Digital imaging is as much about chemistry as it is about semiconductors - Antonio Perez
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Diagnostic imaging has been utilized for over a hundred years. There is no doubt that this rapidly changing technology has made doctors' jobs easier and has helped save many lives. Modern diagnostic imaging provides faster and more precise diagnosis, enables monitoring of chronic medical conditions, provides rapid readings on a 24-7 basis, and has contributed to an explosion in a new medical specialty, interventional radiology.
Diagnostic imaging has proliferated, especially in the last decade, because of increased availability and widespread utilization for the sick and injured, but also because of its rapid expansion into the healthy population with so-called wellness body scans…
Imaging centers have proliferated in the past decade. You would think that the potential to develop cancer years or decades after an imaging procedure would ensure that imaging centers are as safe as possible. Think again!
When comparing imaging centers, it’s important to remember that you have a choice and can go anywhere you want. It’s a good idea to know how to find the best diagnostic imaging providers in your area, you can do this by price shopping, comparing online reviews and checking out their patient resources page within their website.
No one wants to hear their doctor tell them they are going to need additional medical procedures, especially if they are uninsured. Talk about a day-ruiner. When asked how much they thought a procedure like an MRI would cost them, most patients guessed around $4,000. That guess isn’t far off at some care providers, but we’re here to tell you that there are affordable options.
The Association for Quality Imaging represents independent diagnostic testing facilities, freestanding radiology practice- based imaging centers, and providers of imaging services in mobile settings throughout the United States.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the leading organization and collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales make up more than 90 percent of the global market for advanced imaging technologies.
The Association for Medical Imaging Management is the professional organization representing management at all levels of hospital imaging departments, freestanding imaging centers, and group practices.
The Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN) was founded in 1981 as the professional organization representing nurses who practice in the diagnostic, neuro/cardiovascular, interventional, ultrasonography, computerized tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, and radiation oncology.
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