San Jose, CA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in San Jose costs $1,109 on average when you take the median of the 31 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in San Jose, CA. The least expensive MRI in San Jose is $400 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $2,250 for a Breast MRI (One Breast). There are 13 different types of MRI provided in San Jose, 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 San Jose 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 San Jose, CA

Facility City Type
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose Acute Care Hospital
O'connor Hospital San Jose Acute Care Hospital
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Hollister Acute Care Hospital
Valley Imaging Partners - Los Gatos Los Gatos Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Recovery Center of Northern California Campbell Childrens Hospital
Just X-rays San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Insight Imaging - Los Gatos MRI Los Gatos Diagnostic Testing Facility
PremiereScan San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose Acute Care Hospital
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Palo Alto Childrens Hospital
Mirage Imaging Center Los Gatos Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Radiology - Montpelier San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley Radiology - Mountain View Mountain View Diagnostic Testing Facility
Regional Medical Center of San Jose San Jose Acute Care Hospital
Health Diagnostics of Ca. San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center Santa Clara Acute Care Hospital
Valley Radiology - Samaritan San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa-san Jose Medical Center San Jose Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Silicon Valley MRI Los Gatos Diagnostic Testing Facility
Palo Alto Medical Foundation Palo Alto Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Jose Imaging Center San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Louise Regional Hospital Gilroy Acute Care Hospital
South Bay Imaging Center San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
O'Connor MRI San Jose Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stanford Hospital Stanford Acute Care Hospital
Northern California Womens Imaging Palo Alto Breast Clinic
El Camino Hospital Mountain View Acute Care Hospital
Santa Clara Imaging Santa Clara Diagnostic Testing Facility
South Valley Imaging Center Gilroy Diagnostic Testing Facility
Palo Alto Medical Imaging Palo Alto Diagnostic Testing Facility

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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