Boston, MA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Boston costs $919 on average when you take the median of the 61 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive MRI in Boston is $340 for a MRI of Head while the most expensive MRI list price is $1,250 for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (General MRI). There are 14 different types of MRI provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Women's Health Imaging Suite Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
In Med Diagnostic Services Stoneham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Coolidge Corner Imaging Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
The MRI Center of Woburn Woburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Suburban Imaging Center Wellesley Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Shields MRI of Framingham Framingham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital Boston Boston Childrens Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
North Shore Magnetic Imaging Center Peabody Diagnostic Testing Facility
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Milton Radiologists Milton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Shields MRI Weymouth Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Shields MRI Boston Western Ave Brighton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shields MRI Boston Granite Ave Boston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Longwood MRI Specialists Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Merrimack Imaging North Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Essex and Optima Medical Imaging Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston Childrens Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Dedham Dedham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metrowest MRI Framingham Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Shields MRI Lahey Clinic Peabody Diagnostic Testing Facility
Weymouth MRI Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pentucket Medical Radiology Haverhill Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI of Chelmsford Chelmsford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Portsmouth Radiological Portsmouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shields MRI Brockton Brockton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Derry Imaging Center Derry Diagnostic Testing Facility
Physician Diagnostics South Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley MRI Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shields MRI Wellesley Wellesley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shields Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
The Mclean Hospital Corporation Belmont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seacoast Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Plymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jordan Hospital Plymouth 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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