UT Health Tyler Radiology offers world-class technology and experience to provide the utmost care for East Texas. We are proud to offer a support area that we call Radiology Prep and Holding, where we’re able to help patients who may not normally be able to tolerate some exams. We help them get through procedures with specialized nursing support.
Our nursing staff has experience in the handling of patients who are going to have imaging procedures, and they are involved in post procedure care as well.
Standing orders by the radiologists can be implemented for patients who require IM/PO sedation.
PET/CT Scan with Axumin (fluciclovine F 18)
Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) injection with a PET/CT scan is an innovative procedure for patients with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels or a history of recurrent prostate cancer. Axumin is an FDA-approved diagnostic imaging agent, also known as a “tracer”, which may help your doctor determine if and where your prostate cancer has returned. Your doctor will be able to reach a diagnosis more quickly by examining crisper and more detailed images of the extent and location of the affected area. UT Health Tyler Radiology is the only place in East Texas to offer the Axumin PET/CT scan and is located on the first floor of the Olympic Tower in Tyler. Check with your urologist or oncologist to see if the Axumin PET/CT scan is right for you.
The patient is assessed by nurses prior to the administering of sedation (or medications). This includes completing the MRI safe screening form, a nursing assessment, making sure any labs that are needed are completed prior to test and starting an IV if necessary. With this service, we provide total care for the sedated patient. We prefer to manage the patient rather than have them self medicate prior to procedures.
Self medication does not always work, can be taken too early (or too late), and it may interfere with the screening forms that need to be completed. If a patient has self medicated before completion, it creates the need for a family member to complete it, and we may not get a history that is as accurate. To ensure patient safety, when we find out that the patient will be self medicating, we take them to RPH. Because we are concerned with patient safety, this will often delay the patient’s procedure time.
Important phone numbers
|Out Patient Radiology Scheduling||903-531-8000, Option 1|
|Mammography Scheduling||903-531-8000, Option 5|
|Request a report or image copies||903-531-8947|
|Diagnostic radiology/x-ray : fax||903-535-6863|
|MRI : fax||903-535-6510|