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"Best Value" State Price List Updated 3-28-2014
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Thousands of locations available. The lowest costs by state are listed below.
Prices may change, higher or lower, without notice. Prices vary by location and facility.
New facilities added daily. All prices are all inclusive.  There are no additional charges.
Prices include, our fee, the radiologist reading and a copy of CD.
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  • Alabama MRI's starting at $380 . Alabama CT Scans starting at $270

  • Arizona MRI's starting at $290 . Arizona CT Scans starting at $190

  • Arkansas MRI's starting at $510 . Arkansas CT Scans starting at $250

  • California MRI's starting at $325 . California CT Scans starting at $190

  • Colorado MRI's starting at $510. Colorado CT Scans starting at $350
     

  • Connecticut MRI's starting at $830 . Connecticut CT Scans $545

  • Delaware MRI's starting at $755 . Delaware CT Scans starting at $420

Consider traveling to save money...
NY City MRI's  $360 CT Scans $270

  • District of Columbia MRI's starting at $555 . District of Columbia CT Scans at $360

  • Florida MRI's starting at $295 . Florida CT Scans starting at $190

  • Georgia MRI's starting at $380 . Georgia CT Scans starting at $270

  • Illinois MRI's starting at $380 . Illinois CT Scans starting at $270

  • Indiana MRI's starting at $460 . Indiana CT Scans starting at $270
     

  • Iowa MRI's starting at $830 . Iowa CT Scans starting at $645

  • Idaho MRI's starting at $1,030 . Idaho CT Scans starting at $495

Consider traveling to save money...
Las Vegas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta

  • Kansas MRI's starting at $830 . Kansas CT Scans starting at $445

  • Kentucky MRI's starting at $435 . Kentucky CT Scans starting at $300

  • Louisiana MRI's starting at $430 . Louisiana CT Scans starting at $470

  • Maryland MRI starting at $380 . Maryland CT Scan $270

  • Massachusetts MRI's starting at $580 . Massachusetts CT Scans starting at $360

  • Michigan MRI's starting at $560 . Michigan CT Scans starting at $300

  • Minnesota MRI's starting at $905 . Minnesota CT Scans starting at $570

  • Mississippi MRI's starting at $710 . Mississippi CT Scans stting $440

  • Missouri MRI's starting at $380 . Missouri CT Scans starting at $350

  • Montana MRI's starting at $955 . Montana CT Scans starting at $535

  • Nebraska MRI's starting at $460 . Nebraska CT Scans starting at $270

  • Nevada MRI's starting at $380 . Nevada CT Scans starting at $270

  • New Jersey MRI's starting at $380 . New Jersey CT Scans starting at $270

  • New Mexico MRI's starting at $830 . New Mexico CT Scans starting at $470

  • New York MRI's starting at $360 . New York CT Scans starting at $270

  • North Carolina MRI's starting at $830 . North Carolina CT Scans starting at $460

  • North Dakota MRI's starting at $710 . North Dakota CT Scans not available

  • Ohio MRI's starting at $380 . Ohio CT Scans starting at $270

  • Oklahoma MRI's starting at $410 . Oklahoma CT Scans starting at $270

  • Oregon MRI's starting at $600 . Oregon CT Scans starting at $470

  • Pennsylvania MRI's starting at $410 . Pennsylvania CT Scans starting at $300

  • Rhode Island MRI's starting at $680 . Rhode Island CT Scans starting at $420

  • South Carolina MRI's starting at $730 . South Carolina CT Scans starting at $360

Consider traveling to save money...
Florida, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta

  • Tennessee MRI's starting at $655. Tennessee CT Scans starting at $520

  • Texas MRI's starting at $380 . Texas CT Scans starting at $270

  • Utah MRI's starting at $730 . Utah CT Scans starting $440

  • Virginia MRI's starting at $780 . Virginia CT Scans starting at $495

  • Washington MRI's starting at $450 . Washington CT Scans starting at $420

  • Wisconsin MRI's starting at $820 . Wisconsin CT Scans starting at $480

Meniscus Tear

 

There are two menisci in your knee; each rests between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The menisci are made of tough cartilage and conform to the surfaces of the bones upon which they rest. One meniscus is on the inside of your knee; this is the medial meniscus. The other meniscus rests on the outside of your knee, the lateral meniscus.

What does the meniscus do?

These meniscus functions to distribute your body weight across the knee joint. Without the meniscus present, the weight of your body would be unevenly applied to the bones in your legs (the femur and tibia). This uneven weight distribution would cause excessive forces in specific areas of bone leading to early arthritis of knee joint Therefore, the function of the meniscus is critical to the health of your knee.

The meniscus is C-shaped and has a wedged profile. The wedged profile helps maintain the stability of the joint by keeping the rounded femur surface from sliding off the flat tibial surface. The meniscus is nourished by small blood vessels, but the meniscus also has a large area in the center of that has no direct blood supply (avascular). This presents a problem when there is an injury to the meniscus as the avascular areas tend not to heal. Without the essential nutrients supplied by blood vessels, healing cannot take place.

How does the meniscus work?

The knee joint is very important in allowing people to go about performing almost any activity. The joint is made up of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and the patella (knee cap). The surfaces of these bones within the joint are covered with a layer of cartilage. This important surface allows the bones to smoothly glide against each other without causing damage to the bone. The meniscus sits between the cartilage surfaces of the bone to distribute weight and to improve the stability of the joint.

Meniscus Tear or Cartilage Tear?

Both the covering of the bone within the joint and the meniscus are made of cartilage--this makes the issue a little confusing. People often say 'cartilage' to mean the meniscus (the wedges of cartilage between the bone) or to mean the joint surface (so-called articular cartilage which caps the ends of the bone).

When people talk about a cartilage tear, they a talking about a meniscus tear. When people talk about arthritis and wear of cartilage, they are talking most often about the articular cartilage on the ends of the bone.

What happens with a meniscus tear (torn cartilage)?

The two most common causes of a meniscus tear are due to traumatic injury (often seen in athletes) and degenerative processes (seen in older patients who have more brittle cartilage). The most common mechanism of a traumatic meniscus tear occurs when the knee joint is bent and the knee is then twisted. It is not uncommon for the meniscus tear to occur along with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL)-these three problems occurring together are known as the "unhappy triad," which is seen in sports such as football when the player is hit on the outside of the knee.

Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear

Individuals who experience a meniscus tear usually experience pain and swelling as their primary symptoms. Another common complaint is joint locking, or the inability to completely straighten the joint. This is due to a piece of the torn cartilage physically impinging the joint mechanism of the knee.  The most common symptoms of a meniscus tear are:

                        Knee pain

                        Swelling of the knee

                        Tenderness when pressing on the meniscus

                        Popping or clicking within the knee

                        Limited motion of the knee joint

Diagnosis of a Meniscus Tear

Any patient who has knee pain will be evaluated for a possible meniscus tear. A careful history and physical examination can help differentiate patients who have a meniscus tear from patients with knee pain from other conditions. Specific tests can be performed by your doctor to detect meniscus tears.  MRI is the commonly used in patients who have meniscus tears. The MRI is helpful at actually visualizing the meniscus. However, simply 'seeing' a torn meniscus on MRI does not mean a specific treatment is needed. Treatment of meniscus tears depends on several factors, as not all meniscus tears require surgery.

Treatment of a Meniscus Tear

Treatment of a meniscus tear depends on several factors including the type of tear, the activity level of the patient, and the response to simple treatment measures. When surgical treatment of a meniscus tear is required, the usual treatment is to trim the torn portion of meniscus, a procedure called a meniscectomy. Meniscus repair and meniscal transplantation are also surgical treatment options. Determining the most appropriate meniscus tear treatment is something you can discuss with your doctor.

 

State MRI Price List Updated 9-10-11
Thousands of locations available.
The lowest costs by state are listed below.
Prices may change without notice.
Prices vary by location and facility.
New facilities added daily.
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There are no additional charges.

  • Alabama low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Arizona low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $360

  • Arkansas low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $510

  • California low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $325

  • Colorado low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $510

  • Connecticut low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $830

  • Delaware low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $755

  • District of Columbia low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $555

  • Florida low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $335

  • Georgia low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Illinois low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Indiana low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $460

  • Iowa low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $830

  • Kansas low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $510

  • Kentucky low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $435

  • Louisiana low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $430

  • Maryland low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Massachusetts low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $580

  • Michigan low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $560

  • Minnesota low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $435

  • Mississippi low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $510

  • Missouri low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Montana low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $955

  • Nebraska low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $435

  • Nevada low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • New Jersey low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • New Mexico low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $830

  • New York low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $335

  • North Carolina low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $585

  • Ohio low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Oklahoma low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $510

  • Oregon low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $485

  • Pennsylvania low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $460

  • Rhode Island low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $680

  • South Carolina low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $510

  • Tennessee low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $435

  • Texas low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

  • Utah low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $540

  • Virginia low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $560

  • Washington low cost knee, shoulder, elbow, hip MRI starting at $380

 

 

 

 

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