The hospital charge was 10 times higher for a CT scan

For many years, Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) has proclaimed that our screening and diagnostic testing are performed at fees, both list charges and potential costs that a person may have to pay as a result of their health insurance coverage, that are far below area hospitals and medical centers. Many people have saved money as a result of choosing DIS, … Read More

Transparency rules for hospital pricing now in effect

In an article published online by National Public Radio, “The New Year will bring nore transparency In hospital prices,” hospitals and medical centers are now required by law to publicly post prices for every service they offer and break down those prices by component and procedure. Under these new requirements, this pricing information is to be posted publicly on a … Read More

A New Year’s resolution suggestion: ask how much that test will cost!

Would you be upset if you received a medical bill for what most would consider to be an outrageous amount of money for a simple test? That’s what one person experienced with a charge of nearly $12,500 for lab work! This story, published by National Public Radio in December 2020, illustrates the continuing issue in healthcare: exorbitant fees charged by … Read More

What is the state of lung cancer in 2020 in Louisiana?

According to published findings from the American Lung Association, about every two and a half minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, and 80 percent of those diagnosed will ultimately die from the disease. It may be hard to believe, but there is a silver lining in that dark cloud known as lung cancer: More Americans … Read More

It could be the most important picture in your life

That’s what Diagnostic Imaging Services was thinking when we added to our ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) portfolio by installing our latest 3T MRI at our Northshore – East center in Slidell, LA. It’s twice as powerful as traditional high field MRI. Why may you need 3T MRI? It’s simple. If your doctor can’t see it, they can’t treat … Read More