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|MRI Cervical Spine Cost Average||$460 - $1,200||Free Quote|
|Neck MRI Cost Average||$850 - $2,250||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (Both Breasts) Cost Average||$675 - $1,700||Free Quote|
|Chest MRI Cost Average||$625 - $1,600||Free Quote|
|Brain MRI Cost Average||$600 - $1,550||Free Quote|
|Cardiac MRI Cost Average||$650 - $1,700||Free Quote|
|MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Cost Average||$350 - $900||Free Quote|
|Pelvic MRI Cost Average||$600 - $1,550||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (One Breast) Cost Average||$750 - $1,950||Free Quote|
|Abdominal MRI Cost Average||$625 - $1,650||Free Quote|
|Bone MRI Cost Average||$360 - $950||Free Quote|
|MRI Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (Upper Extremity) Cost Average||$360 - $925||Free Quote|
|MRI of Head Cost Average||$360 - $925||Free Quote|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging (General MRI) Cost Average||$310 - $800||Free Quote|
|Gateway Radiology - Valley Radiology Consultants||Poway||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Valley Radiology - Carlsbad||Carlsbad||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Pacific Imaging and Treatment Center||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser||San Diego||Acute Care Hospital|
|Fallbrook Hospital||Fallbrook||Acute Care Hospital|
|Regents Imaging - La Jolla||La Jolla||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Parkway on Elm - Valley Radiology Consultants||Escondido||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Del Mar Medical Imaging||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla||La Jolla||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women||San Diego||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center||Chula Vista||Acute Care Hospital|
|San Diego Imaging Chula Vista||Chula Vista||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Alvarado Hospital Medical Center||San Diego||Acute Care Hospital|
|SMI Imaging Center||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|University of California, San Diego Medical Center||San Diego||Acute Care Hospital|
|Scripps Mercy Hospital||San Diego||Acute Care Hospital|
|Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas||Encinitas||Acute Care Hospital|
|Palomar Medical Center||Escondido||Acute Care Hospital|
|California Orthopaedic Institute||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Encinitas MRI Center||Encinitas||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Ucsd Department of Radiology||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Scripps Green Hospital||La Jolla||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sharp Memorial Hospital||San Diego||Acute Care Hospital|
|Paradise Valley Hospital||National City||Acute Care Hospital|
|Imaging Healthcare Specialists||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|San Diego Imaging - Chula Vista||Chula Vista||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego||San Diego||Childrens Hospital|
|Tri-city Medical Center||Oceanside||Acute Care Hospital|
|Sharp and Children's MRI Center||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Sharp and Childrens MRI Center||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Carlsbad Imaging Center||Carlsbad||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Scripps MRI Center at Encinitas||Encinitas||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Sharp Grossmont Hospital||La Mesa||Acute Care Hospital|
|My Imaging Center - Fallbrook||Fallbrook||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Ucsd Center for Molecular Imaging||San Diego||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
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.
Patients with pacemakers, metal implants or metal chips/clips cannot be scanned. Patients may experience a feeling of claustrophobia when undergoing an MRI scan.
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.
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.
Unless you have been sedated, an MRI requires no recovery period.
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.
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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