Secondary Radiology Image Interpretations, Reads and Second Opinions
Overview of Secondary Image Interpretations and Radiology Second Opinions
National Diagnostic Imaging provides radiology second opinions, secondary radiology interpretations of imaging studies and secondary radiology reads (over reads) for individuals, medical facilities and businesses. Our accurate interpretations of imaging studies are performed by U.S. based, fellowship trained, subspecialty radiologists. We also provide written second opinion radiology interpretations of outside (third party) imaging studies for patients, their referring physicians or their legal counsel.
To contact National Diagnostic Imaging to request more information or pricing for a second opinion, please call 1-800-950-5257 or complete the form below.
The Value of a Second Opinion May Be Significant
Secondary radiological interpretations are sometimes required by clinical or legal services in order to confirm or clarify a competent diagnosis or point of contention. In some situations, NDI provides high quality second opinion radiology reports to medical practitioners in order to guide and enhance their primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary tertiary care decisions. We typically provide secondary interpretations for CT (computed tomography) exams, MRI tests, X-ray images, Ultrasound scans, PET (positron emission tomography) scans, or Mammogram screens although we do provide second opinions for other imaging modalities such as Women’s Imaging, Nuclear Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) and Fluoroscopy. NDI also performs preliminary interpretations and final reads. Secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations have increased significantly among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Secondary interpretations have the potential to render more accurate interpretations, alter patient management, and lower rates of repeat imaging examinations.
Typical Prices For Radiology Second Opinions
We provide radiology second opinions, over reads and secondary interpretations for private individuals, lawyers, medical facilities, a patient’s legal counsel, family members, insurance companies and other entities. Our standard rates are typically $160.00 per body part for MRI, CT, PET and Ultrasound. We charge $50.00 per body part for second opinions of X-Rays. Radiology interpretations for other modalities are also available.
Rates For Secondary Interpretations and Second Opinions
Our professional rates for private study interpretations are determined by the type of study being requested, the number of body parts and the number of studies. The same study performed on two different dates is considered to be two studies. Our fees for secondary radiology reads or second opinion reads are listed below.
- Echocardiogram: $200
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): $200
- CT (Computed Tomography): $200
- Ultrasound: $200
- “B” Reading Services To Detect Lung Disease: $100 Per Study
- X-Ray: $100
- PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography: $250
- Radiology Overread Services For Medical Diagnostic and Legal Overreads: Starting at $350 Per Study
To Contact National Diagnostic Imaging, Please Call 1-800-950-5257 or Complete The Form Below. We Will Follow Up With You After We Receive Your Request For Information.