You gave a lot of thought to selecting the primary care physician, dentist, and other healthcare professionals who care for your family. You should use the same careful consideration when choosing a diagnostic imaging center. If you live in the Rockwall area, you’re fortunate that one of your options is Hunt Regional Open Imaging and Dr. Daniel Dow. At HROI you’ll have access to the latest equipment, training, and technology to ensure you’re not only receiving the best quality imaging but that those services are delivered in the safest, most comfortable, patient-centric manner available.
There is no need to drive across the lake to find excellent quality imaging technology including 3T MRI, 64-slice Low Dose CT, and digital X-ray. “Our policies and protocols are designed to provide excellent diagnostic images while focusing on reducing radiation exposure,” says Board-Certified Radiologist Daniel Dow, MD. “Our Siemens Magnetom Verio provides clinical and operational advantages to not only patients but also their referring physicians. With the Verio’s 70-cm open bore design, HROI can improve positioning, enhance patient comfort, and decrease imaging time.” Less padding and lightweight coils allow more space for patients of various shapes and sizes (up to 550 pounds). Cutting-edge 3T technology offers a unique motion correction feature, which improves image quality and reduces examination scan time.
64-slice CT Scans
The successful diagnosis and treatment of patients is largely determined by innovative technologies. The Siemens Perspective 64-slice CT scanner provides you with low-dose CT exams, a benefit for all pediatric patients as well as patients getting multiple exams. The Perspective 64 is also excellent for radiological assessment in oncology to reliably find a tumor, measure it, and identify metastases. Scans are painless with a remarkably fast image acquisition. “The new MRI and CT scanners both offer superior image quality and improved diagnostic capabilities for every patient,” Dr. Dow says.
With advanced digital X-ray, dense tissues in the body—such as bones—appear white on an X-ray picture, while less dense tissues—such as muscles and organs—appear in shades of gray. A detector processes and records images digitally, which can then be viewed on screen and saved immediately on a computer system. Dr. Dow or another HROI staff radiologist is then able to interpret your exam and forward the results of your digital X-ray directly to the healthcare provider who ordered them. Digital X-rays mean shorter exam times with decreased radiation exposure. Because the technologist doesn’t have to process film and can see the results immediately, X-rays require fewer retakes and delays.
MRI and CT Arthrograms
Hunt Regional Open Imaging also provides MRI and CT arthrograms, which improve the diagnostic capabilities of MRI and CT in evaluating musculoskeletal joints and determining the etiologies of joint pain. Dr. Dow and the staff radiologists inject contrast dye into the joint, utilizing image guidance, and then an MRI or CT is performed to examine the joint. “Arthrograms increase the ability of MRI and CT to detect rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder and labral tears of the hip as well as other internal derangements of the joints,” Dr. Dow says. MRI arthrograms may be performed on numerous joints including the shoulder, hip, elbow, and knee.
Easy Access to Images
Hunt Regional Open Imaging also offers online viewing capabilities so your referring physicians can easily view your images and reports anytime and anywhere. Physicians can access images and reports instantly using Web-enabled devices including their smart phones. Providing this technology is just one more way Hunt Regional Open Imaging seeks to bring value to its patients.
Hunt Regional Open Imaging of Rockwall enjoys a great relationship with the healthcare community. Physicians can make recommendations for medical imaging based on insurance or location, but ultimately patients always have a choice. “Our mission is to offer exceptional care, which we are able to accomplish with advanced technology, on-site board-certified radiologists, and registered technologists,” Dr. Dow says. “We meet the needs of our patients and referring physicians by providing fast, accurate, and highly detailed results.”
So why choose Hunt Regional Open Imaging for your imaging needs? “Commitment to technological innovation and compassionate patient care has always been our priority,” Dr. Dow says. “From scheduling your exam to receiving your results, our staff will guide you through the process while maintaining a professional and responsive relationship with the referring physician.”
As an added convenience, the flexibility of same-day imaging and same-day results is one of the many reasons Hunt Regional Open Imaging is the outpatient center of choice for patients and referring physicians. While appointments are available if you need an MRI, feel free to walk in for a CT scan or digital X-ray. Ultrasounds (general, obstetrical, or vascular) are also walk-in but can be scheduled at your convenience. Bring your insurance pre-authorization with you, if required. Most insurance and credit cards are accepted and payment plans are available.
Meet Dr. Dow
Dr. Daniel M. Dow was born in 1972 in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Dow received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with honors. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He received his medical degree in 1999. Dr. Dow completed his internship in 2000 and his diagnostic radiology residency in 2004 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. He received his certification by the American Board of Radiology in 2004. Dr. Dow joined Red River Valley Radiology Associates in July 2004 and joined Open Imaging of Rockwall in November 2005. He is married and has three children.
Hunt Regional Open Imaging of Rockwall is happy to offer:
- 3T MRI
- 64-slice CT scans
- general, obstetrical and vascular ultrasounds
- digital X-ray
- low-dose CT screening for lung cancer
- Mobile Coach mammogram screening (select dates)
- lower exam costs than most hospital-based facilities
- convenient hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon (non-contrast only, no ultrasounds)
Daniel Dow, MD
909 Rockwall Parkway
Rockwall, Texas 75032
Text: Meredith Knight
Photos: Marcie Florance