Imaging Center

What is an imaging center?

An imaging center is a healthcare facility that provides imaging services. Procedures that imaging centers perform include MRIs, X-Rays, CT scans, PET CT/MRI, fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, radiation oncology, angiography, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), mammography or CyberKnife/Gamma Knife services.

Imaging centers can be owned by a hospital or health system or be a privately-owned independent facility. As of January 2022, Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 18,000 imaging centers across the U.S.

Why are imaging centers important in healthcare?

Imaging centers provide important healthcare services that aid in diagnosing and treating injuries and illnesses in patients. Many imaging centers also perform preventative screenings for different types of cancer, including breast and lung cancer, and other healthcare conditions.