New Orleans, LA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in New Orleans costs $807 on average when you take the median of the 43 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in New Orleans, LA. The least expensive MRI in New Orleans is $350 for a MRI of Head while the most expensive MRI list price is $900 for a Neck MRI. There are 13 different types of MRI provided in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans 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 New Orleans, LA

Facility City Type
Diagnostic Imaging Services Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
River Parishes Hospital Laplace Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Louisiana Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Imaging Services Slidell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Regional Radiology Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
ProScan Imaging West Bank Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
Magnolia Diagnostics New Orleans Diagnostic Testing Facility
Delta Imaging Slidell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Charles Parish Hospital Luling Acute Care Hospital
Medical Center Diagnostics Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sound Diagnostics Kenner Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero Acute Care Hospital
Saint Tammany Parish Hospital Covington Acute Care Hospital
Southern Surgical Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Services Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Touro Infirmary New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Gretna Acute Care Hospital
Fairway Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Louisiana Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
Jab Rad Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
MD Imaging Slidell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Imaging Services Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stand-up Open MRI Centers of La Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Doctors Imaging Services Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
ProScan Imaging East Bank Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Premier MRI4U Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Slidell Memorial Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Louisiana Heart Hospital Lacombe Acute Care Hospital
North Shore MRI Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tulane-lakeside Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
OpenSided MRI of New Orleans, LLC Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Northshore Regional Medical Center Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital New Orleans Childrens Hospital
Metairie Imaging Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tulane University Health Sciences Center New Orleans Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner Kenner Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Services New Orleans Diagnostic Testing Facility
Crescent City Diagnostics Chalmette 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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