Lumina Imaging and Diagnostics offers Low-Cost imaging—MRI and CT scans

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Lumina Imaging and Diagnostics offers CT and CT-with-contrast scans for $350 and $400, respectively, and MRI and MRI-with-contrast scans for $700 and $750. There are no hidden fees or additional charges, and you will never pay more than the listed price. (L-R: Bryan Crowley, Dr. Vikas Jain, and Shannon McCauley.) Photogrphy: Felicia Vargo

By Mary Malik

CT and MRI scans are diagnostic tools doctors use in the determination of disease, the extent of an injury or the cause of pain a patient is experiencing. Often, though, just getting a scan scheduled, performed and paid for is an inconvenient, uncomfortable and expensive process.

Lumina Imaging and Diagnostics in Mentor offers hospital-quality imaging, read and interpreted by fellowship-trained, board-certified radiologists affiliated with The MetroHealth System in a convenient, private and affordable environment.

“The idea behind Lumina was to customize the CT and MRI experience to each patient by offering a hospital-quality result with no wait times and convenient hours right in your own neighborhood, with easy parking and access,” says Bryan Crowley, Director of Lumina Imaging and Diagnostics. “We give the patient the power over their own health care. Scans usually take about 30 minutes from the time you arrive until you leave with your scan disc in your hand.”

Lumina uses the latest MRI and CT technology with patient comfort and safety in mind. Machines are open-ended and technologists provide headphones with the music of your choice to make you as comfortable as possible.

Bryan and medical director Dr. Vikas Jain believe that the Lumina experience lessens the anxiety patients feel when having to schedule a scan, wait for weeks or even months to get an appointment, then navigate hospital parking and intimidating surroundings all before getting inside the building.

“Once your doctor orders a scan, you call Lumina and our staff will confirm your private insurance or Medicare coverage and you can receive your scan that same day or within a couple of days, depending on insurance approval,” says Dr. Jain. “We utilize hospital-quality technology to produce scans read by MetroHealth System radiologists at a fraction of the cost to patients and insurers. You leave Lumina with a CD of your scan and reports are available within 24 hours. Your own doctor can also access your scan remotely. It’s a seamless and low-stress experience.”

We’re able to provide these hospital-quality scans for up to 70% less than hospital images.

Lumina offers CT and CT-with-contrast scans for $350 and $400, respectively, and MRI and MRI-with-contrast scans for $700 and $750. There are no hidden fees or additional charges, and you will never pay more than the listed price.

“You could pay even less,” says Bryan. “Some of our patients, depending on the status of their deductible or the insurance plan design, choose to pay out of pocket to be seen sooner. We’re able to provide these hospital-quality scans for up to 70% less than hospital images. We choose to be the best at one thing and that’s providing you with the highest quality scans, conveniently and affordably.”

When a doctor orders a scan, patients often don’t realize that the decision of where to go to get the scan is theirs. Why not choose the faster, less expensive, more convenient and more comfortable option?

Lumina uses the latest MRI and CT technology from Fujifilm Healthcare. Both Fujifilm Healthcare systems for CT and MRI scans are designed with patient comfort and safety in mind. Machines are open-ended and technologists provide headphones with the music of your choice to make you as comfortable as possible.

“Our facilities are all ACR (American College of Radiology) accredited,” says Bryan. “This is an important distinction no matter where you choose to have your scans. The adage – you can either have it fast, cheap, or good, but you can’t have all three – does not apply here. At Lumina, you get all three with the highest quality result.”

Lumina Imaging and Diagnostics is located at 8401 Mentor Ave., Suite B in Mentor. For more information call 440-592-6060 and check the website LuminaImaging.com for more details.