Seattle, WA MRI Cost Comparison

A MRI in Seattle costs $2,802 on average when you average the List Price of the 61 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Seattle, WA. The cheapest MRI list price in Seattle is $1,600 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $4,600 for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (General MRI). There are 14 different types of MRI provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 - Seattle, WA

Cheapest
$1,600
Average
$2,802
Highest
$4,600
Abdominal MRI Cost Average $2,700.00
Bone MRI Cost Average $1,700.00
Brain MRI Cost Average $2,700.00
Breast MRI (Both Breasts) Cost Average $3,000.00
Breast MRI (One Breast) Cost Average $3,800.00
Cardiac MRI Cost Average $4,400.00
Chest MRI Cost Average $2,850.00
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (General MRI) Cost Average $4,600.00
MRI Cervical Spine Cost Average $2,100.00
MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Cost Average $1,600.00
MRI of Head Cost Average $1,700.00
MRI Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (Upper Extremity) Cost Average $1,650.00
Neck MRI Cost Average $3,800.00
Pelvic MRI Cost Average $2,625.00

Compare MRI Providers in Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Minor and James Medical , Radiology Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
PEMC Monroe Radiology Monroe Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Radiology Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
South Center Imaging Tukwila Diagnostic Testing Facility
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
Nydic Open MRI of America-Federal Way Federal Way Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
TRA Medical Imaging Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Providence Comprehensive Breast Center Everett Breast Clinic
Stevens Radia Everett Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Northwest Bonney Lake Diagnostic Testing Facility
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Overlake Breast MRI Bellevue Breast Clinic
Medical Imaging Northwest Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stevens Radia Imaging Center Edmonds Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Federal Way Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sound Medical Imaging Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pacific Imaging Mountlake Terrace Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Radiologists, A Professional Corporation Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center Tacoma Childrens Hospital
Brain Matters Imaging Centers Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Federal Way MRI and Diagnostic Center Everett Diagnostic Testing Facility
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Objective Diagnostics and Research Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Swedish First Hill Diagnostic Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
PacMed - Inland Pacific Imaging Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Imaging Auburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic and Wellness Center for Women Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Open Imaging Lynnwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Everett Radia Everett Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Lakewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Northwest Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Swedish Radia Issaquah Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Radia Kirkland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Medical Imaging Nw Good Samaritan Community Healthcare Imaging Alliance Lakewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
PEMC Harbour Pointe Radiology Mukilteo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highline Imaging Burien Diagnostic Testing Facility
Precision Imaging Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Upright MRI of Seattle Renton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Union Avenue Open MRI Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
Via Radiology - Meridian Pavilion Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup 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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