The Role of Diagnostic Imaging Centers During COVID-19

What is the Role of an Imaging Center? A medical imaging center is a facility staffed by board-certified, association-trained imaging specialists who have experience in symptomatic and preventative medication. A medical imaging center offers the comforts of a relaxed, professional atmosphere while delivering state-of-the-art imaging and quality patient care. At Alliance MRI, our team of diagnostic imaging specialists continuously works …

What You Should Know About Diagnostic Imaging During COVID-19

As the effects of the COVID-19 infection continues to unfold, Alliance MRI continues to prioritize the health and safety of our patients. We want to reassure you that Alliance MRI is here for you, working with your healthcare insurance to provide you with safe and high-quality medical imaging. We are following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) …

What is an MRI with Contrast

Alliance MRI is a trusted resource for imaging procedures in the Houston area, and our facilities offer state-of-the-art radiology with quality patient care. Our locations offer standard imaging procedures, but also more specialized diagnostic services like MRIs with contrast. But what exactly is an MRI with contrast, and why would you need it over another imaging procedure? What is the …

Independent Imaging Centers vs. Hospital Facilities

Many people do not realize that they have a choice when doctors tell them they need an imagining exam, such as an MRI, X-Ray, or CT study. If a doctor is affiliated with a hospital, they may guide you toward having it at the same hospital. Still, people may not know that the cost of the exam can be fundamentally …

The Benefits of Your Insurance at an Accredited Independent Outpatient Imaging Center

Hospitals have been overcharging patients for diagnostic imaging for years, while standalone outpatient imaging centers have consistently offered lower prices for similar services. While independent outpatient imaging center popularity has continued to grow, not all diagnostic centers are created equal. When looking for a diagnostic imaging center, it’s important to do your research before setting up an appointment. One of …

Overpriced Diagnostic Imaging Centers

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Affordable Medical Imaging: Hospital-based vs Freestanding Centers When comparing the cost of imaging services from hospital-based versus freestanding outpatient centers, it’s clear that privately-owned facilities are more affordable for the average patient. Medical imaging services such as an MRI or CT scan are commonly used to assist in the diagnosis of health concerns ranging from a broken bone to cancer. …