St. Louis, MO MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in St. Louis costs $936 on average when you take the median of the 69 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in St. Louis, MO. The least expensive MRI in St. Louis is $370 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $1,100 for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (General MRI). There are 14 different types of MRI provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Hampton Open MRI St. Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Metro Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Florissant Open MRI Florissant Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
The Imaging Center Florissant Diagnostic Testing Facility
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Ofallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Imaging Center of Alton, LLC Alton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of St. Louis St. Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Twin Rivers MRI Alton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Medical Center - Radiology Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Square Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Sullivan Open MRI Sullivan Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Ranken Jordan Maryland Heights Childrens Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Frontenac Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Imaging Center of Southern Illinois Maryville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Imaging Center at Wolf Creek, LLC Swansea Diagnostic Testing Facility
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
St. Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Watson Imaging Center St. Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vista Imaging of Jefferson County Festus Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Mid-america Imaging O Fallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southern Illinois Imaging Waterloo Diagnostic Testing Facility
South County Open MRI Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Big Bend Imaging Kirkwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of St. Charles County Saint Peters Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Partners of St. Peters, LLC St. Peters Diagnostic Testing Facility
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Partners of Missouri Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
St. Peters MRI and Imaging St. Peters Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Professional Imaging Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Berland Diagnostic Imaging Center of Creve Coeur St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
OpenSided MRI of St. Louis, LLC St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles 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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