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|MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Cost Average||$420 - $1,100||Free Quote|
|Brain MRI Cost Average||$725 - $1,850||Free Quote|
|MRI of Head Cost Average||$440 - $1,150||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (Both Breasts) Cost Average||$800 - $2,100||Free Quote|
|Neck MRI Cost Average||$1,050 - $2,700||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (One Breast) Cost Average||$2,250 - $5,700||Free Quote|
|Abdominal MRI Cost Average||$750 - $1,900||Free Quote|
|Pelvic MRI Cost Average||$725 - $1,850||Free Quote|
|Cardiac MRI Cost Average||$1,300 - $3,400||Free Quote|
|Bone MRI Cost Average||$450 - $1,200||Free Quote|
|MRI Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (Upper Extremity) Cost Average||$430 - $1,150||Free Quote|
|Chest MRI Cost Average||$825 - $2,100||Free Quote|
|MRI Cervical Spine Cost Average||$550 - $1,450||Free Quote|
|Saint Louise Regional Hospital||Gilroy||Acute Care Hospital|
|Valley Radiology - Montpelier||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Valley Imaging Partners - Los Gatos||Los Gatos||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Palo Alto Medical Imaging||Palo Alto||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|O'Connor MRI||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital||Hollister||Acute Care Hospital|
|Silicon Valley MRI||Los Gatos||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Northern California Womens Imaging||Palo Alto||Breast Clinic|
|San Jose Imaging Center||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Stanford Hospital||Stanford||Acute Care Hospital|
|Insight Imaging - Los Gatos MRI||Los Gatos||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Valley Radiology - Samaritan||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|El Camino Hospital||Mountain View||Acute Care Hospital|
|Santa Clara Imaging||Santa Clara||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center||Santa Clara||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mirage Imaging Center||Los Gatos||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|South Valley Imaging Center||Gilroy||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa-san Jose Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Regional Medical Center of San Jose||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Just X-rays||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Palo Alto Medical Foundation||Palo Alto||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Health Diagnostics of Ca.||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|South Bay Imaging Center||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|PremiereScan||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Valley Radiology - Mountain View||Mountain View||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Children's Recovery Center of Northern California||Campbell||Childrens Hospital|
|California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc.||San Jose||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford||Palo Alto||Childrens Hospital|
|O'connor Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
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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