Shift Shapers Podcast

15 Mar 2021

Ep #351: Independent Imaging Centers Expose Savings and More – With Dr. Cristin Dickerson

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This week’s episode features a conversation with Dr. Cristin Dickerson, Founding Partner of Green Imaging. There is a stigma that scanners in hospitals are better than freestanding facilities. However, there is no difference in hardware and professional skill in handling these machines. Knowing this can help patients and employers cut their medical spend for these services by two-thirds and enjoy greater satisfaction with their dedicated concierge.

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • 03:22 Why doctor’s do NOT refer to freestanding imaging
  • 06:06 How Green Imaging saves money and utilizes existing structures
  • 08:18 There is no diagnostic advantage of using hospital scanners
  • 13:23 Guaranteeing patient satisfaction with lower costs and better service
  • 17:58 Future-proofing imaging centers


05:22 “The hospital price of an exam is somewhere, except for the specialty hospitals, is going to be somewhere around $1,300 to $1,600 and we’re about a third of that. And sometimes we’re lower here.”

06:46 “We’re Green for two reasons. We’re green because we save you money and we’re green because we also are using existing brick and mortar, not just adding more brick and mortar to the system.”

08:32 “Typically, the scanners are the same. Maybe the hospitals change them out a little more regularly because they’re incentivized to do so by the vendors, but there is really no diagnostic difference in scanners really within the last 20 years.”

13:06 “If it’s an employer sending the patient our way, there’s an invoicing process. But it’s really a much-simplified process. There’s not a two-day wait for an auth and all the complicating factors that happen when you’re in a hospital.”

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