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Book An MRI Scan

By admin | In News, Uncategorized | on December 2, 2013

MRI cost range from $500 to $3500 depending on how the procedure is performed (knee, brain, shoulder etc), and who performs the MRI. Typically hospitals are the most expensive and stand alone facilities are the least. MRI’s are read by Radiologists and can be conducted in “Open” or “Closed” machines. We offer both and a 1.5 or 3 Tesla power rating for extra detailed images.

MRI Price Matrix

HealthCareBlueBook.com suggest a Brain scan MRI (with and without contrast) would have a fair price of $815.

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What Should It Include: MRI costs are broken down into two areas but when CashMedicalCare.com quotes a price it includes both components. The two areas are:

  • Technical Fees – this is the actual machine usage, technician assistance to set you up in the MRI machine and to administer the test.
  • Professional Fees: this is the fee for having a Radiologist interpret the results.

Your MRI can be done in one appointment and usually takes under an hour. Your results will be provided electronically (in most cases) to your provider.

Different Types of MRI Scans: In most markets there are “Open” MRI’s and traditional “Closed” MRI’s. The Open MRI is a nice option if a patient feels uncomfortable in enclosed tight spaces. The Open MRI may not provide the highest power scan that many medical specialists require.

An Open MRI is wider and larger than an enclosed MRI and is sometimes recommended for obese patients and those who struggle with claustrophobia. An Open MRI typically costs about the same as a conventional MRI, about $1,000 -$5,000 depending on the parts of the body being examined.

MRI’s are measured in their power and rated in the form of tesla’s. A tesla is a measurement of the magnetic power of the magnet in the MRI machine. As good as 1.5 tesla MR images are, they just can’t characterize some subtle abnormalities as well as a 3 tesla can. You may want to ask your physician if a 1.5 tesla MRI done on an Open MRI machine will suffice for the diagnosis they are working on.

What is an MRI with Contrast vs Without Contrast: Roughly, about 20% of MRIs are ordered with contrast. MRI contrast is used in specific circumstances and gives the interpreting medical Provider more enhanced MRI scan images. Some MRI scans that may require CONTRAST:

History of tumor, cancer, or surgery

Looking for infection, inflammation, or cancer

Evaluating blood vessels

Investigate a finding on the pre-contrast part of the scan

The Contrast Injection

The injection is usually given after some “pre-contrast” MRI scans have been done. The Technologist or Radiologist will come into the MRI scan room and move the table out of the MRI machine. He or she will then place a tourniquet around your arm or hand. Using a small butterfly needle or an IV, they’ll inject about 10-20 millimeters of dye into your vein. The needle is removed and you are placed back into the MRI machine for the rest of the scan.

Passing on the Contrast Injection

As a patient, you have the right to be informed and decide how you receive medical treatment. If you are afraid of the injection or potential contrast side effects, you should discuss this with your Doctor or the Radiologist at the facility and learn more about why the contrast is being given.

Types of MRI’s Available at CashMedicalCare.com

3T MRI System:

MRI scans are measured in tesla units. A tesla (T) is the unit of measurement quantifying the strength of a magnetic field.  Prior to the 3 tesla machine, the high-field standard was 1.5 tesla.  With the 3T scanner, we at CashMedicalCare.com are working with vendors that generate a magnetic field that is twice the strength of 1.5 tesla machines and 10 to 15 times the strength of low field or Open MRI scanners.  The magnetic field produced by a 3T  MRI System yields exceptional anatomic detail.  The increased image clarity revealed by 3T is particularly beneficial for pathological conditions involving the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system. The increased spatial resolution of the 3T scanner allows for high-quality vascular imaging.   The 3T machines maximize patient comfort and provide for shorter scan times. Your scan will be read by Board Certified Radiologists and all our vendors are American Academy of Radiology (ACR) certified and credentialed facilities.

Open MRI System:

MRI OpenThe Open MRI is an option for patients that are unable to use a traditional Closed MRI system. The Open MRI System is a fit for people that may feel uncomfortable in small spaces. Patients that are too large for a traditional MRI may also find the Open MRI system a better fit for their needs.  The image resolution on the Open MRI can at times be problematic for some physicians.  Our vendors Radiologists will read either and Open MRI or a 3T system, but we highly encourage you to communicate to your ordering Provider of your intentions to receive an Open MRI as apposed to a 1.5 or 3T Closed system. Check with your Physician to ensure the results will be satisfactory.

 

What Is An MRI?

(WebMD) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases a MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. A MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.

For a MRI test, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet. Pictures from a MRI scan are digital images that can be saved and stored on a computer for more study. The images also can be reviewed remotely, such as in a clinic or an operating room. In some cases, contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly.

MRI Technology and Types of Machines:

CashMedicalCare.com works with advanced and specialized diagnostic imaging providers. In addition to MRI imaging, many of our partner facilities offer digital mammography technology, stereotactic, ultrasound guided and MRI guided breast biopsy and the newest and most advanced mammography technology – 3-D breast tomosynthesis.

CashMedicalCare.com works with state-of-the-art MRI technology including 3T Wide Bore MRI scanners which are ideal for those patients who are claustrophobic or are larger in stature. CashMedicalCare.com also works with Open MRI options with or without contrast. These are viable options for patients that may feel claustrophobic or prefer a non-Closed MRI test solution.

All our MRI imaging providers work with certified and experienced sub-specialty trained Radiologists.  All of our CashMedicalCare.com facilities are accredited testing sites with certified technologists and equipment.

MRI Average Costs (CompareCosts.com)

MRI costs can vary by hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars so it’s important that you shop around to get the best price. For example, listed below are some real examples of MRI procedure prices from around the United States.

Take Dallas, TX for example: Facility A charges $3,624 for a MRI while Facility B charges $2,172 That’s a $1,452 difference! There’s nothing different about the procedure being done but there sure is a difference between the cost of Facility A and Facility B.

Take the testing facilities in New York, NY. It’s very similar to the two MRI facilities in Dallas. Facility A cost for an MRI is only $1,785 while Facility B’s cost is $2,199. A difference of $414. It’s like this in every city around the US.

Imagine how much money you could save if you called a few more facilities and asked them what they charge for an MRI. It’s up to you to make sure you get the best price. Start calling around today and save money on your MRI procedure.

 

 

Additional Costs Comparison:

CompareMRICost.com

MRI costs can vary by hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars so it is important that you shop around to get the best price. For example, listed below are some real examples of MRI procedure prices from around the United States.

Take Dallas, TX for example. Facility A charges $3,624 for a MRI while Facility B charges $2,172 That’s a $1,452 difference! There’s nothing different about the procedure being done but there sure is a difference between the cost of Facility A and Facility B. Take the testing facilities in New York, NY. It’s very similar to the two MRI facilities in Dallas. Facility A cost for an MRI is only $1,785 while Facility B’s cost is $2,199. A difference of $414. It’s like this in every city around the US. Imagine how much money you could save if you called a few more facilities and asked what they charge for an MRI. It’s up to you to make sure you get the best price. Start calling around today and save money on your MRI procedure.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is for information purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please consult your physician on any medical conditions, diagnostic testing, or any general medical issue.

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About The MRI

(WebMD) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.

For an MRI test, the area of the body being studied is placed inside a special machine that contains a strong magnet. Pictures from an MRI scan are digital images that can be saved and stored on a computer for more study. The images also can be reviewed remotely, such as in a clinic or an operating room. In some cases, contrast material may be used during the MRI scan to show certain structures more clearly.

CashMedicalCare.com works with advanced and specialized diagnostic imaging providers. In addition to MRI imaging many of our partner facilities offer digital mammography technology, stereotactic, ultrasound guided and MRI guided breast biopsy and the newest and most advanced mammography technology – 3-D breast tomosynthesis.

CashMedicalCare.com works with state-of-the-art MRI technology including 3T Wide Bore MRI scanners which are ideal for those patients who are claustrophobic or are larger in stature. CashMedicalCare.com also works with Open MRI options with or without contrast. These are viable options for patients that may feel claustrophobic or prefer a non-Closed MRI test solution.

All our MRI imaging providers work with certified and experienced subspecialty trained Radiologists. All of our CashMedicalCare.com facilities are accredited testing sites with certified technologists and equipment.

Learn more about Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Wikipedia

 

 

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