Whether you are extremely claustrophobic or in too much pain to be positioned properly for your study, we make certain that you NEVER have to compromise image quality for comfort.
We employ a full time RN and Nurse Anesthetist to provide sedation for your MRI or Interventional Procedure. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care of any imaging center in the Northwest. Unlike any other outpatient imaging center, we offer a full array of individualized sedation options for any patient with Claustrophobia, anxiety and pain. Let our expert medical staff help you decide which one is right for you.
- Don’t jeopardize image quality with Open Architecture MRI
- Increase image quality while decreasing anxiety
- Avoid expensive repeat procedures
General Anesthesia Services are provided by expert anesthesiologists of OAG (Oregon Anesthesiology Group).
Scott Callahan, a graduate of Indiana School of Nursing, had been a critical care and emergency nurse for 15 years before joining Siker Medical Imaging. He is a certified registered flight nurse, and spent 4 years with Life Flight, the region’s largest critical care transport service. In addition, he spent a number of years in the ER and ICU of Legacy Emanuel Hospital, serving on their critical response team also. His extensive experience and knowledge of emergency medicine help him manage critical care scenarios.
Since joining Siker Medical Imaging in 2009, Scott has excelled in managing sedation for patients during MRI and pain intervention procedures. For many patients, MRI can be a difficult exam to complete due to claustrophobia, pain and discomfort. With the Scott’s help, over 1,800 patients have been able to successfully complete their exams safely and comfortably.
Dr. Finley is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who directs our Anesthesia group at Siker Medical Imaging. A graduate from Emory University Medical School, Dr. Finley completed her residency at the University of Washington Medical Center and has specialized in high risk pediatric anesthesia cases as well as trauma anesthesia during her past 9 years at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. A mother herself, Dr. Finley knows what it takes to get a scared child through the imaging process, as well as those adults that have difficulties with claustrophobia.
Dr. Walker is board certified in anesthesiology and practices with Oregon Anesthesiology Group at Legacy Emanuel Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of California at San Diego and completed his internship at Harvard University Cambridge Medical Center. Returning to the west coast, he completed both his residency and fellowships in general anesthesia and obstetrical anesthesia at Stanford University.
ORAL SEDATION (click here to learn more)
CONSCIOUS SEDATION (click here to learn more)
GENERAL ANESTHESIA (click here to learn more)
Note that all sedation patients must have a designated driver that must sign our discharge and release form prior to the sedation process.