After a CT or MRI scan is completed, a radiologist interprets the images and creates a report that is sent to the referring provider. Patients will receive the results from their referring provider which provides the opportunity for a discussion about how the results fit into the overall plan of care and also provide next steps. Results are often sent to referring providers within a business day but it can take providers some time to review the results and follow-up with patients as they are often extremely busy.
If you are a patient and would like your results forwarded to another provider, please call 406-237-5525 to request the transfer of your information.
Many providers have access to view images electronically through a PACS system. Big Sky has the ability to push images electronically to many regional and national hospitals as well. We use both eMix and Powershare to securely share images with facilities outside of Billings. If you are with a provider or a facility and need images or medical records, please call 406-237-5525 to make a request.