Medical imaging involves the use of technology to take images of the inside of the human body, which are then used in diagnostics, as teaching tools, and in routine healthcare for a variety of conditions. Medical imaging is sometimes referred to as diagnostic imaging, because it is frequently used to help doctors arrive at a diagnosis. An imaging study can be used to identify unusual things inside the body, such as tumors, broken bones, and leaking blood vessels. X-rays, CTs and ultrasounds are the most common types of medical imaging.
A medical imaging center is a facility with the equipment to produce various types of radiologic and electromagnetic images and a professional staff to interpret the images obtained. Medical imaging designates the set of techniques that noninvasively produces images of an internal area of the body. The term “noninvasive” means the procedure does not introduce an instrument into a patient’s body.
Medical imaging is done for clinical purposes (medical procedures seeking to reveal, diagnose, or examine disease) or medical science (including the study of normal anatomy and physiology).
Highland Risk Services, a leading national wholesaler, offers agents the ability to provide broad coverage to protect imaging centers and their associated physicians. This includes providing coverage for exposures involving allegations of malpractice. For example, missing a breast cancer diagnosis is a common malpractice lawsuit against radiologists in the U.S., according to a study published in the Journal Radiology. Cyber exposures are also on the rise with the expansion of digital CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasound. Not only is it important to increase security to protect the integrity of these images, which often contain sensitive protected health information (PHI) and can be used for Medicare fraud, identity theft, and other illegal activity, but it’s also critical to provide cyber insurance in the event of a loss. Highland Risk has the products to respond. Our coverage solutions include:
- Professional Liability
- General Liability
- Employee Benefits Liability
- Sexual Misconduct
- Excess & Commercial Umbrella Liability
- Cyber Insurance
- Commercial Property
- Commercial Auto
- Workers Compensation
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