Salt Lake City, UT MRI Cost Comparison

A MRI in Salt Lake City costs $2,402 on average when you average the List Price of the 17 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Salt Lake City, UT. The cheapest MRI list price in Salt Lake City is $1,450 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $3,700 for a Neck MRI. There are 13 different types of MRI provided in Salt Lake City, listed below, and the list price for each is different. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that the list price of a medical procedure is similar to a Manufacturer's "Suggested Retail Price" and if you shop from the Salt Lake City prviders below you may be able to save money. When you use NewChoiceHealth's Certified Providers, you can save between 40%-60% off List Price. Start shopping today and see what you can save! Get a Free Quote!

MRI Cost Report - Salt Lake City, UT

Abdominal MRI Cost Average $2,550.00
Bone MRI Cost Average $1,550.00
Brain MRI Cost Average $2,550.00
Breast MRI (Both Breasts) Cost Average $2,625.00
Breast MRI (One Breast) Cost Average $3,300.00
Cardiac MRI Cost Average $3,600.00
Chest MRI Cost Average $2,550.00
MRI Cervical Spine Cost Average $1,950.00
MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Cost Average $1,450.00
MRI of Head Cost Average $1,500.00
MRI Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (Upper Extremity) Cost Average $1,500.00
Neck MRI Cost Average $3,700.00
Pelvic MRI Cost Average $2,400.00
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Mountain Medical - Murray
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Mountain Medical Imaging Center 5323 S. Woodrow Street, Suite 100 Murray (801) 713-0600

Compare MRI Providers in Salt Lake City, UT

Facility City Type
Mountain Medical Imaging Center Murray Diagnostic Testing Facility
Primary Children's Medical Center Salt Lake City Childrens Hospital
Pioneer Valley Hospital West Valley City Acute Care Hospital
Wasatch Imaging Sandy Diagnostic Testing Facility
Salt Lake MRI South Jordan Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Mark's Hospital Salt Lake City Acute Care Hospital
Salt Lake Clinic Radiology Salt Lake City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Millcreek Imaging Salt Lake City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mountain West Medical Center Tooele Acute Care Hospital
Holladay Instacare Holladay Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Intermountain Salt Lake City Childrens Hospital
University of Utah Health Care Salt Lake City Acute Care Hospital
Lds Hospital Salt Lake City Acute Care Hospital
Alta View Hospital Sandy Acute Care Hospital
Park City Imaging Park City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jordan Valley Medical Center West Jordan Acute Care Hospital
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center Salt Lake City Acute Care Hospital

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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