbie. Recently she celebrated her 19th anniversary with NWR! Debbie is a valued member of the accounts receivable team. She enjoys being part of the NWR group and appreciates her friendly co-workers the most. We congratulate and thank Debbie for her 19 years of dedicated service!