Portland, OR MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Portland costs $1,029 on average when you take the median of the 32 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Portland, OR. The least expensive MRI in Portland is $430 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $1,250 for a Breast MRI (One Breast). There are 14 different types of MRI provided in Portland, 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 Portland 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 Portland, OR

Facility City Type
Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
East Portland Imaging Center , Epic Imaging West Beaverton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Willamette Falls Hospital Oregon City Acute Care Hospital
Willamette Valley Medical Center Mcminnville Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Meridian Park Hospital Tualatin Acute Care Hospital
Vancouver Radiologists Vancouver Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Milwaukie Hospital Milwaukie Acute Care Hospital
Siker Imaging West - 3T MRI Portland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Siker Imaging East – 3T MRI Portland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Portland Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Center for Medical Imaging at Bridgeport Tigard Diagnostic Testing Facility
Legacy Imaging St Helens Saint Helens Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Medical Imaging at Tanasbourne Hillsboro Diagnostic Testing Facility
Body Imaging Radiology Beaverton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Oregon Health and Science University Hospital Portland Acute Care Hospital
Open Advanced MRI of Gresham Gresham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Newberg Hospital Newberg Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Open Advanced MRI of Tigard Portland Diagnostic Testing Facility
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Imaging Centers Vancouver Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mt. Scott Diagnostic Imaging Happy Valley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open Advanced MRI of Vancouver Vancouver Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas Acute Care Hospital
Tuality Community Hospital Hillsboro Acute Care Hospital
Bridgeport MRI Tigard Diagnostic Testing Facility
Epic Imaging East Portland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mountainview MRI Gresham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Adventist Medical Center Portland Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Vancouver Acute Care Hospital
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Gresham 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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