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.

MRA Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
New York, NY MRA Cost Average $1,050 - $2,775
Los Angeles, CA MRA Cost Average $825 - $2,175
Miami, FL MRA Cost Average $925 - $2,400
Dallas, TX MRA Cost Average $900 - $2,325
Houston, TX MRA Cost Average $1,000 - $2,550
Philadelphia, PA MRA Cost Average $1,150 - $2,925
Phoenix, AZ MRA Cost Average $1,100 - $2,775
Atlanta, GA MRA Cost Average $1,050 - $2,625
Washington, DC MRA Cost Average $1,050 - $2,625
Chicago, IL MRA Cost Average $975 - $2,550
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Specific MRA Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
MRA Brain Cost Average $500 - $10,800
MR Angiography Neck (MRA MRI Neck) Cost Average $1,950 - $9,500
Chest MRI (Angiography) Cost Average $500 - $7,600
MRA of Abdomen Cost Average $1,450 - $8,200
MRA of Pelvis Cost Average $500 - $7,600
MRI of Lower Extremity Cost Average $500 - $14,900
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Featured Facilities that Perform MRA

Name Location Price Range
Certified Providers Price Range
Cheyenne Radiology Group Cheyenne , WY $650 - $1,600
Providers Price Range
Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County Martinsville , VA $775 - $3,300
Medica Forsyth Open MRI and CT Cumming , GA $700 - $2,475
Wilson Medical Center Wilson , NC $1,350 - $4,400
Austin Medical Center Austin , MN $1,400 - $5,500
Parkland Health Center - Farmington Farmington , MO $1,450 - $3,200
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Saint Cloud , MN $650 - $2,250
Amerirad Morgantown , WV $600 - $2,000
Medical Imaging Consultants Omaha , NE $600 - $2,025
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Duluth , MN $650 - $2,250
Priority Radiology New Albany , IN $625 - $2,100
Saint Anthony's Memorial Hospital Effingham , IL $1,800 - $7,400
Radiology Medical Group of Santa Cruz County , South County Imaging Freedom , CA $700 - $2,400
Rochelle Community Hospital Rochelle , IL $1,200 - $7,500
St.bernards Imaging Center Jonesboro , AR $575 - $1,950
Sun View Imaging, Inc. Las Cruces , NM $625 - $2,100
Alamogordo Imaging Center Alamogordo , NM $625 - $2,100
Theda Clark Medical Center Neenah , WI $675 - $3,400
Marion Regional Imaging Marion , OH $650 - $2,175
Lowcountry Imaging Associates Walterboro , SC $600 - $2,100
Durham Diagnostic Imaging - Henderson Henderson , NC $625 - $2,175
Stormont-Vail Women's Health Center Topeka , KS $600 - $2,100
Open MRI of Auburn Opelika Opelika , AL $600 - $2,000
Decatur County Memorial Hospital Greensburg , IN $1,800 - $8,100
Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville Nelsonville , OH $1,050 - $7,600
Alaska Imaging Associates Anchorage , AK $725 - $2,550
Madison Avenue MRI New York , NY $875 - $3,000
ProScan Imaging of Troy, LLC Troy , OH $725 - $2,400
Open Air MRI of Laurel Laurel , MS $600 - $2,000
Titusville Area Hospital Titusville , PA $1,300 - $4,100

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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