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How do you find a good diagnostic imaging clinic?

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Find an accredited or certified diagnostic imaging clinic through the directories of four certification companies, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These four companies include American College of Radiology, Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, RadSite and The Joint Commission, as of 2015.

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Find a clinic through the American College of Radiology's Accredited Facility Search portal. A drop-down menu features 10 different types of imaging procedures, including breast MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET and radiation oncology. Input your city information and ZIP code before clicking the Search button, instructs the ACR.

Click on a list of facilities accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission by selecting an alphabetical range of state names. For example, the link labeled Alabama to Arkansas has a list of all accredited facilities in those states listed alphabetically, as stated on the IAC website.

Discover a list of accredited organizations on RadSite's Accreditation Directory. This webpage contains the accreditation dates, facility names and addresses of 30 imaging facilities throughout the United States, as of 2015. These places appear alphabetically by the name of the organization.

Search for accredited or certified imaging organizations through the Quality Check portion of The Joint Commission's website. Input the organization's name or number, and click the Search button. Other options include ZIP code and a city/state combination search. According to the TJC, users can find an accredited facility up to 250 miles away from their ZIP code.

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