How Do SJRA’s Imaging Centers Accommodate People With Physical Disabilities?
Navigating the world of medical imaging can be a challenge for individuals with physical disabilities, but South Jersey Radiology is rising to the occasion with remarkable accommodations. There are several ways in which we are supporting people with physical disabilities during medical imaging appointments. From accessible centers and equipment to the presence of dedicated staff, the emphasis on patient-first care is at the front of their mission, ensuring that every patient's unique needs are not only met but exceeded.
Accessibility and Ease of Entry to Our Imaging Centers
At South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA), accessibility is not just a concept; it's a fundamental aspect of our approach toward compassionate care. The ease of entry is important, ensuring that patients, regardless of their physical abilities, can navigate our centers comfortably. From spacious parking and well-designed ramps to automatic doors and a welcoming atmosphere, we prioritize accessibility to guarantee all visitors a seamless and stress-free experience.
SJRA’s centers prioritize accessibility to ensure all patients have a seamless experience. We offer ramps and automated doors with handicap buttons, making entry effortless for those with mobility challenges. Handicapped parking spaces, conveniently located near the entrances, further enhance accessibility, allowing patients with physical disabilities to access the studies they need with ease and confidence. These accommodations reflect the commitment of South Jersey Radiology centers to providing inclusive and patient-centric care.
Accommodations Inside Our Imaging Centers
Our imaging centers hope to lead the way in providing accommodations that prioritize the comfort and convenience of all patients. From accessible restrooms to the design of waiting rooms with ample space for individuals using wheelchairs or walkers, the focus on inclusivity underscores their dedication to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, can access important diagnostic and advanced imaging studies in an environment that respects their unique needs.
Accessibility is a top priority at South Jersey Radiology, and we go to great lengths to ensure a comfortable experience for all patients. Our center includes accessible restrooms to support diverse needs. Waiting areas are designed with ample space, allowing individuals using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids to move freely and comfortably. These accommodations ensure that every patient, regardless of their physical abilities, can remain comfortable as they wait for their appointment.
Imaging Equipment and Studies
In today's world, technological advancements have made it possible for imaging centers like South Jersey Radiology Associates to offer innovative solutions that deliver accurate results based on all patients' unique needs. This means not only providing accessible equipment and centers but also trained and empathetic staff who are well-versed in assisting individuals with physical disabilities to ensure they receive a quick, comfortable experience throughout their appointment.
Accessibility and patient comfort are priorities that go way beyond the design of our centers but include providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and specialized accommodations. Wide-bore MRI machines, available at multiple locations, can comfortably accommodate bariatric patients up to 550 pounds or those who experience claustrophobia. These MRI machines are approximately 10 cm (about 4 inches) wider than traditional ones, ensuring a more relaxed experience. Some centers offer MRI machines suitable for patients with metal implants, and select offices provide the option of oral/IV sedation for those who are particularly nervous or stressed, subject to approval by their referring physician.
The following centers offer access to a 1.5T wide bore MRI:
The following centers offer access to a 3T wide bore MRI:
Moreover, our CT scans are designed with patient comfort in mind, featuring an open-back design that can accommodate individuals of varying weights and heights. With 128 slice scanners, these centers not only offer faster scan times but also the ability to perform gated studies, which are crucial for specific cardiac protocols. The commitment to advanced technology and thoughtful accommodations ensures that patients receive the highest level of care, regardless of their unique medical needs or physical conditions.
The following centers offer access to a 128-slice CT:
Staff Assistance and Specialized Training
Ensuring a positive and comfortable experience for all patients is a top priority at South Jersey Radiology. When it comes to individuals with physical disabilities, we go above and beyond to provide specialized staff assistance. From accommodating mobility challenges to offering personalized support, we hope our commitment to accessibility creates a welcoming environment for everyone, making imaging appointments a stress-free experience for those with physical disabilities.
At each imaging center location, personalized support is always available. Trained and empathetic staff are ready to assist patients throughout their journey. From the moment a patient arrives, these professionals offer guidance and reassurance, ensuring a clear understanding of the study and any required preparations.
During the imaging process, staff members maintain open lines of communication, addressing patient concerns and providing encouragement to alleviate anxiety. For those with physical disabilities or unique needs, our centers go the extra mile, offering assistance with mobility, positioning, or any other requirement to guarantee a comfortable and successful imaging experience. This unwavering commitment to personalized support ensures that every patient feels cared for and at ease during their visit.
Communication and Support
At South Jersey Radiology Associates, effective communication with patients with physical disabilities looks like providing results in accessible formats, using assistive technology, and offering in-person consultations with trained staff to ensure a clear and comprehensive understanding of their diagnostic imaging outcomes. From accessible facilities to specialized equipment and compassionate staff, SJRA’s dedication to providing top-notch diagnostic services for all is truly commendable.
Our staff is dedicated to effective communication with patients with disabilities throughout their imaging journey. Prior to their appointment, you will receive comprehensive information about what to expect before, during, and after your appointment. Throughout the study, staff members maintain open and empathetic communication with patients, addressing their specific needs and concerns, and providing any necessary assistance.
After the appointment, our staff continues to engage with patients, ensuring that they receive their imaging results in accessible formats and offering support for any follow-up queries or concerns. To request further assistance, patients are encouraged to reach out to our dedicated team, who can provide information and coordinate any additional support required to ensure a positive experience.
How to Schedule an Appointment with Us
Our goal is to offer you and your doctor the most informative results possible, and we make it easy for you to get an appointment.
With numerous locations across South Jersey, you’ll find us conveniently located near major highways and bridges in the region.
We’ll ensure the entire scheduling process is as effortless as possible for you. Above all, we are here to help you.
Reach out to us at any of the following locations to book an appointment:
- Cherry Hill Office – Cherry Hill, NJ
- Haddonfield Office – Haddonfield, NJ
- Greentree Office – Marlton, NJ
- Route 73 Office – Voorhees Township, NJ
- Turnersville Office – Turnersville, NJ
- Voorhees Office – Voorhees Township, NJ
- Washington Township Office – Sewell, NJ
- West Deptford Office – West Deptford, NJ
- Women's Center at Cross Keys – Sewell, NJ
- Women's Center at Voorhees – Voorhees Township, NJ
- Women's Center at Virtua – Voorhees Township, NJ
Learn more about the board-certified, subspecialized radiologists who read, analyze, and interpret the findings here at SJRA.
SJRA ensures easy access by incorporating features like ramps, low-slope pathways, and minimal barriers at all of its centers.
Dedicated handicap parking spaces are conveniently located near the entrances at all SJRA locations.
Yes, SJRA's locations are equipped with ramps and automated doors to facilitate easy entry and exit for individuals with disabilities.
The waiting areas at SJRA centers are designed with ample space, comfortable seating, and accessibility features to accommodate people with physical disabilities.
Each SJRA location offers accessible restrooms that are compliant with ADA standards to ensure ease of use for individuals with disabilities.
The MRI and CT scan machines at SJRA are equipped with features such as adjustable tables and open designs to accommodate patients with physical disabilities.
The following centers have wide-bore MRI machines that can accommodate bariatric patients: Washington Township/Sewell, Turnersville, Voorhees, and Route 73.
SJRA staff undergo specialized training to understand and effectively assist individuals with physical disabilities during their visit.
SJRA ensures clear communication with patients through accessible digital platforms, in-person assistance, and personalized follow-up after appointments.