Outpatient Imaging Affiliates News

Outpatient Imaging Affiliates adds second center in Huntsville, AL


Huntsville, AL – Outpatient Diagnostic Center of Huntsville, a full modality outpatient imaging center located near Huntsville Hospital at 115 St Clair Avenue, announced today the completed acquisition of Open MRI of Madison. Previously owned by South Carolina based InMed Diagnostic Services, Open MRI of Madison offers MRI services via the Hitachi Aries Elite Open MRI system. Open MRI of Madison is located at 540 Hughes Road in Madison.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Deborah Tate, Administrator for Outpatient Diagnostic Center of Huntsville, explains how the acquisition of the Madison location fits within the company’s strategic plans: “The Madison area is growing quite rapidly – so rapidly, in fact, that health care providers struggle to keep up with demand. As a result, many Madison patients have to come to Huntsville for their healthcare needs but would prefer to stay at home for their follow up diagnostic tests and other needs. With the acquisition of Open MRI of Madison, we can continue to provide our services to physicians in Huntsville but at a much higher level of convenience to patients who live in Madison.”

Tate further explains how this acquisition will strongly benefit the entire Madison community. “Medical exams and diagnostic tests performed at a hospital or a hospital owned outpatient imaging center are consistently two to three times more expensive than the exact same study at a free standing imaging location,” Tate says. “Our plans are to upgrade the services at Open MRI of Madison and long term, provide the most cost effective and technologically sound diagnostic radiology solution in the city of Madison.”

Professional radiology services will be provided by Radiology of Huntsville (ROH), the largest, most highly sub-specialized radiology practice in North Alabama.

Open MRI of Madison provides MRI services from 800a to 500p with extended services as necessary.Outpatient Diagnostic Center of Huntsville provides MRI, Open MRI, Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, XRay, Fluoroscopy and Bone Density studies on Monday thru Friday from 800a to 500p, also with extended services as needed.

For more information or to schedule a diagnostic imaging test, please call Open MRI of Madison at (256) 461-8808 or Outpatient Diagnostic Center of Huntsville at (256) 534 – 5600.