Radiology & Imaging | Care Services | UNM Health System | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Guiding the way in cutting-edge diagnostic testing.

Radiology & Imaging

UNM Health is New Mexico's radiology leader. We perform nearly 300,000 procedures and exams each year using state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

Here, you will get an effective, accurate diagnosis using the lowest possible amount of radiation. The interventional radiology team offers the most advanced therapies in the state—including cancer therapeutics through the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Billing & Insurance

Most major health insurances will cover your UNM Health or UNM Medical Group service. We are happy to help you navigate your coverage. Call UNM Health’s billing customer service at 505-272-2521 or UNMMG at 866-756-8347 for help.

Prior Authorization

You will likely need prior authorization for MRIs, CTs, interventional radiology or nuclear medicine studies. A prior authorization number is issued by your insurance company. Your doctor’s office is responsible for requesting this number from the insurance company before your test.

We will make sure we get prior authorization. If you want to check on the status, you may contact:

  • The doctor's office or clinic that ordered your imaging study. Ask for the person who coordinates prior authorization and referral.
  • Your insurance company. Dial the customer service number on the back of your insurance card. They can tell you whether a prior authorization is needed.
  • A UNM Health radiology patient care coordinator. Call 505-272-4545 between 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday.
300,000+ imaging tests each year
3 walk-in X-ray locations for same-day results
Home to New Mexico’s only academic medical center

Radiology Imaging