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!

 

Northwest Radiology Network welcomes Sunah Caroline Kim Dorantes, M.D., as a new body imaging radiologist

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., Dr. Kim received her Doctor of Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

She completed an internal medicine internship followed by a radiology residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Then she completed a body imaging fellowship at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Mass.

Certified by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Kim is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America and American Roentgen Ray Society.

She has contributed to a number of presentations and publications on topics including incorporating formalized radiology curriculum to facilitate population of a Medical Imaging Resource Community (MIRC)-based digital teaching file.

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

Meet the NWR Team: Tyler

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 Tyler. He joined NWR in 2017 and has been a tremendous asset to the team!

Q: What is your title and role with NWR?

A: As NWR’s Credentialing Coordinator, I work with our group’s radiologists to ensure they are eligible to practice with our partner hospitals and facilities, as well as enrollment with third party payers.

Q: How has your career path evolved at NWR? 

A: I have been with NWR now for three years. I began in billing as an AR Representative for select payers before being promoted as a Provider Payer Specialist. After one year in billing in these two roles, I transitioned into my current one as Credentialing Coordinator, where I have been for two years now.

Q: What do you most like about working for NWR? 

A: I have had the opportunity here at NWR to learn several different positions, and each one has come with its own unique challenges and rewards. My co-workers and management have been incredibly supportive, encouraging and patient.