CEO of Medical Imaging Express
A perceptive entrepreneur with a deep interest in the continuing evolution of the health care industry, Brad Childs opened Medical Imaging Express in 2017. His new venture provides residents of Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina access to the latest advancements in imaging technology, along with a highly attentive, patient-first approach to customer service.
Brad’s first entree into the medical field dates back to 2012, when he launched the remarkably successful AFC/Doctors Express urgent care center at Greenville’s Cherrydale Point. While overseeing the business, he became aware of the communication gap between patients and medical professionals. “Too often, patients don’t understand how much medical procedures should cost. People don’t realize they have an option.”
“There Has to Be a Better Way”
In 2016, Brad endured a medical situation that required several MRIs. “It was a scary experience to be closed in heading into the claustrophobic tube. I thought, ‘There has to be a better way.”
That’s when he learned about the new Open-Room, Weight-Bearing MRI technology, which eventually led Brad to open Medical Imaging Express. “With any medical procedure, it’s important that it’s practical, affordable and comfortable. The Open MRI checks all of those boxes.” Brad Childs has successfully served the Greenville community since opening Medical Imaging Express in November 2017.
Brad is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He has previously opened and operated companies in the industrial battery business, real estate industry and self storage.
Outside of the office, Brad enjoys heading to the lake with his two girls, along with his wife, Dr. Mary Ann Childs.