Oakland, CA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Oakland costs $1,000 on average when you take the median of the 81 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Oakland, CA. The least expensive MRI in Oakland is $400 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $2,000 for a Breast MRI (One Breast). There are 13 different types of MRI provided in Oakland, 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 Oakland providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Compare MRI Providers in Oakland, CA

Facility City Type
Health Diagnostics - Burlingame Burlingame Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Pacific Advanced Imaging San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stuart S. London, MD, Inc. Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Concord Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
Emeryville Advanced Imag. Emeryville Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
East Bay Sports Medicine Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Mateo Medical Center San Mateo Acute Care Hospital
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Radnet Med Imag - San Francisco San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
InSight Imaging SFMRC San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Rose Hospital Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch Acute Care Hospital
AIN St. Luke's Hospital San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon Acute Care Hospital
North Bay MRI Pinole Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
NORCAL Imaging - Open MRI of Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - San Leandro San Leandro Diagnostic Testing Facility
Hilltop Imaging and Diagnostic Richmond Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Insights Diagnostic Center, Inc Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Diagnostics of Ca. Menlo Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. San Bruno Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Adv. Img. - Atherton Atherton Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Fremont Fremont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Memorial Center Livermore Acute Care Hospital
Financial District Foot and Ankle Center San Francisco Physician Group
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Diagnostics - Daly City Daly City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laurel Grove Hospital Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Daly City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates So San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pleasanton Diagnostic Imaging Pleasanton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Radiology - Redwood City Redwood City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highland Hospital Oakland Acute Care Hospital
La Clinica De La Raza Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez Acute Care Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Goldenview Imaging and Diagnostics Pleasanton Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Marin Magnetic Imaging Greenbrae Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Oakland Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Novato Community Hospital Novato Acute Care Hospital
Antioch Magnetic Imaging Antioch Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Pleasanton Pleasanton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland Acute Care Hospital
AIN San Ramon Regional Med Ctr San Ramon Diagnostic Testing Facility
InSight Imaging - East Bay San Ramon Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN Washington West Imaging Center Fremont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Acute Care Hospital
Health Diagnostics - San Rafael San Rafael Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inview Medical Imaging Fremont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pacific Imaging Consultants, A Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Moss Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
St. Francis Memorial Hosp. S.F. San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland Oakland Childrens Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael Acute Care Hospital
Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
Health Diagnostics - San Francisco (Open) San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Diagnostics - Redwood City Redwood City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Berkeley Diagnostic Testing Facility
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Peninsula Ultrasound, Mammography and Radiology Services Medical Group San Mateo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alameda Hospital Alameda Acute Care Hospital
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae Acute Care Hospital
Pittsburg Open MRI Pittsburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of San Ramon San Ramon Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Health Diagnostics - San Francisco San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seton Medical Center Daly 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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