2012-03-30 / Business Review

For a more cost-effective and personal imaging experience, look no further.

In today’s economy, people who need a MRI scan, a CT scan or an X-ray often cringe at the high cost and inconvenience of the whole process. For a more cost-effective and personal imaging experience, look no further than Marshwood Imaging Center in Scarborough, where Board certified healthcare professionals work hard to set themselves apart.

Marshwood Imaging Center is a comprehensive freestanding diagnostic imaging center that prides itself on providing only the highest quality diagnostic imaging experience in terms of convenience, price and patient care.

“The difference of Marshwood is that we are an independent testing facility,” says Louise Zafirson, Senior Account Executive. “As a result, we can offer the same imaging quality and services as a hospital but without the high cost.”

Marshwood Imaging strives to make the process of diagnostic imaging easy on patients as well as on their wallets.

“We have the ability to get patients in quickly,” Many patients wait up to two weeks or more for their scheduled MRI or CT scan at a hospital, but not at Marshwood Imaging.

“We offer same day or next day service,” says Zafirson. “We’ll open up our schedule to accommodate, since we realize the importance of our patient’s busy schedule and the desire to schedule as soon as possible.”

Marshwood scans Monday through Saturday and also will accommodate patients on Sunday by special appointment. The imaging center’s regular hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 7am- 1:00pm and they will gladly work with patients on weekends who simply can’t make it in during the work week.

Many patients tend to put off pricey healthcare procedures such as high tech imaging, but they can set those worries aside at Marshwood. CT scans and MRI’s can be 30 to 50 percent less than what the average hospital charges, Zafirson says, and many patients do not realize they can opt for their physician to refer them to Marshwood as opposed to an imaging center located in a hospital.

“Marshwood has been a leader in providing education to patients on their options,” Zafirson says. She adds that many patients have become more informed in terms of researching their options and Marshwood is glad to offer patients all the information they need while shopping around for their diagnostic imaging needs.

Marshwood Imaging Center is considered a multimodality-imaging center in that it offers high field open MRI, CT scanning, X-ray, and breast MRI. “Our MRI facility gets top marks for being the first open MRI unit in Maine, where our patients don’t feel closed in during their scan.”

“For the most part patients can get all of their high tech imaging done here,” says Zafirson.

The American College of Radiology recently accredited Marshwood Imaging Center for breast MRI, a notable credential for patients in need of the procedure.

Marshwood Imaging accepts referrals from any licensed physician and accepts all insurance policies. Marshwood Imaging Center is affiliated with Spectrum Medical Group, the premier radiology group in Maine.

Marshwood Imaging Center not only provides comprehensive and affordable patient service, but the certified professionals there will go the extra mile to make patients feel comfortable and welcome during their appointment. The imaging center has a convenient location near Oak Hill Plaza off Route 1 at 33 Gorham Road in Scarborough with plenty of free parking.

For more information about Marshwood Imaging Center, call 883-3803 or visit them on the web at www.marshwoodimaging.com.

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