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Date: 06/13/24

Element Medical Imaging is proud to introduce the first and only nonhospital affiliated outpatient PET/CT in Kansas City and the Midwest region.

Overland Park, KS – Element Medical Imaging proudly announces its groundbreaking achievement as the only outpatient diagnostic medical imaging center in the Midwest to offer PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography) services. This milestone achievement creates local and regional patient access to an advanced imaging modality commonly used in the diagnosis of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. This advancement underscores Element Medical Imaging’s commitment to provide a full portfolio of accessible and exemplary imaging services to the entire community.

From KSHB41 News

By: Elyse Schoenig
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 07, 2024

Elyse Schoenig focuses her reporting on health care costs.

It's expensive for patients in the United States when they need medical imaging.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, a national doctor's organization, the average MRI can cost between $1,200 to $4,000. The average CT scan can cost between $1,200 to $3,200.

Element Medical Imaging is an independent imaging clinic in Kansas City working to make imaging more affordable. The clinic offers low-cost, cash price imaging.

"It's very difficult to diagnose what's wrong with a patient without some sort of imaging,” Dr. Luke Wilson said.

Dr. Wilson is a physician and president of Element Medical Imaging.

"Healthcare is difficult because it's hard to find transparency in healthcare," Dr. Wilson said. “So we try to make it as transparent as possible."

From Fox4 News –


OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  — 3-D mammography is the latest tool to find breast cancer. But is it better? The largest study to date shows it is. 3-D detected about 40 percent more invasive breast cancers than 2-D.

When Cathy Bacon had her annual mammogram in April, she decided to have 3-D imaging added to her standard digital mammogram. Element Medical Imaging had just started offering the technique which takes multiple x-ray images and puts them into 3-D for the radiologist.

“I am able to actually look through the breast instead of having all the breast tissue compressed,” said Dr. Kimberly Roys.

Bacon figured 3-D offered a better chance at finding cancer.

“Whatever you do to improve your chances, that’s what you want to do,” she said.

In Bacon’s case, it did find cancer. The radiologist said the tumor was somewhat obscured in the standard 2-D view of Bacon’s dense breast tissue.

From the Kansas City Business Journal

Johnson County Imaging Center, a local physician-owned imaging center, has changed its name to Element Medical Imaging as it expands into Missouri.

Alongside its flagship 11,000-square-foot center at 112th Street and College Boulevard, Element opened a 7,500-square-foot facility in Lee's Summit. A 7,000-square-foot imaging center will open in April in Kansas City's Northland.

The imaging center officially rebranded in November, but Dr. Luke Wilson, orthopedic radiologist and managing partner of Element, told the Kansas City Business Journal that the decision to expand has been well underway for at least 18 months.

"Most of the growth factors pushing us to expand aren't really revenue-driven. They're more market-driven," Wilson said. "As physicians, you hear a lot of buzzwords — particularly as the presidential election heats up — about 'value-based medicine' and 'price transparency.' As a physician, I'm not even really sure what those terms mean. It's not like physicians don't offer value. But value-based medicine basically just means, how can health systems provide exceptional medical care at a reasonable price? Our expansion was strategic in the sense that we feel like physicians can control the price of health care, much more so than insurance companies and hospitals, and that's what drove us to the expansion."