Advanced Imaging is now open in Lebanon Oregon! Advanced Imaging is the first low cost MRI outpatient imaging center in the Northwest. Providing 1.5 Tesla, closed bore scans for $485.00. This cost includes the professional radiology report which typically is 20% of the cost of the scan. Advanced Imaging is open Monday through Friday 8am - 5am and will be expanding open hours in the near future to an evening shift of 10am - 7 or 8pm. Advanced Imaging will also provide communication assistance for Spanish speaking patients.
The average cost of an MRI in the US is approximately $2600 plus the cost of the Radiology report. That puts the $485.00 Advanced Imaging cost approximately 1/6 the average rate. "This low cost often puts it below what out-of-pocket expenses are incurred even if you have insurance" Bender says. "In this crazy time of soaring health care costs, we feel we will be providing a much needed resource for many in this area" says Bender. "Because the price is so low, it makes sense in many cases to provide preventative care scans" says Bender. "Preventative care is a huge push right now to minimize health care costs and health care coverage premiums" The Radiology report, which is the most critical component of the service, is being provided by NightHawk Radiology, which is a world-wide radiology provider, and will typically be using several Oregon Radiologists that provide radiology studies for NightHawk.
53 year old Advanced Imaging owner Michal Bender of Corvallis, started working on the business plan over 6 years ago. Born and raised in Oregon, he wanted to start a business that provided a degree of recession resistance, and the medical field seemed to provide that needed component. In addition, he felt a need to try and give back to the community some how so the business plan also includes a once-per-month free clinic. Working with local community outreach organizations to assess need, free scans will be provided to individuals that meet specific need requirements.
"I didn't know much about this technology at all a few years ago, and now I amazed at what this machine can do" says Bender. "The bottom line though, is that it see's inside you without having to cut you open, and at I believe, a modern day affordable price, and that is important to me and I'm sure, to hundreds or even thousands of health care seeking Oregonians out there"
Advanced Imaging can be reached at (541)-570-1728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.