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Magnetic Resonance Imaging $320
MRI Discount *Prices

 

*Prices vary with each provider.  These price lists represent 
an average with lower and higher prices available.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) information, services and cash discounts. High-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging is available on two types of scanners traditional and short bore. Both are cylindrical in shape with openings at both ends.  The short bore MRI scanners are about half the length of the traditional scanner and offers a high quality alternative to low-field, Open MRI.  

For your exam, the technologist will position you on a table that will slide into the scanner.  Ask if you may bring along your favorite CD or tape to listen to during the exam, which takes approximately 25 minutes.  If necessary, physician administered medication is available to help you relax.  A technologist will maintain constant communication with you throughout the exam.

While the scanner is taking pictures, you will hear a loud knocking noise.  During this part of the exam, you should hold as still as possible.  The resulting images will be reviewed and interpreted by a radiologist and a report will be sent to your doctor.

Because of the magnetic field, you will be asked to wear metal-free clothing.  You also will be asked to remove any metallic objects, such as jewelry, watches and hair clips.  Inform your technologist of prior surgeries or metal implants, such as pacemakers or aneurysm clips.

Difference between CT's, X-rays and MRI's... Unlike x-rays and CT's, Magnetic Resonance Images do not use radiation.  Instead, magnetic resonance creates high-quality images through the combination of a strong magnetic field and radio waves.  MRI's can detect certain diseases much earlier than other medical imaging techniques, making it the diagnostic tool of choice for many physicians.

Body parts the MRI can evaluate... Physicians use the Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner to examine one part of the body at a time.  The scanner can take pictures of the head, neck, back abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, elbow, knee, blood vessels and more.

MRI length...Exams take approximately 25 minutes or more depending on the body part scanned.

Preparations...People having IV sedation or contrast (dye) should not eat for several hours prior to the test. Talk to the center to get specific instructions.

Risks...Magnetic Resonance Images are considered safe.  There are no known health risks
associated with the magnetic field or the radio waves used by the machine nor should there be any side effects.

Pregnant or breastfeeding...MRI's are not recommended for pregnant women unless it is medically indicated.  If you are breastfeeding and have contrast as part of your exam, please suspend nursing for 24 hours after the exam.

Noisy...Scanners work with strong metallic fields, which builds up energy.  The energy is released as loud knocking sounds.

 

 

 

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Last modified: May 09, 2014

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