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We are proud to offer residents of our community access to quality
imaging care in a convenient location. When your physician sends you to
us, both of you can rest easy that we will do everything possible to
make your experience as pleasant as possible.
When you come to us, whether it is for a simple x-ray or for an MRI or CT Scan, we are committed to providing you with quality service in a warm and caring atmosphere.
If there is anything we can do to make your experience better, please do not hesitate to let us know.
You are the reason we are here.
We offer fast turnaround with results in as little as 24 hours!
- The only Open MRI in the area
- New CT
- New X-Ray
- Diagnostic Quality MRI Imaging
- Reading by Board Certified MSK Fellow Radiologist, Dr. James Tarter
- We offer affordable pricing, catering to patients with high deductibles and self-pay
- Appointments available (with insurance prior authorization)
- Friendly knowledgeable staff
Things to know before you come to us for your CT or MRI Scan:
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Check with your doctor, but generally, do not ingest anything except water for 6 hours prior to your test.
- Even with an Open MRI, which is less claustrophobic than standard MRI machines, the system makes loud noises as it creates images. We supply earplugs and/or music for patient comfort.
Unlike many centers, our facility offers a single bill for both imaging and physician services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an order from a physician for an
we require an order from a provider’s office. If you need care and don’t
have a provider, contact us. We have resources available to find you
What is precertification or preauthorization?
insurance companies require us to ask permission before we perform an imaging
study. The preauthorization or precertification tells us whether or not
your insurance company will pay for the study. Your provider’s office
will often need to ask for permission first. Once it gets the ok, we will
call the insurance company as well. This happens in the background and
you will not have to worry about it. However, insurance companies can
sometimes take 24-36 hours to give us permission after your provider’s office
has received permission. If you want your study faster, you can always
pay out of pocket. The risk is that your insurance company may not
reimburse you later.
Will I be required to pay a co-pay or
we get a precertification or preauthorization, we will find out how much you
owe at the time of service. In order to keep prices low, we expect full
payment at the time of service. If you are unable to pay, we can schedule
you for another date.
My medical provider says I have to use his/her
office for imaging or that I have to use the hospital that he/she is affiliated
with. Is that true?
is not true. As a patient, you have a choice in where you receive
care. If your provider refuses to give you an order so you can have your
imaging done elsewhere, please contact us and we will get the order directly
from the provider. If your provider refuses to view images from an imaging
center, please contact us. We can get you in touch with a provider who
will have your best interest in mind.
My medical provider says he/she won’t be able to
“see” what they need to “see” if I come to your center.
study we provide is “diagnostic quality” and can be used to make medical
decisions. Ask your provider to be very specific on the order about what
they want to see. Call us and we will tell you if we can meet those
needs. We can also speak with your provider directly if that makes you
more comfortable. We work with many providers in the region to offer the
best for their patients. Our CT and MRI are accredited by the American
College of Radiology (ACR), the same regulatory body that certifies the imaging
equipment in hospitals. For equipment to be certified by the ACR, we are
required to send images to the ACR. The ACR reviews the images for
quality to make sure we can “see” everything we need to “see.” If
after getting a test at our location your provider cannot “see” what they want
to see AND our radiologist cannot provide the information, we will refund all
of your money.
Do you accept my insurance?
We accept most insurances. Please call us and we can help you determine if we accept your specific insurance and how much your out of pocket will be. As low as our rates are, it’s sometimes cheaper for you to pay out of pocket for our services vs. going to a hospital that charges much more.