How many imaging centers are in the U.S.?
Imaging centers diagnose, treat, and prevent various illnesses and injuries in patients. They offer many screening and diagnostic tests, which help improve the early detection of diseases.
As of February 2023, the Definitive Healthcare platform tracks 18,861 imaging centers across the U.S. Below, we break down the top imaging centers in the U.S. by region.
Imaging centers by region
|Region||Number of imaging centers||Explore dataset|
Which region has the most imaging centers?
The Southeast has the most imaging centers, with 4,975. In second is the Midwest, with 4,170, and in third is the Northeast, with 3,638. Next is the West, with 3,116, followed by the Southwest, with 2,687. In last are the U.S. territories, with 275. Together, there are nearly 19,000 imaging centers in the U.S.
Imaging centers by state
Fig. 2 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s ImagingView product. U.S. territories not represented. Data accessed February 2023.
In the Northeast, New York has the most imaging centers, and in the Midwest, Illinois is top. Of the U.S. territories, Puerto Rico has the most imaging centers.
How does DH define regions?
- Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
- Midwest: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
- Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
- West: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
- Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
- U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
What is an imaging center?
Imaging centers are medical facilities that specialize in using imaging procedures to detect illness or injury. Imaging centers are typically outpatient facilities. Some imaging centers are privately owned, while others are owned by a hospital or healthcare system.
Radiologists, or physicians that use medical imaging to diagnose and treat illness, often work in imaging centers.
What type of illnesses do imaging centers most see?
Imaging centers are skilled at analyzing and detecting a wide range of conditions and illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, appendicitis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.
What are the main types of diagnostic imaging?
The most common types of diagnostic imaging include:
- CT scans
- MRI and MRA
- Nuclear medicine
- PET scans
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