MRA Cost and MRA Procedures Information

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) is a noninvasive, usually painless medical test that helps physicians visualize the up close structure of blood flow within blood vessels helping physicians diagnose and test vascular disease. MRA’s are used to access the narrowing of vessels (stenosis), obstructions such as clots, and other abnormalities such as aneurysms. MRA’s are a form of an MRI that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed three dimensional pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures.

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MRA Cost Averages Around the Country

Phoenix, AZ MRA Cost Average $3,300
Washington, DC MRA Cost Average $3,700
Philadelphia, PA MRA Cost Average $4,000
Houston, TX MRA Cost Average $3,500
Miami, FL MRA Cost Average $3,500
Dallas, TX MRA Cost Average $3,300
Chicago, IL MRA Cost Average $3,300
Los Angeles, CA MRA Cost Average $3,200
New York, NY MRA Cost Average $4,000
Atlanta, GA MRA Cost Average $3,600

Specific MRA Procedures and National Cost Averages

MRA Brain Cost Average $3,300
MR Angiography Neck (MRA MRI Neck) Cost Average $3,500
Chest MRI (Angiography) Cost Average $3,900
MRA of Abdomen Cost Average $4,700
MRA of Pelvis Cost Average $3,700
MRI of Lower Extremity Cost Average $6,700
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Featured Facilities that Perform MRA

Name Location Average List Price
Huntsville Imaging Center Huntsville , TX $2,850
Thirlby Clinic Traverse City , MI $3,000
Med Cross Imaging, PC (1107 Stockbridge , GA $3,300
Rocky Mountain Radiology Center, Loveland , CO $3,200
Enhanced Radiology Racine , WI $2,925
Open MRI and Southern Oklahoma Ardmore , OK $2,700
Shields MRI and Imaging Center of W. Yarmouth , MA $1,650
Satilla Regional Medical Center Waycross , GA $5,600
Pensacola Open MRI and Imaging Pensacola , FL $3,100
Our Community Hospital Scotland Neck , NC $6,700
Advanced Medical Interpretations Pelham , AL $2,700
Polk Medical Center Cedartown , GA $6,100
Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists MRI Center Branford , CT $3,700
King's Daughters' Hospital and Health Services Madison , IN $5,100
Medical Imaging Independence , MO $3,100
Open MRI and Imaging of Macon Macon , GA $2,850
Lifecare Diagnostics Seneca Falls , NY $2,925
Open MRI of Coles County Mattoon , IL $2,850
Highland Community Hospital Picayune , MS $4,300
Medscan Imaging Chesapeake , VA $3,000
Mark Reed Hospital Mccleary , WA $7,700
Valley Radiology - Montpelier San Jose , CA $2,850
Gettysburg Open MRI Gettysburg , PA $2,925
Bowdle Healthcare Center Bowdle , SD $5,700
Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center Lake Geneva , WI $6,300
Fremont Radiology Riverton , WY $2,775
East Texas Medical Center Athens Athens , TX $6,800
Glen Rose Medical Center Glen Rose , TX $5,900
Sumter Regional Hospital Americus , GA $6,100
Open MRI of Conway Conway , AR $2,700

More about MRA Procedures

MRA Procedure Patient Preparation

Guidelines about eating and drinking before an MRA exam vary at different facilities. Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take medications as usual. If you have claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) or anxiety, you may want to ask your physician for a prescription for a mild sedative. Notify your physician or MRA technician if you are pregnant. Notify your physician or MRA technician if you have a pacemaker, artificial limb, any metal pins or metal parts in your body (especially in your eyes), metal heart valves, metal clips in your brain, bullet fragments, metal implants in your ear, tattooed eyeliner, or any other implanted or prosthetic medical device. Notify your physician or MRA technician if you have recently had surgery on a blood vessel. You should tell the technologist if you have metal or electronic medical devices in your body or if you are pregnant.

MR Angiography Alternatives

Physicians will often try to diagnose vascular disease with blood pressure measurements, CT scans, or ultrasounds prior to using MRAs. Although contrast angiography is the most popular test amongst physicians to evaluate blood vessels before determining treatment, MRAs are gaining popularity amongst physicians and may soon become the preferred diagnostic test for vascular disease.

What to expect during and after a MRA procedure

Most MRA exams are painless. You will be positioned on the moveable examination table. Some patients, however, find it uncomfortable to remain still during MRA imaging. Straps and bolsters may be used to help you stay still and maintain the correct position during imaging. It is normal for the area of your body being imaged to feel slightly warm, but if it bothers you, notify the radiologist or technologist. It is important that you remain perfectly still while the images are being recorded. MRA exams generally include multiple runs (sequences), each typically a few seconds to a few minutes at a time. The entire examination is usually completed within one hour. If a contrast material will be used in the MRA exam, a nurse or technologist will insert an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your hand or arm. It is normal to feel coolness and a flushing for a minute or two when the contrast material is injected. If you have not been sedated, no recovery period is necessary. You may resume your usual activities and normal diet immediately after the exam.

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