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|MRI Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (Upper Extremity) Cost Average||$390 - $1,000||Free Quote|
|MRI Cervical Spine Cost Average||$525 - $1,350||Free Quote|
|MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Cost Average||$370 - $975||Free Quote|
|Magnetic Resonance Imaging (General MRI) Cost Average||$1,100 - $2,850||Free Quote|
|Abdominal MRI Cost Average||$700 - $1,850||Free Quote|
|MRI of Head Cost Average||$400 - $1,050||Free Quote|
|Bone MRI Cost Average||$410 - $1,050||Free Quote|
|Brain MRI Cost Average||$650 - $1,700||Free Quote|
|Neck MRI Cost Average||$925 - $2,400||Free Quote|
|Chest MRI Cost Average||$750 - $1,950||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (One Breast) Cost Average||$900 - $2,325||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (Both Breasts) Cost Average||$700 - $1,850||Free Quote|
|Pelvic MRI Cost Average||$650 - $1,650||Free Quote|
|Cardiac MRI Cost Average||$950 - $2,475||Free Quote|
|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|
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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