Important decisions deserve enough time to consider how they may affect you in the long run. Deciding where you should undergo a diagnostic imaging scan is of the utmost importance to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when choosing the best imaging center for your scan.

1. Access to Advanced Technology

One of the most important parts of choosing an imaging center is choosing one with the best technology possible.

  • These are questions you should ask when picking an imaging center, because the quality of the imaging unit determines how well you can be diagnosed:
  • Does this imaging center have the most up to date technology?
  • Does their MRI offer the widest opening on the market?
  • Are there any other technology features that set this imaging center apart from the rest?

Avala Imaging Center – Advanced Technology

Avala Imaging Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide faster, clearer diagnostic imaging for our patients. Avala Imaging utilizes the latest MRI, CT, and X-ray imaging technology every day, making for shorter scan times, less radiation exposure, and higher quality images for patients.

Avala Imaging Center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide faster, clearer diagnostic imaging for our patients. Avala Imaging utilizes the latest MRI, CT, and X-ray imaging technology every day, making for shorter scan times, less radiation exposure, and higher quality images for patients.

2. Safety

Safety is a huge aspect if you’re picking an imaging center. An imaging center must emit low radiation when doing CT scans and other imaging procedures. Along with this, safety in the imaging unit is also a must.

Avala Imaging Center – Less Radiation

Our CT and X-ray scans provide reduced radiation exposure times due to the advancement of our technology and the education we have invested in for our staff. Our facility is a part of the Imaging Gently and Image Wisely campaign.

3. Quality

Ensure the imaging center you are researching can offer you the quality you deserve. You want top notch images that can guide your healthcare team as they treat you. You don’t want to go to an imaging center that produces subpar images. You want the highest quality images possible.

Avala Imaging Center – High Quality Images

Here at Avala Imaging Center, we provide our patients and their healthcare team high quality images, 3D images that can be utilize for robotic surgeries, and enhanced image quality on all scans. Our x-ray scan even produces immediate imaging previews!

4. Outstanding Physicians

Having outstanding doctors is a must when searching for an imaging center. You want doctors who know exactly what they are doing when performing procedures; doctors who are specially trained in exactly what type of procedure you need. Whether it be chest, spinal, head or ligaments, the doctor needs to know what they are talking about.

Avala Imaging Center – Physician Partners

At Avala, our physicians are committed to excellence. These professionals have elected to work at Avala because they want to play a role in elevating the standards beyond which institutional hospitals and imaging centers are capable. All radiologists are Board Certified by the Board of Radiology.

5. Convenient

It is also necessary to pick an imaging center that is convenient for you specifically. Do they offer appointments before or after working hours? Do they offer same day appointments?

Avala Imaging Center – Patient Oriented

Avala Imaging Center has appointments available before work hours for those patients who don’t have the flexibility to take off work. We also have walk-in and same day appointments available.

6. Amazing Staff

Yes, we already talked about the doctors, but we are talking about the other staff in the imaging center. The receptionist, patient coordinator, or technologist are here to ensure your comfort at the imaging center. You want people who are friendly, organized, and make sure your time at the imaging center is the best experience possible.

Avala Imaging Center – Patient Priority

At Avala Imaging Center, we create a setting where patients are the priority. Because while we offer the most innovative technology and state-of-the-art facilities, we still believe that quality care requires quality people.  All staff are experts in their areas of imaging.

7. Not Too Expensive

This is probably the most relevant to most people. Finding an imaging center that doesn’t break the bank is key. A bonus would be that they accept payment plans or will tell you exactly the cost breakdown before you go through with procedures.

Avala Imaging Center – Payment Plan

We work with our patients to go over the cost breakdown of your procedure as well as work to set-up patient specific payment plans that work with your budgets. We also offer cash prices for our procedures.

8. Scheduling

Find a place that is easy to schedule with. Trying to take time off work or at inconvenient times is a huge pain. Searching for a place that can fit you in when you need to have a procedure done is worth it.

Avala Imaging Center – We Make Time For You

Our scheduler is always available to get on an appointment on the date and time that is most convenient for you. Give us a call at 985.801.6216 to make an appointment today!

9. Affirmative Recommendations

Go to a place that a friend recommended! Also, check the imaging center’s Google page or Facebook site to see the reviews from people you don’t know. See what people are saying and see if it aligns with what you need.

Avala Imaging Center – Our Patients Love Us

Our patients have rated us a 4.9 out of 5 stars! We are the highest rated imaging center on the Northshore!

10. Ask Yourself

This tip seems silly, but after you research and ask around for positive reviews, ask yourself if it feels right. The best way to know if an imaging center is right for you is if you want to be a part of the imaging centers community. Go with your gut and don’t be afraid to ask questions to various imaging centers!

Decision Time

These simple tips can help you make the best decision on which imaging center to visit for your diagnostic imaging procedure. If you have any questions about whether Avala Imaging Center is the center for you, give us a call and we’d be happy to help you!


Contact Us

If you have questions about Avala’s Imaging Center or our MRI, CT, or X-ray scans, give us a call and speak with one of our Imaging Center experts today. We accept all insurances. A pre-authorization is not required for cash price services.