Do I need an appointment for my
need an appointment for both Ultrasound and Mammography. Please call our
scheduling office at (717) 270-7732 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Do I need to pre
register for my exam?
Yes, please call the Good Samaritan Patient Access
Center at (717) 270-7991 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or
from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Do I need to bring
anything along to my appointment?
Yes, you will need to bring the order
from your physician, your insurance information.
May I take my medication
before the exam?
Yes. It is advised that you take your
prescribed medication, as directed by your doctor, on the day of your exam with
a minimal amount of water necessary, however if your medication requires food or
liquids other than water this may interfere with the study and you should
consult your physician or the radiology department for instructions.
Is there any preparation
required for my exam?
The preparation for your exams depends
on the type of study your physician ordered. Please ask your physician for
preparation instructions and ALWAYS tell the technologist if you could be
pregnant. Mammography and Ultrasound will usually require some form of
Will my physician get my
requested. Your physician will get a report sent to him/her immediately upon
finalization by the radiologist.
What will I wear for my
Depending on the scan you are having
you may be asked to change into a patient gown.
Where else can I have my testing
Details about our other sites, Helen Drive, Palmyra,
Myerstown and Jonestown are listed on this website or click
here for more info.
Private parking off
Walnut Stree at the GSH Women's Imaging Center
Why is a full bladder
needed for gynecological and obstetrical sonograms?
A full bladder is necessary to see
structures within the pelvis. The uterus and ovaries sit underneath the bladder.
A full bladder allows us to "look through" the bladder and see those
members permitted into the exam room during an obstetrical scan?
During obstetrical sonograms, the
number of family members may have to be limited during the exam. This is a
medical procedure and the sonographer will need to concentrate on the test being
Private parking off Walnut Stree at the GSH Women's Imaging
How long does the test
mammograms will take between 20 to 30 minutes.
Is there any preparation
prior to my Mammogram?
Yes, do not apply any perfume, powder
or deodorant the day of your appointment. If you had prior mammograms at a
facility other than Good Samaritan please make arrangements to have those films sent or
bring them with you to your exam.
How will I know the results of my
will receive a letter within a week of your appointment. You will also receive a
reminder letter when your next mammogram is due.