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 …

Do MRIs Cause Harm?

MRI safety

As with any medical intervention and diagnostic tool, a medical professional must determine whether the health benefit outweighs the risk. For most, an MRI poses minimal to no risk, since it does not utilize radiation, and the benefit can be priceless. For some patients, however, there are several inherent safety concerns that must be considered before undergoing the exam. Most …