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Referring Physician Resources

Finding the best radiology care for your patient is as easy as 1-2-3

Diagnostic Radiology

AROP Diagnostic Radiologists are subspecialty-trained to offer the best in diagnostic imaging interpretation in the North Country and Northern Vermont. See the difference by referring your patient today.

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

AROP Vascular & Interventional Radiologists operate a full clinical practice model. Our fellowship-trained VIR physicians provide the full spectrum of VIR services tailored to each patient's individual needs.

 

Diagnostic Radiology Referral

 

1. Order the appropriate imaging study

Example: 

Indication: post-prandial right upper quadrant abdominal pain

Study requested: RUQ Ultrasound

We accept outside referral forms or if you prefer, you can use these standardized outpatient radiology requisition forms

Not sure which study is appropriate for your patient? Please refer to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria for guidance.

2. Obtain prior authorization from the patient's insurance provider

Some studies will require prior authorization, this varies depending on patient's insurance provider

This will ensure timely scheduling of your patient's exam and avoid any delays.

3. Fax the order to 518-314-3890

For all CVPH imaging referrals

This includes the following locations of service:

  • CVPH (Main Hospital)

  • CVPH Diagnostic Center

  • CVPH Open MRI

  • Valcour Imaging

Vascular & Interventional Radiology Referral

 

1. Send VIR referral with patient diagnosis

Example:

"Consult to Interventional Radiology for evaluation of right lower extremity claudication."

Not sure if IR is appropriate for your patient? Please refer to Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Physician's Guide to IR

If you're still not sure, please call 518-562-7500 and ask to speak with one of our expert IR physicians

2. Provide History & Physical (H&P) within 30 days including plan stating that IR referral is needed

Example:

"ASSESSMENT: 62yo hypertensive, diabetic male smoker with progressive right lower extremity pain on ambulation. Noninvasive arterial imaging including PVR/segmental studies and CTA abdomen/pelvis with runoff demonstrate significant peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

PLAN: Refer to IR for evaluation and treatment of suspected symptomatic PAD"

3. Forward relevant imaging for review

Example:

  1. For prior imaging obtained at CVPH, no additional work is needed.

  2. For prior imaging obtained at an outside institution, please forward imaging and report. Contact Ashlie Raudenbush for instructions.

VIR Clinical Coordinator:

Ashlie Raudenbush

Radiology Support Specialist II

Interventional Radiology

Ph: (518) 314-3596

Fax: (518) 562-7994

Email: araudenbush@cvph.org