Taking care of your health is a top priority, but when your doctor tells you that you need medical imaging, you might find yourself weighing the financial costs against his or her requests. Before you start balancing your bank account, there’s something you should know: there are significant differences in the costs of imaging, depending on where you get your exam.
As an outpatient imaging center, Intermountain Medical Imaging (IMI) radiology procedures are competitively priced and generally far less expensive than the local hospitals. This is important information to know when making decisions about which imaging provider you should use.
Depending on the type of imaging you need to have done, area hospitals often charge twice as much or more than an outpatient imaging center.
- A chest x-ray performed at a hospital can cost up to $294. At IMI, $102.80.
- An MRI Lumbar including contrast can cost upwards of $3,751 at the $1,400 when performed at IMI.
- Need a lumbar epidural? You could spend up to $3,019 at the hospital, or $831 at IMI.
Rest assured, lower cost does not mean lower quality. At IMI we ensure that you receive the best and most accurate study by having a sub-specialized radiologist review each case prior to imaging, making sure the test is right for the listed indications. Test results are available for your health care provider to review within hours of your imaging exam so that you don’t have to endure a long stressful wait. And we are proud to be able to say that more than 90% of our patients say they would recommend IMI to their family and friends.
For over 17 years, IMI has been providing excellence in both quality and experience for far less that the average hospital price. Compare prices HERE
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