What Should You Consider When Choosing an Imaging Center?
Jan 30, 2020
You’ve been informed by your healthcare provider that you need an MRI on your knee or perhaps it’s time to schedule your annual screening mammogram. Now what? Choosing the right imaging center is crucial to ensure that you get the best care possible. The freedom to choose where you have your scan is great; however, having a wide variety of different options to choose from is daunting.
Many medical imaging options may look the same on the surface. To ensure that you get the best quality scans possible and have a good experience, here are some key points to consider when deciding on which imaging center is right for you.
The imaging center you choose should be accredited. Check to see if the imaging center you choose is approved by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Additionally, the radiologists and imaging technologists should be registered or be board certified in a particular area of specialization such as MRI or ultrasound. All eight Suburban Imaging locations are accredited by the ACR and our radiologists are board-certified in their areas of sub-specialty.
An imaging facility should use the best technology possible. Suburban Imaging uses state-of-the-art technology. Our radiologists and technologists are trained in the latest advancements in equipment, technology and protocols.
An imaging facility should have equipment that is in approved working order when carrying out scans or other imaging procedures. The imaging equipment at Suburban Imaging is routinely tested and certified by the ACR.
Cost is one of the most relevant points for most people. Find an imaging facility that does not break the bank. Suburban Imaging provides high-quality, low-cost imaging services and can schedule you quickly. Choose a facility that gives a breakdown of all the costs before you go through the procedure to ensure that you are financially prepared.
Ask your healthcare provider to recommend a particular facility. Alternatively, you can talk to a trusted friend or family member who has undergone a scan recently. People who have visited a facility are in a better position to tell you how their experience was and other things you want to know. It is also a reliable way of finding a reputable facility since you get first-hand information.
By following these recommendations, you can be sure to make the best decision on an excellent facility. Your health comes first; therefore, take your time to choose a reputable facility that is best for you and for your imaging procedures.