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Brain Imaging Studies


SME: Medical Director
Last Review Date: 2/17/09

The Medical Director must approve all requests for Brain Imaging Studies

Testing available

Diagnostic testing is available to patients at UTHCPC. The physician determines which tests the patient needs and then initiates a relevant physician's order following the above approval.

Brain imaging

Upon requests for various brain imaging scan (CT, MR, SPECT), the following forms must be completed:

Brain Imaging Request form.


This table describes the process of requesting the nuclear test:




The attending physician and unit nurse complete the required forms.


The unit staff forwards the request to the Medical Director.


The Medical Director approves/disapproves, based on documented medical necessity, and the form is returned to the unit.

Related standard

The Joint Commission : Medical Staff , Provision of Care, Leadership

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