Why Pay Hospital Overhead?
Lexington Diagnostic Center & Open MRI has been saving patients money for 30 years now.
When you have your imaging tests performed at Lexington Diagnostic Center & OPEN MRI you can save hundreds to thousands of dollars. Because of high hospital overhead, insurance companies pay hospitals more for imaging tests than they pay independent facilities such as Lexington Diagnostic Center.
The payments may be 2, 3, or even 5 times higher! Since you, the patient, are responsible for co-pays and deductibles, this means you end up paying much more at hospital-based centers. Why should you pay for costly hospital overhead? You shouldn’t! Save money by choosing Lexington Diagnostic Center for all of your imaging needs.
Lexington Diagnostic Center & Open MRI FAQ
How do you save money at LDC and why should I go there instead of the hospital?
We are free-standing independently owned, which means we have no hospital overhead costs. Patients literally save hundreds of dollars by having their medical imaging with us, and the care and images are no different than going to a hospital-affiliated diagnostic center. In fact, our returning patients know their Radiological Technologists by their first names. We pride ourselves in having the ultimate truly compassionate one-on-one care. We are open on Saturdays, have front door parking and can usually make your appointment within a couple of days.
If I have insurance, will I still save money?
YES! Oftentimes you are responsible for a percentage, and there's a huge different in paying 20%, for example, of $1000 vs. $3000. You should always shop around and find out how much your images will cost. You'd be surprised how much you can save.
Our office simply needs a pre-certification with your health insurance carrier. We will gladly walk you through the process or speak to your doctor’s office for you. Our toll free number is 800-755-7441 and our Lexington number is (859) 278-SCAN (7226).
How do I get my tests done at LDC if my doctor is affiliated with a hospital?
If your doctor has recommended a clinical MRI, CT, Ultrasound, or other medical imaging scan to help in diagnosing your symptoms, then you or the doctor’s office staff will call to schedule you for an appointment. It's that easy! Our office can help the doctor by performing pre-certification with your health insurance carrier if necessary. Our toll free number is is 800-755-7441 and our Lexington number is (859) 278-SCAN (7226).
When is LDC open?
We have convenient early morning, evening, and Saturday hours. We are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday. We can often schedule patients on the same day or next day after the test is ordered.
If a patient is claustrophobic, are they able to have a CT or MRI? What about children?
Both of our MRIs and CT scanners are particularly suited for patients with various body types or who have claustrophobia. Our Open MRI is so large and wide open that the patient is placed into the scanner sideways. Our high field MRI is much shorter than most MRI scanners, as well as having a large opening which is flared. A family member can be in the room with you during the MRI scans. Our MRI scanners hold large patients weighing up to 430 pounds. Our CT scanner can also handle patients up to 450 pounds. As for children, we love taking care of them! We are Image Gently certified and we do an excellent job of making medical imaging fun and comfortable for kids. For specific questions about children, please feel free to call us and ask to speak with our nurse.