Imaging technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine. Today, instead of exploratory surgery to see what is going on, physicians can peek inside the body without the need for anesthesia,surgery or long recovery periods. This has saved the American healthcare system ? and individual patients ? millions of dollars!

One of the technologies that has made this possible is magnetic resonance imaging, also known as MRI. Magnet resonance imaging uses a powerful magnetic field and advanced computer technology to acquire high-resolution images in a matter of minutes.

MRI machines come in all shapes and sizes, each with unique benefits and uses. At Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new 3T MRI scanner, joining our 1.5 high-field MRI and our 0.6T open MRI.

The more powerful 3T scanner allows us to capture very clear images of smaller body parts, such as arteries, small joints, prostate, spine and even the brain. While the 3T is a significant advancement, it is not the preferred machine for all images.

In fact, our 1.5T scanner is the go-to equipment for capturing the best images of larger joints, such as the hip and shoulder and the abdominal area. The 0.6T open MRI scanner is perfect for larger or claustrophobic patients.

Let?s talk value
In today?s cost-conscious environment, consumers are responsible for a greater proportion of their healthcare expenses than ever before. This has made them, their employers and insurance companies much more price sensitive. In addition to high quality, consumers also want convenient and accessible services at a great price. We call this value.

At Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI, we deliver on the value equation:
? Your out-of-pocket costs will be less because the overall costs of an MRI at Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI are less. For example, a simple MRI, without contrast, performed at in our facility will be about $600, compared to an average of $1,300 at a Lexington-area hospital.
? Whether you have a scan using the 3T, 1.5T or the open MRI, your costs are the same.
? Our on-site radiologists are musculoskeletal fellowship trained and always available
for patient consultation.
? Our MRI services are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
? Scans are performed by well-trained, American College of Radiology certified MRI tech-
nologists, each of whom works diligently to ensure both your comfort and your safety.
? Our registered nurse educates patients and provides continuing care throughout all
diagnostic exams, including sedation if necessary.

In addition to MRIs, we do CT scans, ultrasounds, x-rays, nuclear medicine studies, and other medical imaging exams, all saving patients hundreds of dollars.

You have a choice
Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. With our extended hours, you never have to wait long to schedule your exam.

Results are reported to your physician quickly ? typically three days or less.

For more information about MRI at Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI, call the office at (859) 278-SCAN (7226). Remember, it is your right to have your diagnostic testing done where you can get the best value for your money. Tell your doctor you choose Lexington Diagnostic Center and Open MRI.

What is T mean?
Patients often ask us ? what?s the T all about?

T is shorthand for Tesla, a measure of the strength of a magnetic field. The name honors Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American scientist who lived between 1856 and 1943. Tesla was known for his investigation of electricity and alternating current, magnetic fields, x-rays, radio, vertical-takeoff aviation and, in his later years, a directed-energy weapon.

The Tesla was first named in 1960 by the General Conference on Weights and Measures in honor of Tesla?s contributions to physics and engineering.

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