Torrance, CA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Torrance costs $866 on average when you take the median of the 340 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Torrance, CA. The least expensive MRI in Torrance is $370 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $1,000 for a Cardiac MRI. There are 13 different types of MRI provided in Torrance, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Torrance providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Facility City Type
Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Centrelake Imaging Pomona Pomona Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shicare Radiology Network Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
Whittier Hospital Medical Center Whittier Acute Care Hospital
Arash Afari Professional Medical Corporation Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Diagnostocs Huntington Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Dedicated Medical Imaging(DMI) Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Acute Care Hospital
Methodist Hospital Arcadia Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Imaging Center Redondo Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Centers Of Anaheim Anaheim Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pasadena Medical Imaging Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Samaritan Imaging Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
M.r.diagnostic Imaging Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Woman's Breast Center Santa Monica Breast Clinic
UMI of Beverly Hills 3T Imaging Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Magnolia Med Img Cntr - Arcadia Arcadia Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Evaluation Center Inglewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open System MRI - Tustin Tustin Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Brea Brea Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southern California Radiology Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alliance Imaging Anaheim Diagnostic Testing Facility
Misali Med. Gr. Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Central Diagnostic Imaging Network Glandale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Consolidated Imaging of Winnetka. Canoga Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
MaxMR Imaging - Bellflower Bellflower Diagnostic Testing Facility
Av MRI Medical Clinic Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN Providence HolyCross ImgCtr Santa Clarita Diagnostic Testing Facility
LA Knee & Sports Medicine Clinic Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Orange MRI Medical Group Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Burbank Advanced Imaging Center Burbank Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Coast Radiology - Irvine Irvine Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Body Scan of Newport Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Rad - Lancaster Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Center of Huntington Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Imaging Of Wilshire Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tower Saint John Imaging Santa Monica Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Dimas Community Hospital San Dimas Acute Care Hospital
Open System MRI - Pasadena Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Premier Imaging of Whittier Whittier Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mammo Q Plus Carson Diagnostic Testing Facility
Premier Imaging of La Mirada La Mirada Diagnostic Testing Facility
Liberty Pac Med Img-Long Beach Long Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eagle Imaging Medical Group Orange Diagnostic Testing Facility
Dynamic Upright Mri Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
SimonMed Imaging - Newport Beach Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama City Campus Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Mink Radiologic Imaging Medical Associates Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles Childrens Hospital
Beverly Hospital Montebello Acute Care Hospital
Whitefield Medical Laboratory Pomona Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Imag Partnership - Open MRI West Covina Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Hollywood Mammography Los Angeles Breast Clinic
Western Imaging, Culver City Culver City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Granada Hills Radiology Granada Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lancaster Open MRI Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Assured Medical Imaging Van Nuys Diagnostic Testing Facility
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
Orange County Diagnostics - Ladera Ranch Diagnostic Testing Facility
Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
Mednik Medical Corporation Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
OZ Radiology Tarzana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Imaging Med Grp of Kent Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Harbor-UCLA Diagnostic Imaging Torrance Diagnostic Testing Facility
Precision Imaging Plus Studio City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beach Imaging Center Stanton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Francis Medical Center Lynwood Acute Care Hospital
MaxMR Imaging - Encino Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Birch Medical Imaging Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Smyth Drive Imaging Valencia Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN Los Alamitos Medical Center Los Alamitos Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Adventist Medical Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
MRI Healthcare Center Of Glendale Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Glendale Diagnostic Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Encino Open MRI Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Family Radiology Torrance Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open Advantage MRI - Brea Brea Diagnostic Testing Facility
Radnet - SFV Interventional Rad & Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Los Coyotes Imaging Center Long Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Insight Imaging - Garfield Monterey Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Irvine Irvine Diagnostic Testing Facility
Montebello Open MRI Montebello Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Coast Radiology - South Coast Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Broadway Imaging Center Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
MB Management Santa Clarita Diagnostic Testing Facility
Orange Advanced Imaging Center Orange Diagnostic Testing Facility
Magnolia Med Img Cntr - Santa Ana Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Grand Avenue Imaging Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging Partners Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Southern California University Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Ventura Imaging Center Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN Pacific Hospital Long Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Harvard Diagnostic Imaging Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Queen of the Valley West Covina Acute Care Hospital
UMI of Buena Park Buena Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center Garden Grove Acute Care Hospital
Specialty Imaging Centers Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Olive View-UCLA Imaging Center Sylmar Diagnostic Testing Facility
Insight Imaging - Washington Whittier Diagnostic Testing Facility
LA MRI Center - Los Angeles Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
University Img - Tarzana Tarzana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Charles Brown Healthcare San Pedro Diagnostic Testing Facility
University Img - Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Arcadia MRI & Imag Cntr Arcadia Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tower Imaging Wilshire Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Little Company of Mary Hospital - San Pedro San Pedro Acute Care Hospital
Omni Medical Services Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Access Medical Im. - Bev Hills Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pomona Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Rad - Pasadena Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center - Marina Marina Del Rey Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital Orange Acute Care Hospital
Imperial Diagnostic Inglewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Universal MRI & CT Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lakewood Regional Medical Center Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
West Coast Radiology Center Laguna Niguel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Woodland Hills Radiology Woodland Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Newport Imaging Center Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Huntington Hospital Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
West Coast Medical Imaging Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Diagnostic Imaging Med. Grp. Burbank Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Medical Imaging of Beverly Hills PET-CT Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Los Angeles Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Monterey Park Hospital Monterey Park Acute Care Hospital
The Hill Medical Corporation Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Imag Partnership - High West Covina Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beverly MRI Center Montebello Diagnostic Testing Facility
Wilshire Radiology Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of East Los Angeles Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Diagnostic Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Anaheim General Hospital Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Orange County Diagnostics - Laguna Woods Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center San Gabriel Acute Care Hospital
Radadvantage Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Newhope Imaging Center Fountain Valley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospital of Orange County at Mission Mission Viejo Childrens Hospital
Defined Imaging, A Professional Medical Group Huntington Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Orange Orange Childrens Hospital
Advanced Fullerton Imaging Fullerton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Innervisions Medical Valley Village Diagnostic Testing Facility
College Hospital Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Acute Care Hospital
AIN San Gabriel Valley Med. Ctr. San Gabriel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Olive View-ucla Medical Center Sylmar Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
DI-Net - Los Angeles Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
DI-Net - Glendale Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center Irvine Acute Care Hospital
Little Company of Mary Hospital - Torrance Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Imaging Center Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Magnolia Imaging Medical Group Hacienda Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saddleback MRI Medical Group Laguna Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys Acute Care Hospital
Los Alamitos Medical Center Los Alamitos Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Stellar Medical Imaging Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Breast Imaging Radiologists, A Medical Group Long Beach Breast Clinic
Anaheim Advanced Imaging Anaheim Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open Advantage MRI - Santa Ana Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Healthscan Diagnostics Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Centers - Torrance Torrance Diagnostic Testing Facility
Glendale Diagnostic Sherman Oaks Diagnostic Testing Facility
Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-community Campus Covina Acute Care Hospital
South Valley Radiology Imaging Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Prof.imaging Grpoup South Gate Diagnostic Testing Facility
La Medical Imaging Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center Fountain Valley Acute Care Hospital
MaxMR Imaging - Garden Grove Garden Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lancaster Imaging Med. Group Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Downey Regional Medical Center Downey Acute Care Hospital
Universal Rai Diagnostic Tarzana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Plaza Medical Imaging Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Olympia Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach Childrens Hospital
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Valencia Acute Care Hospital
Anaheim Hills Medical Imaging Anaheim Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Physicians Service Laboratory Bell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Huntington MemorialMR Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park Acute Care Hospital
Tri-city Regional Medical Center Hawaiian Gardens Acute Care Hospital
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach Acute Care Hospital
Tower Imaging - Valencia Valencia Diagnostic Testing Facility
Encino-tarzana Regional Medical Center - Tarzana Tarzana Acute Care Hospital
American Wellness Imaging Santa Monica Diagnostic Testing Facility
Crown Valley Radiologists Mission Viejo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Downey MRI Downey Diagnostic Testing Facility
Covina Imaging - College Street Covina Diagnostic Testing Facility
Catalina Island Medical Center Avalon Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Claremont Imaging Associates Pomona Diagnostic Testing Facility
Miracle Mile Center for Diagnostic Imaging Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
United Medical Imaging of Beverly Hills 3T beverly hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Rad - Santa Ana Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Los Alamitos Open Scan Los Alamitos Diagnostic Testing Facility
Glendale MRI Institute Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Coast Rad - Santa Ana Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
Glendale Diagnostic Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imag. Ctr.,Santa Monica Santa Monica Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ez Diagnosis Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stand Up MRI of Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Prohealth - North Hollywood N. Hollywood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Mary Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Women's Diagnostic Imaging Medical Center Pasadena Breast Clinic
Laguna Niguel MRI Laguna Niguel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Inglewood Acute Care Hospital
West Valley Imaging Center West Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Newport Diagnostic Center Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Healthplus Imaging - Garden Grove Garden Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
S.A. Diagnostic North Hollywood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Rad - Encino Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Westchester Imaging Medical Group Westchester Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beverly Hills Imaging Center Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
MaxMR Imaging - Anaheim Anaheim Diagnostic Testing Facility
Landmark Imaging Medical Group Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Suburban Medical Center Paramount Acute Care Hospital
Garden Grove MRI Center Garden Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
Santa Clarita Imaging Santa Clarita Diagnostic Testing Facility
Wilshire Imaging Group Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
US Tech Diagnostic Van Nuys Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medford Orthopaedic Medical Arcadia Diagnostic Testing Facility
Electronic Orthopedic Imaging Medical Associates Santa Ana Diagnostic Testing Facility
South Valley Imaging Center Tarzana Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Inglewood Inglewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Opensided MRI of Orange County Laguna Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
RGH Imaging Center Arcadia Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Imaging Newport Coast Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Huntington Beach Huntington Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Magnolia Med Img Cntr - Westminster Westminster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Burbank Advanced Imaging Toluca Lake Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pronet Imaging Medical Group Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sherman Oaks Hospital Sherman Oaks Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Health - Los Angeles Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
L.S.B. Diagnostic Services Van Nuys Diagnostic Testing Facility
Brotman Medical Center Culver City Acute Care Hospital
Electronic Orthopedic Imaging Medical Associates Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Roxbury PET- CT Imaging Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Global MRI Garden Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility
Orange County Diagnostics - Mission Viejo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Orthopaedic Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Lynwood Medical Imaging Lynwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Gabriel Valley Diagnostic Ctr West Covina Diagnostic Testing Facility
Prohealth - West Hills West Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Torrance Torrance Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente San Clemente Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Rad - Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Womens Imaging Newport Beach Breast Clinic
USA Diagnostics Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Medical Group Imaging Center of Glendale Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center Bellflower Acute Care Hospital
Century City Doctors Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Liberty Pacific Advanced Imaging Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN San Dimas Community Hospital San Dimas Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northridge Diagnostic Center Reseda Diagnostic Testing Facility
Micrex Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Hospital Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Specialist of Pasadena Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Radiology (Open Unit) Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Acute Care Hospital
Modern Professional Imaging Westminister Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Holy Cross Imaging Center-santa Clarita Santa Clarita Diagnostic Testing Facility
Rancho Los Amigos MRI Center Downey Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pacific Hospital of Long Beach Long Beach Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center Harbor City Acute Care Hospital
California Diagnostic Img Center Glendora Diagnostic Testing Facility
Precise MRI Corp Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital La Palma Acute Care Hospital
Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
MRI Healthcare Center of Glendale Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Antelope Valley Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Orange County Orange Childrens Hospital
Saint Jude Medical Center Fullerton Acute Care Hospital
DI-Net - Buena Park Buena Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Greater El Monte Community Hospital South El Monte Acute Care Hospital
Harbor-university of California Los Angeles Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Whittier Acute Care Hospital
OpenSided MRI of Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beverly Hills 3 Tesla Imaging Center Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Aurora Breast MRI of Orange County Orange Diagnostic Testing Facility
Huntington Beach Hospital Huntington Beach Acute Care Hospital
City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte Acute Care Hospital
Bay Harbor MRI Harbor City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge Acute Care Hospital
Hi Imaging Medical Center Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
University Imaging Center of Santa Clarita Newhall Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Gardena Gardena Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN Citrus Valley Med Center Covina Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inglewood Imaging Center Inglewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Center at MLK Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Resolution Imaging - MRI Only Santa Monica Diagnostic Testing Facility
Western Imaging, Marina Del Rey Marina Del Rey Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center West Hills Acute Care Hospital
Parkview Imaging MRI Santa Monica Diagnostic Testing Facility
DI-Net - Panorama City Panorama City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills Acute Care Hospital
Omega Imaging Mission Viejo Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Maywood Maywood Diagnostic Testing Facility
East Sunset Imaging Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
SFV Adv Img Cntr/Van Nuys Van Nuys Diagnostic Testing Facility
Cedars-sinai Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Madison Radiology Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Miracle Mile Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital Norwalk Acute Care Hospital
Long Beach Medical Imaging Clinic Long Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Optima Diagnostic Imaging Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vanowen Radiology Van Nuys Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of California Irvine Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Santa Clarita Imaging, A Medical Valencia Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Los Angeles Los Angeles Childrens Hospital
Rad Alliance, Inc. Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
University Img - Santa Clarita Santa Clarita Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pacific Coast MRI Huntington Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medizen Advanced Imaging Fountain Valley Diagnostic Testing Facility
SimonMed Imaging - Irvine Irvine Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lakewood Open MRI Long Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shin MRI Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lifescape Imaging - Cypress Cypress Diagnostic Testing Facility
Opus Imaging Cypress Diagnostic Testing Facility
Huntington Park Radiology Huntington Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
South Coast Medical Center Laguna Beach Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim Acute Care Hospital
Placentia-linda Hospital Placentia Acute Care Hospital
Lancaster Community Hospital Lancaster Acute Care Hospital
LAC USC Imaging Sciences Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
UMI of Downey Downey Diagnostic Testing Facility
Warner Diagnostic Woodland Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Excel Diagnostic Services Lake Forest Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica Acute Care Hospital
Verdugo Hills Hospital Glendale Acute Care Hospital
Whittier Imaging Center Whittier Diagnostic Testing Facility

MRI Procedure FAQ

MRI Facts

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners use a powerful magnetic field (magnetism), radio waves and a computer to produce detailed three dimensional pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. MRI scans do not require x-ray radiation and are noninvasive, usually painless medical tests.

MRI Side Effects

Patients with pacemakers, metal implants or metal chips/clips cannot be scanned. Patients may experience a feeling of claustrophobia when undergoing an MRI scan.

What to Expect Before Your MRI

Your physician or facility may have specific requirements regarding your eating and/or drinking before an MRI. Unless you are told otherwise, you may eat and drink normally before an MRI. Leave all metallic items at home, if possible.

Notify your technologist if you have metal or electronic medical devices in your body!

If a contrast material is required for your MRI, a nurse or technologist will insert an intravenous (IV) into a vein in your hand or arm. It is normal to experience a cool or flushing feeling.

What to Expect During Your MRI

During your MRI, you will likely be asked to lie on a bed that slides into the circular magnet. If you have claustrophobia (a fear of enclosed spaces) or anxiety, you should notify your physician as a mild sedative may be prescribed or an open-sided MRI machine may be used.

Most MRI exams are painless. However, it is normal to feel warm in the area of your body that is being imaged. The entire imaging session should be able to be completed in under an hour.

What to Expect After Your MRI

Unless you have been sedated, an MRI requires no recovery period.

How does an MRI Machine Produce Images?

MRI scanners produce images by creating a strong magnetic field that causes protons inside of the body to move enough to be detected by the MRI’s scanner. This positional information is then interpreted by a computer.

When is an MRI used?

The ability of an MRI to produce images of softer bodies makes it capable of imaging organs and internal structures of the body when other testing has failed. For this reason, an MRI can be used to provide images of a brain, for example, suspected of suffering trauma that is causing swelling and/or bleeding.

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