MedQuest Associates, which owns  Mobile Open MRI in Mobile, Alabama, has purchased Suburban Radiology, a diagnostic imaging center offering MRI and CT services in Mobile.

Rife Huckabee, managing director and founder of Suburban Radiology, will become a professional radiology partner to Mobile Open MRI.

MedQuest commenced as an owner/operator of outpatient imaging centers more than two decades ago.

Over the recent years, the company has used its understanding of how to create value in outpatient imaging by bringing best practices to hospitals and health systems.

MedQuest that through its joint venture, management and consulting services, it improves performance and profitability of both hospital-based and freestanding imaging operations.

Mobile Open MRI has been provider of outpatient MRI services in the Mobile area since 1997 and has relocated to Suburban Radiology’s location at 6576 Airport Blvd. to consolidate the operations of the two facilities.

MedQuest CEO Bruce Elder said: "We are very excited about the opportunity to join with Suburban Radiology to expand and enhance the diagnostic imaging services we offer to patients, physicians and payers in the Mobile community.

“We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Rife Huckabee as our new professional radiology partner. We are confident that this investment will position us as the premier provider of outpatient imaging in the area."