Why Get Diagnostic Imaging at American Health Imaging?

April 26, 2022 – 3 min read

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Why Get Diagnostic Imaging at American Health Imaging?

When you need diagnostic imaging, such as an MRI or CT scan, you might think that you have to go to a hospital for your care. But the fact is that you can choose what imaging center you want to use. American Health Imaging (AHI) offers a reliable, convenient and cost-effective alternative to hospitals for outpatient imaging.

Benefits of a freestanding imaging clinic

After receiving a referral for medical imaging from your doctor, he or she might offer to set up an appointment for you at the hospital. While this might seem like the best (or only) choice, you can decline and instead find the best facility for your needs. All you’ll need is your doctor’s order to make an appointment. Using a freestanding imaging clinic like AHI can have many advantages.

Cost savings

Diagnostic outpatient imaging is usually much more affordable at a freestanding facility. This is because hospitals have greater overhead costs, which result in much higher bills. Freestanding clinics can also spread the costs for equipment upkeep between many patients, as the equipment is often used much more frequently than at a hospital. This leads to significant savings. For example, at AHI, you may pay up to 75% less than at a hospital for an MRI.

In addition, at AHI, we strive to offer price transparency, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying upfront. Most insurance also covers our services, although it’s always a good idea to check with your insurance company in advance for specific tests.

Technology and reliability

Not all imaging facilities use the same level of technology for diagnostic tests. Technology has evolved greatly in recent years, and to ensure your results are as accurate as possible, it’s important to choose a facility that uses the latest, most advanced imaging equipment.

At AHI, we use state-of-the-art imaging tools, such as the Advanced Open MRI, to deliver precise, clear images and results you can rely on. Expert radiologists have subspecialty training in a variety of fields, such as breast imaging, neuroradiology, vascular radiology, pediatric imaging and musculoskeletal imaging, which means you can rest assured you are getting the most accurate results possible.*


Going beyond the hospital for your imaging needs also allows you to choose a facility that is most convenient for your schedule and location. AHI offers many centers in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, as well as evening and weekend appointment times to fit your busy schedule.

The team at AHI is dedicated to making your experience as smooth as possible in every way—we take care of the practical details for you in advance. This includes verifying benefits and pre-certifying services, confirming appointments and answering questions prior to the appointment.

We also understand that time is of the essence when it comes to diagnostic tests, which is why we submit your results to your referring provider within 24 hours for most services.

Ready to use the convenient, reliable services of American Health Imaging for your diagnostic imaging test? Find the location nearest you today.