Imaging Services
Imaging/Radiology plays a key role in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring the broadest range of conditions, from injuries to cancers, neurological disorders, and cardiovascular disease.
 

Our medical imaging capabilities are among the most advanced in the Capital Region. Tests are performed by highly skilled technologists, and results are read by board-certified physicians. All CT scans and x-rays are performed using low dose digital technology and software. Because our imaging services are accredited by the American College of Radiology, you can count on us to meet or exceed the highest standards of care.

 

OUR FULL SPECTRUM OF ADVANCED IMAGING SERVICES INCLUDE:

     • MRI: Uses radio waves and a strong magnet to capture remarkable images of internal organs and tissues.

     • CT Scans: Provide clear, highly detailed views of all types of tissues: lungs, bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels. 

     • X-ray Imaging: One of the fastest, easiest ways to check for bone, joint, and spine injuries.

     • Ultrasound: Uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of organs and structures inside the body​.

 

To schedule an appointment:

Call 518-580-2232, and request Malta Med Emergent Care as your designated site.

What to bring with you and how to prepare for your appointment:

  • Bring your photo ID
  • Most current insurance card for any appointment. 
  • MRI
    • A Radiology Technologist will contact you prior to your appointment to review and ask questions about your medical history. Please arrive with loose clothing and without any jewelry or metal. We have a large, semi-open MRI tube to ensure your maximum comfort during your test
  • CT Scan
    • Depending on your test, you may require bloodwork to ensure the contrast administered is safe for your internal organs. We are able to provide this bloodwork on-site at MMEC. You may also require an oral contrast drink that will need to be ingested prior to your test. This will be discussed with you prior to your appointment. 
  • X-Ray Imaging
    • Please wear loose clothing and ensure you are not wearing metal or jewelry. This includes underwire located in many undergarments. 
  • Ultrasound
    • Please refer to the instructions reviewed with you at the time of making your appointment. Certain exams require different preparation. 
  • If you are unsure about any of your preparatory instructions, please call 518-886-5445 to speak with a radiology technician at MMEC.


Easier access to your imaging files

Upon your request, we can provide the results of your imaging scans and share them with your doctors. Download the form to release information HERE.

MEDICAL IMAGING HOURS:

MRI


7:00 am – 5:00 pm  Monday – Friday

No appointment necessary, but recommended because Insurance Authorizations are required.

By appointment 5-9pm July 12, 19, 26, Aug 31

CT Scan 


24 Hours - 7 Days a Week 


No appointment necessary, but recommended because Insurance Authorizations are required.

X-ray


 24 Hours - 7 Days a Week   


No appointment necessary.

Ultrasound


7:00 am – 11:00 pm  Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

No appointment necessary, but recommended.

Imaging FAQs
How much will my co-pay be for radiology imaging?

Your co-pay depends on your insurance and is usually listed on the front of the insurance card. We ask that you call your insurance company prior to arrival to ensure you know the expected amount you’ll be paying for the services rendered.

Is my ordered testing a covered service by my insurance?

Your covered services are dependent on your insurance as well as your diagnosis from your ordering provider. With our scheduled services (ultrasound, MRI, CT scan), you will be provided an estimate of your co-pay or deductible responsibility by the scheduler. For walk-in services and testing, our registrars run your insurance and ordered tests to ensure coverage for that service.

Hours of Operation:

CT Scan24 hours/day, 7 days a week—with valid prescription

X-ray: 24 hours/day, 7 days a week—with valid prescription

MRI: Monday through Friday, 7am-5pm---with valid prescription

By appointment 5-9pm July 12, 19, 26, Aug 31

Ultrasound: Monday through Friday, 7a-11pm, with valid prescription. Saturday and Sunday, 9a-9pm, with valid prescription.

Imaging requires insurance authorization and a scheduled appointment. Please call: 518-580-2232

My specialist requires me to ‘have a disc of images’ for my appointment. How can I obtain one?

A copy of the dictated report of your completed test has been automatically sent to the ordering provider and any other providers specifically requested at the time of your appointment. Please allow 72 hours for transmission of report. If you need a specialist to see your images as well as the dictated report, you have two options.

1. MMEC’s Radiology Department utilizes the same information ‘cloud’ with:

  • OrthoNY (at all locations)
  • St. Peter’s Hospital-Main Campus
  • Ellis Hospital- Main Campus
  • Saratoga Hospital and satellite locations
  • Capital Region Orthopedics--Malta Location

Your image can be ‘pushed’ to these sites without requiring a separate trip to Malta to obtain a physical copy of your information.

2. If not listed as one of the above locations, please come to MMEC to pick up your CD and report. You will be required to sign a consent form to release this information to you. You can access the form here. You can also request your CD ahead of time by emailing mmecmedicalrecords@saratogacare.org. A consent form is required when utilizing this option as well.

How does my provider obtain results?

Your ordering provider will receive the results through fax or via the cloud when the results are read by a radiologist and confirmed.

I had imaging done in Urgent Care. How can I obtain the results?

Please come to Malta Med Emergent Care to pick up your CD and report. You will be required to sign a consent form to release this information to you.

You can fill out the form prior to your arrival and present to the front desk in exchange for your records. You can access the form HERE.

You may request a CD and report ahead of time by emailing Medical Records at mmecmedicalrecords@saratogacare.org.

We ask that you give us 24 hours to create the CD and report.

 

Address
Exit 12 off 1-87 | 6 Medical Park Drive, Malta NY 12020
Phone
(518) 289-2024
Email
MMECOffice@SARATOGACARE.ORG
Hours
Urgent Care Open 24x7 - No Appointment Required
 
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