What is an Outpatient Imaging Center?
Imaging centers are facilities dedicated to performing medical imaging services to produce high definition images of bones, tissues, organs, blood vessels, arteries, and the nervous system. Imaging centers often include, but are not limited to, MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays, Mammography, DEXA Bone Scans, PET Scans, Electromyography, and Ultrasounds. Compared to hospitals, outpatient imaging centers have many benefits such as convenience, patient-focused care, advanced technology and being cost effective.
Outpatient imaging centers generally have multiple locations which make them easily accessible. Their focus is imaging which means quick and easy appointment scheduling and minimal wait times.
Outpatient imaging centers are smaller which allows for a more personalized care. Being smaller in size also allows for easier navigation as opposed to a larger, more complex hospital building.
Because outpatient imaging centers are specialized, it allows for highly skilled professionals and advanced technology. This ensures patients get clear and accurate images as quickly as possible.
Hospital imaging can be much pricier than at an outpatient imaging center. Average prices for MRI and CT scans at a hospital can range anywhere from 30-50% higher than at a freestanding imaging center. Therefore, patients who have not yet met their deductible could save a significant amount of their out-of-pocket costs.
Townsen Memorial Hospital is Here For You
At Townsen Memorial, safe, effective, and affordable care is our top priority. Therefore, we strive to provide the best patient experience across all Townsen Memorial affiliated sites. The high-quality care starts at our Emergency Room and carries on through our Imaging Centers, Surgery Centers, and up through our Townsen Memorial Hospital. Our medical sites are located in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas, to provide the best care to patients in and around Harris County. To learn more, visit townsenmemorialhospital.com or call 1-877-494-9487.