Tri-State Medical Imaging Center

For Scheduling: (260) 665-3200

Tri-State Medical Imaging Center
Intertech Medical Plaza
3250 Intertech Drive, Suite D
Angola, Indiana 46703

How to find us:

Outpatient Imaging Services Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

Welcome to Tri-State Medical Imaging Center, your hometown full service outpatient imaging center.

Tri-State Medical Imaging Center is proud to be an integral part of northern Indiana’s health care community. Working closely with physicians, we are able to meet patient needs efficiently and conveniently. We offer a broad range of diagnostic services that include MRI, CT, Ultrasound and X-Ray. Combined with an efficient scheduling procedure and prompt interpretations and reporting, Tri-State Medical Imaging Center works with your physician to provide earlier diagnosis of illness and injury for earlier treatment options.

Radiology services are provided by Fort Wayne Radiology board certified radiologists. Recognized as one of the area’s premiere radiology practices, Fort Wayne Radiology’s 20 radiologists have a combined total of over 210 years of medical education, 260 years of experience, 17 specialties and fellowships and 2 F.A.C.R.’s (Fellow of American College of Radiology). Our on-site professional technologists have years of experience and are specialists in their field. During your exam, the technologist will gladly answer questions and provide you with information and educational materials.

At Tri-State Medical Imaging Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality imaging service. You are important to us. We want you to feel well cared for and encourage you to actively participate in managing your health. We take pride in providing you with the utmost care in imaging and diagnosis. Please feel free to ask our professional staff for further assistance at any time.

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Insurance & Billing Questions

Tri-State Medical Imaging Center accepts many major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. Your insurance card and photo identification will be required at the time of your visit. Our staff will file all insurance claims. If you have a specific question regarding insurance, we will be happy to assist you. Professional billing services are provided by Fort Wayne Radiology. Should you have a question regarding your bill, please call (260) 484-0850 or (800) 758-0292. Billing office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. After hour calls will be returned the next business day.

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What is an MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a significant breakthrough in medical technology. MRI manipulates your body’s own magnetic field to create unsurpassed images without the use of X-ray ionizing radiation and free of complication. These images can diagnose most pathology earlier and better than other imaging modalities aiding in earlier and more precise treatment.

What you should know about "Open" MRI

"Open” MRI is a revolutionary design which features the advantages of an easily accessible permanent magnet. We are setting a standard in patient comfort with our unique extra large opening which allows exceptional airflow and an unparalleled open view around you during your scan. This state-of-the-art technology, combined with our experienced, caring staff, will make you feel much less enclosed and confined, thus minimizing or eliminating anxiety or claustrophobic tendencies. The open design also allows a family or staff member to accompany you during your exam.

Performing exams on infants and frightened children has always presented problems when using conventional MRI systems. But with an Open MRI, pediatric patients can be imaged within the comforting reach of a parent or nurse.

What I can do to prepare myself for the test
  • Any related previous images should be sent to Tri-State Medical Imaging Center prior to the day of your exam.
  • Arrive at Tri-State Medical Imaging Center 15 minutes prior to your appointment for registration.
  • After you arrive your medical history will be reviewed, and the MRI process will be explained at that time.
  • You will be required to read and sign specific MRI forms prior to your procedure.
  • You should advise your technologist if you have any of the following:
    • Aneurysm Clips or Metal Plates
    • Artificial Cardiac Valves
    • Bone or Joint Replacements
    • Metal Fragments from Military or Work
    • Pregnancy
    • Previous Surgery (Brain, Eye, Ear)
    • Patients with cardiac pacemakers or implanted defibrillators cannot be imaged with MRI.

What to expect during the exam

  • You will be asked to wear a gown during your exam.
  • The MRI exam is safe and painless.
  • It is important to not move during the test.
  • You shouldn’t experience any unusual feelings or pain during your MRI scan.
  • You may be required to have an injected contrast-enhancing agent.
  • The average exam lasts about 1 hour.

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What is a CT Scan?

A "CT" or "CAT" scan is the term used to describe a radiologic test known as computerized tomography. The CT scanner is a doughnut-shaped machine that uses advanced x-ray technology to take images of your head or body. CT is able to evaluate pathology inside the body where regular routine X-ray cannot. Because most diseases are better treated when found early, CT scans can help save lives and improve outcomes.

What you should know about CT

The test itself is painless. You will be asked to lie quietly on the CT scanner's "patient couch" during the study. Depending on the type of study being done, you may be injected with, or be asked to drink, contrast material. Many contrast agents contain iodine. Be sure to tell the technologist, nurse or radiologist if you have allergies or have had an allergic reaction to iodine or a contrast agent in the past. CT uses x-rays. Be sure to tell the doctor or technologist if you are, or think you may be, pregnant before preparing for the CT exam.

What I can do to prepare myself for the test

  • No solid food 4 hours prior to your appointment.
  • You will be asked to complete a questionnaire that includes medical history, medications and allergies and insurance information.
  • Arrive for your appointment 30 minutes early.Note: A CT scan of your abdomen or pelvis will normally require that you arrive 1 hour and 15 minutes early.
  • You may be asked to drink contrast one hour prior to the exam.
  • You may be asked to remove metal objects, such as jewelry, and change into an examination gown.

What to expect during the exam

  • You will enter the CT scan room and lie down on the gantry.
  • You may be given a contrast injection. It is normal for contrast to cause a warm sensation.
  • If you begin to itch, are short of breath or experience discomfort, tell your technologist.
  • The technologist is able to communicate with you at all times and will instruct you on breathing techniques.
  • It is important not to move during the test.
  • The entire scanning process normally takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

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What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a method of obtaining images inside the human body through the use of high-frequency sound waves. Ultrasound imaging is based on the same principles as sonar used by ships at sea and anglers with fish detectors. As sound passes through the body, echoes are produced that can be used to identify normal and diseased structures. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image.

Ultrasound is a useful way of examining many of the body’s internal organs including, but not limited to, the heart, liver, gallbladder, spleen pancreas, kidneys and bladder. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs and enable physicians to see blood flow.

Obstetric ultrasound refers to the specialized use of sound waves to visualize and thus determine the conditions of a pregnant woman and her embryo or fetus. Millions of expectant parents have seen the first “picture” of their unborn child with obstetric ultrasound examinations of the uterus and fetus. No ionizing radiation (x-ray) is involved in ultrasound imaging.

Doppler Ultrasound is a special technique used to examine blood flow. Doppler images can help the physician to evaluate arterial and venous anatomy and pathology, i.e. carotid artery stenosis, aortic aneurysms and blood clots in the deep veins.

What I can do to prepare myself for the test
You should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing for your ultrasound exam. Other preparation depends on the type of examination you will have. For some scans, your doctor may instruct you not to eat or drink for as many as 4-6 hours before your appointment. For others, you may be asked to drink up to six glasses of water two hours prior to your exam and avoid urinating so that your bladder is full when the scan begins. You should check with your doctor prior to your exam for special instructions.

What to expect during the exam
You will be asked to lie on an examination table. The technologist will spread a lubricating gel on the area being examined and press a transducer, a small hand-held device, firmly against the skin to obtain images. An immediate image is displayed on a computer monitor which will allow the technologist to watch and move the transducer until the desired images are captured. Most ultrasound examinations are painless, fast and easy. The examination usually takes less than 30 minutes.

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What is an X-Ray?

X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Discovered more than a century ago, x-rays can produce diagnostic images of the human body on film or digitally on a computer screen. X-ray aids in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and is often the first imaging choice appropriately used by your physician. Since ionizing radiation is used and can be harmful to the fetus, please tell the technologist if you are or could be pregnant.

What I can do to prepare myself for the test
There is no special preparation required for most radiographs. You may be asked to wear a loose fitting gown and need to remove jewelry, eyeglasses and any metal objects that could show up on images. Women should always inform their doctor and x-ray technologist if there is any possibility of pregnancy.

What to expect during the exam
You will be positioned on the examination table or in front of a photographic plate so the specified area of the body can be imaged. In some cases, pillows may be used to help you hold the proper position. The technologist will ask you to hold your breath for few seconds while you are being x-rayed. You may also be repositioned so that another view can be imaged.

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Network Providers

Because individual policies vary and some companies require "pre-authorization" you should confirm your coverage before your appointment.

As a service to our patients, Fort Wayne Radiology files all primary and secondary insurance claims. To expedite claims processing, we file a significant number of claims electronically and receive Anthem, Medicare and Medicaid payments electronically. We are participating providers in the following networks:

  • Anthem
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
    • Humana Choice PPO
    • Humana Gold Choice
  • Cigna
  • Diagnostics Plus
  • Encore
  • Indiana Health Network
  • Indiana Medicaid
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Lutheran TRMA
  • Medicare
  • Michigan Medicaid
  • Ohio Medicaid
  • One Call Medical
  • Parkview Health Plan Services
    • Frontpath
    • Goshen Preferred
    • M-Plan
    • Signature Care
  • Physician's Health Plan
  • Sagamore
  • TriCare
  • United Health Care

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