Radiologic Imaging Proved To Decrease Healthcare Costs
Radiologic imaging for diagnosis has been proven to save lives and decrease healthcare costs. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound (US), and computed tomography (CT) are essential to the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of lesions, cancer and many other serious diseases. However, over the last few decades, the United States has experienced increased costs in diagnostic radiology, thus leading many to question the importance of imagery testing. Recently, researchers in the field have sought to understand how the general public values information provided by imagery tests. The results from these studies show that despite the costs, the American public agrees that imaging tests are essential for diagnosis.
Early this May, Siemens conducted a study which showed that 92 percent of Americans felt that the need to have up-to-date information regarding their own health was as important as actually having access to a physician. Results also showed that 78 percent of respondents would consent to a diagnostic procedure even if the results determined that no treatment or cure could be offered. 97 percent agreed that in undergoing imaging tests to rule out certain diagnoses, money would be saved in the long run by avoiding costly treatments.
At Doctors Imaging, we understand that when it comes to your health, you expect the best. We believe in delivering high quality services, and we also value our patients’ economic concerns. Therefore, we are committed to offering the most rapid results at the lowest cost. With our Real-Time Results, patients can receive their diagnosis before leaving our office, and the costs are much less than what they would pay at a hospital imaging center.