ICARE Dr. Portal
How do I log on to view my images?
It is easy to view your reports and images
click Doctor Portal icon at the top of the website, then choose
image/report retrieval, then login, or if first time user, create a
login. The site is a highly encrypted secure site and will ask you if
you wish to continue every time you login. While slightly annoying,
this helps us protect your data. Once you have logged in for the first
time, an icon will appear on your desk top as a shortcut to the
radiologist's website's login page. If you have trouble please call
radiologist's technical support line at 701-461-7253.
What happens if my patient is
We are able to accommodate 95% of all
claustrophobic patients. Our facility uses a shorter bore magnet that
is 2 feet shorter that traditional MRIs. We also have natural light
windows in the magnet room that helps the atmosphere seem less
cramped. We use relaxing scents, have relaxing music playing, use fans
to help circulate stagnant air, and have an experienced MRI technician
that will be talking to the patient via microphone during the whole
process. All of these techniques help us calm the anxiety of the
patient. If need be, we can call out for medication, but this is
usually not necessary.
I understand iCare uses a Philips Integra
1.5T closed - short bore MRI unit, what are the
- Much clearer image quality-in general closed systems acquire
clearer images because the field strength is generally much higher
at 1.0-3.0T than open units. For example, most stand up or
positional MRIs only have a 0.6T field strength. Most open MRIs
range from 0.3T - 0.7T. These units are primarily used when the
patient is over 400 pounds and are considered a low to medium field
- Philips Integra uses flexible spinal coils allowing for
flexion/extension views for both the cervical and lumbar spine.
- Philips Integra uses an accessory when imaging the lumbar spine
to create a weight bearing image without losing image quality as in
an open MRI unit.
- Patients over 400 pounds are best suited for an open MRI.