Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free influenza vaccinations are now available to medical staff, including private physicians, in Employee Health Service (EHS) located in SSB-200. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Flu shot clinics are planned this month for ...

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Medication Shortage Update

Pharmacy Focus

Ascorbic Acid 500mg/ml 50ml injection vials ...

Furosemide, Bumetanide, Torsemide ...

Epinephrine 0.1mg/ml 10ml syringes ... 

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Printing Patient Results

Web/VS Tip of the Week

When you need to print patient results, use the "Print" icon at the right end of the silver banner across the top of the page.

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Meetings and Events

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception
Oct. 19

"Divination and DNA: The Hazard, but Inevitability, of 'Divination' in Our New Genomics"
Oct. 20

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity
Oct. 22

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Urgent but Routine After-Hours Imaging Studies

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center offers walk-in slots for urgent, but routine imaging studies after normal business hours.

If an urgent, but routine outpatient imaging study is needed after scheduling closes at 6 p.m., you can still request it until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 7 p.m. on Saturday.


To request a study after hours, please call (310) 423-8000 and press 1 for scheduling. If authorization is obtained (for PPO patients), then a study can be performed on a walk-in basis. PPO authorization is usually not required for ultrasound, vascular ultrasound and X-ray. 

Please fax the written order to our Command Center, at (310) 423-1516 or have the patient bring the written order and present it at the time of registration. If the fax or original written order is not received, the test cannot be performed.


A patient must arrive at the center by 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and before 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. After these times, outpatient registration is closed and the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center doors are locked.

Which studies?

The following routine, outpatient walk-in studies can be performed on an urgent basis:

  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • X-ray

This service does not include mammography, nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology or interventional radiology.

If an outpatient requires an imaging scan after hours and it is a medical emergency, the patient should be directed to the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department.