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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Radiology Assist program?
The Radiology Assist program provides PET Scans and other diagnostic imaging studies nationwide at a low, affordable, all-inclusive rate. The cost of an PET Scan starts at $1000 and is dependent on the center you choose and whether any special tracers are needed. The rates through the program are far lower than the typical self-pay rate charged by an imaging center.
Where can I have the PET Scan done?
Radiology Assist offers PET Scan studies at select participating healthcare facilities across the nation. At this time, PET Scan’s are available for fixed all-inclusive rate in most metropolitan areas around the country. You can find the closest facility to you using the links below.
What is the cost of an PET Scan through the program?
The cost of a PET Scan varies based on the imaging facility selected, the body part and whether contrast is needed. To find the exact cost of your PET Scan, please use the link below
What does our PET Scan flat rate pricing include?
Our MRI flat rate is truly an all-inclusive rate. It includes all costs related to the procedure and there are no hidden charges. The price includes:
1) Imaging center facility fees
2) Radiologist fees to read the study
3) Copy of the images
4) Formal report
What does our PET Scan flat rate pricing not include?
1) Follow Up Care : Our rate only covers the PET Scan and does not cover follow up treatment after the study.
2) Transportation : Our rate does not cover transportation to and from the center
I’d like to get an PET Scan. What is the process?
Scheduling an PET Scan through our program is simple and quick. In most cases, you can probably have your scan on the same day:
Just select the center most convenient to you using the link below and follow instructions
What are the payment terms?
Payments for imaging studies scheduled through the program are due to Radiology Assist by 12pm the day prior to the scheduled appointment. If a same day appointment is scheduled, payments are due immediately after scheduling.
Payments can be made to the program with debit card, credit card, HSA card, check or money order. Payments can not be made at the imaging center at the time of the appointment.
Can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Our program is committed to making imaging affordable. We understand that life is unpredictable and you can cancel your appointment at anytime without any penalty. If you’ve made a payment you will receive a full refund.
Do you provide other diagnostic imaging studies?
Yes. Radiology Assist provides the following studies at this time :
2) CT Scan
5) PET Scan
Will I get my procedure reports and results?
Yes. Just like a PET Scan performed with any provider, you will receive a detailed report from a radiologist after the scan is rendered. RadiologyAssist will ensure that you and your designated referring physician will receive a copy of your reports. If you would like a copy of your images, make sure that you ask for a copy for your records prior to leaving the center.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for my MRI?
Yes. You will receive a statement from our program that should be used when filing Form 8889 with your taxes. Using your HSA and FSA accounts to pay for your MRI is a good way to lower your out of pocket cost..
How much does an PET Scan cost on average?
Prices for PET Scan vary greatly depending on
- the city and facility you go to
- the body part and
- any special tracers are required
- whether the study is performed with contrast or without contrast.
Typically, a PET Scan results in the patient being billed by 2 different entities, the radiologist office and facility.
Without insurance, a patient should on average expect to pay $3000 for a PET Scan. A considerable savings can be achieved if you schedule through Radiology Assist.
Why is the cost of an PET Scan significantly lower through the program?
Radiology Assist was founded on the principle that health care should be affordable and accessible to everyone. The lower cost is achieved through working with providers in every community to lower the cost of services to support the mission of the program.