Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) is a state-of-the-art, diagnostic medical imaging center located in Lancaster, Palmdale, Valencia, and Ridgecrest, California, specializing in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning (OPEN MRI, high-field 1.5T MRI, and ultrahigh-field 3T MRI), 4D ultrasound, helical CT scanning (16-slice and 64-slice), coronary calcium scoring and coronary CT Angiography, PET-CT scanning, Nuclear Medicine scanning, DEXA and QCT bone density testing, as well as x-rays and fluoroscopy. AIC-Palmdale has our new wide-bore (70 cm) 3T MRI as well as our new 40-slice PET-CT.
ADVANCED IMAGING CENTER (AIC) was founded in January 1998 by Dr. Ray H. Hashemi, M.D., Ph.D. (Dr. Ray). Dr. Ray received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of California. He later completed his Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed five years of diagnostic radiology internship and residency program and one year of MRI fellowship training in the Los Angeles area. He is the author of the book MRI: The Basics, a 385-page book with over 400 illustrations and images on the physics and basics of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), whose 3rd edition was recently published. It has been translated into Japanese. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and an expert in the field of MRI AIC has been a pioneer in advanced medical imaging equipment in the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys and has set a precedence on how outpatient imaging should be practiced. AIC has definitely set the standards in state-of-the-art high-tech medical imaging in the valley with over $7 million dollars in medical and computer equipment. These include the valleys first OPEN MRI, the first high-field, short-bore MRI, the first 3D ultrasound, the first PET scanner, and more recently the first 16-slice CT scanner and the only 4D ultrasound. Our new 16-slice CT scanner is the fastest and the highest- resolution CT in the world.
AIC is the only independent, freestanding outpatient imaging facility in the Antelope Valley. It has no affiliations with any hospitals or medical groups. It is purely physician-owned and operated. The patients and their doctors always come first at AIC. The caring staff at AIC is extremely patient-friendly and service-oriented.
Many local doctors come to AIC when it comes to imaging themselves or their family members. This is the best compliment for AIC that their physician radiologists could be considered the doctors doctors when it comes to radiology and medical imaging.
AIC will continue to remain at the forefront of medical imaging in the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys and will continue to provide the community with the best imaging services possible. At AIC the patient always comes first! We brought the practice of good old medicine back to the valley when it comes to diagnostic imaging.