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|Brain MRI Cost Average||$625 - $1,650||Free Quote|
|MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) Cost Average||$370 - $950||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (One Breast) Cost Average||$900 - $2,325||Free Quote|
|Cardiac MRI Cost Average||$600 - $1,550||Free Quote|
|Pelvic MRI Cost Average||$600 - $1,550||Free Quote|
|Chest MRI Cost Average||$675 - $1,700||Free Quote|
|MRI Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (Upper Extremity) Cost Average||$380 - $1,000||Free Quote|
|Abdominal MRI Cost Average||$625 - $1,650||Free Quote|
|Neck MRI Cost Average||$875 - $2,250||Free Quote|
|MRI Cervical Spine Cost Average||$490 - $1,300||Free Quote|
|Bone MRI Cost Average||$400 - $1,050||Free Quote|
|MRI of Head Cost Average||$400 - $1,050||Free Quote|
|Breast MRI (Both Breasts) Cost Average||$700 - $1,800||Free Quote|
|Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville||Huntersville||Acute Care Hospital|
|Carolinas Medical Center - Union||Monroe||Acute Care Hospital|
|Gaston Memorial Hospital||Gastonia||Acute Care Hospital|
|Presbyterian Hospital Matthews||Matthews||Acute Care Hospital|
|Presbyterian Imaging Center University||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|The Imaging Center at Baxter Village||Fort Mill||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Carolinas Imaging Services Ballantyne||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Piedmont Medical Center||Rock Hill||Acute Care Hospital|
|Carolinas Medical Center - University||Charlotte||Acute Care Hospital|
|Presbyterian Imaging Center Randolph||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging||Gastonia||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Carolinas Imaging Services Southpark||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Presbyterian Breast Center||Charlotte||Breast Clinic|
|Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy||Charlotte||Acute Care Hospital|
|Union West MRI Center||Indian Trail||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital||Charlotte||Acute Care Hospital|
|Presbyterian Imaging Center Ballantyne||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Carolinas Medical Center||Charlotte||Acute Care Hospital|
|Presbyterian Hospital||Charlotte||Acute Care Hospital|
|Presbyterian Imaging Center Museum||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Metrolina Neurodiagnostic Center||Rock Hill||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Carolinas Imaging Services Huntersville||Huntersville||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Access Medical Imaging||Concord||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Carolinas Medical Center - Northeast||Concord||Acute Care Hospital|
|Gaston Radiology||Gastonia||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Mecklenburg Diagnostic Imaging||Charlotte||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
|Anson Community Hospital||Wadesboro||Acute Care Hospital|
|North Carolina Diagnostic Imaging||Concord||Diagnostic Testing Facility|
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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