Benefits Of Going to an Outpatient Imaging Center
Many patients are not aware that they have a choice of facilities when it comes to medical imaging. It is no longer necessary to go to a hospital setting for medical imaging tests. There is another option of choosing an outpatient imaging center, like ours, for all your imaging needs. Compared to hospitals, outpatient imaging centers have many benefits such as convenience, patient-focused care, advanced technology and being cost effective.
What Is an Outpatient Imaging Center?
Outpatient Imaging centers use high-tech equipment and advanced techniques to produce images of the body that help aid in the diagnosis of medical conditions. These images are interpreted by a Radiologist and the imaging and interpretation allows physicians to recommend appropriate treatments. All of this is done in a center offering a quaint setting with a friendly staff and the goal of providing you with a personalized experience.
Imaging centers like ours offer a variety of imaging tests, including:
Outpatient Imaging Center Benefits:
Here at Bellevue Medical Imaging, our only focus is imaging, which means quick and easy appointment scheduling with minimal wait times while at our office. We also offer extended hours of operation to enable faster and more convenient appointment scheduling for our patients.
Outpatient imaging centers like ours offer a personalized service in a more relaxed and welcoming environment. We have a smaller, more connected team of staff members, which means we can offer more committed care to our patients. At Bellevue Medical Imaging, our mission is to offer a patient centered imaging facility with a friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere.
Because outpatient imaging centers are specialized, it allows us to utilize the newest advances in Imaging technology to produce extremely detailed scans and clear images. This ensures imaging tests and studies are accurate, fast, and that our patients get clear results as quickly as possible.
Outpatient Imaging Centers, like Bellevue Medical Imaging, are often significantly less expensive than compared to hospitals. Average prices for MRI and CT scans at a hospital can be 30-50% higher than an outpatient imaging center like ours. Patients who have not yet met their deductible could save a significant amount of their out-of-pocket costs by choosing an outpatient facility for their imaging. In addition, our imaging center accepts most health insurance plans and will work to get pre-authorization prior to your testing day.
Outpatient imaging centers like Bellevue Medical imaging, are accredited by the American College of Radiology. To maintain this accreditation an imaging center will have to go through a meticulous review process to meet nationally accepted standards. This accreditation process ensures a high standard of practice for the facility. Radiologists and technicians must be qualified through the education and certification necessary to perform and interpret your medical images. Imaging equipment must also be appropriately reviewed, and the facility must meet quality assurance and safety guidelines to earn an ACR accreditation.
Outpatient Imaging Services at Bellevue Medical Imaging
Our independently owned Outpatient Imaging Center provides diagnostic and screening imaging services at a more relaxed, personalized imaging facility.
For your comfort and convenience, we offer:
We are conveniently located in Bellevue, Washington on the corner of NE 12th Street and 116th Ave NE.
For more information about the services we offer at Bellevue Medical Imaging, or to schedule a diagnostic or screening test, call us today at (425) 454-1700