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THE EASY WAY TO LOWER YOUR COSTS FOR RADIOLOGICAL SERVICES
If you need to have a radiology exam such as MRI, CT scan, PET/CT, Ultrasound or Mammography, you may want to shop around and investigate the quality of the radiology equipment and the cost of the study.
Concerning the quality of the radiology equipment. When choosing a radiology site for your MRI, you may want to know whether the MRI is a 3.0 Tesla (highest quality), 1.5 Tesla, 1.0 Tesla or even 0.3 Tesla (lowest quality and still being used in many places). The higher the Tesla, the better the images.
Concerning the cost of your study.You pay for your health insurance and your health insurance pays for your radiology study.Some radiology sites (hospitals and hospital owned imaging centers) are reimbursed at a much higher rate than other radiology sites (private practice imaging centers). Where you choose to have your study may affect your out of pocket expenses and your future premium costs. An MRI performed in a private office such as Zilkha Radiology, costs thousands of dollars less than an MRI performed in a hospital or hospital owned outpatient imaging center. This is a huge price difference especially since the radiology equipment is identical.If your insurance company pays more for your MRI, CT, PET-CT, Mammography, Ultrasound, X-ray, Dexa scan, Biopsy, Nuclear Medicine exam, you can be sure the cost will be passed on to you in the form of higher premiums, co-pays and deductibles.
An easy way to lower the cost of your radiology study and possibly your future insurance premiums is to visit a high quality private imaging center such as Zilkha Radiology. Zilkha Radiology is the only 100% 3T MRI and 100% 3D Mammography practice on Long Island.
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For your convenience, we are open 7 days a week and until 10pm Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm.
Zilkha Radiology with offices located in East Islip and West Islip, NY is committed to providing you with high quality, personalized care using the most sophisticated techniques and state of the art radiologic equipment. Our offices are equipped to perform all radiological services including 3.0 Tesla MRI, PET/CT, low dose 128-Slice Multi-Detector Helical CT Scans, Ultrasound, 3D Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, DEXA Scans, Digital X-rays, Fluoroscopic Procedures, Biopsies, Therapeutic Injections and more. For our claustrophobic patients, we offer IV sedation for adults and children monitored by board certified anesthesiologists.
Zilkha Radiology has a 3.0 Tesla ultra high field MRI scanner in each of our offices. This ultra high field MRI system has open bore technology and the shortest length of any 3.0 Tesla system on the market. The design facilitates scanning of claustrophobic patients and those who weigh up to 550 pounds. The wide space of the scanner and feet first positioning make lying inside the MRI system more comfortable and a pleasant experience for the patient. Most studies are completed in 15 minutes or less. The 3.0 Tesla MRI system enables advanced clinical application including MR Tractography and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). It provides excellent imaging quality and superb diagnostic images. The system represents a major breakthrough in technology and Zilkha Radiology is the first on Long Island and the NY metropolitan area to acquire the scanners.
Zilkha Radiology has low dose CT Scanners in the West Islip and East Islip offices. Zilkha Radiology has taken the lead to lower radiation dose by implementing a newly developed software that helps achieve excellent diagnostic images while using a lower dose radiation.
Zilkha Radiology has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology.
Zilkha Radiology has the most technically advanced, up-to-date 3D Mammography. Zilkha Radiology also offers stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound guided breast biopsy and MR guided breast biopsy.
Your study is interpreted by experienced Board Certified Radiologists with subspecialty training in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, mammography/women's imaging, cross section/body imaging, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound.
Our PACS system allows referring physicians to view images of their patient's exams from their offices and retrieve patient reports. Our PACS system has been provided by AGFA which is the leading manufacturer and installer of PACS worldwide.
From the time you call to make an appointment until your study is completed, someone will be available to answer your questions and help you. When you arrive at the center, our receptionists will help you with your paperwork. When it is time for your exam, our technologist will explain the procedure and remain with you to answer any questions you may have. You will probably have lots of questions. We are here to make sure you get the answers you need.
To learn more about our services or to set up an appointment, please call us today at 631-277-1600.
The offices are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
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