Pittsburgh, PA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Pittsburgh costs $924 on average when you take the median of the 46 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. The least expensive MRI in Pittsburgh is $390 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $1,100 for a Cardiac MRI. There are 14 different types of MRI provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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North Pittsburgh Imaging Specialists
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North Pittsburgh Imaging Specialists 6001 Stonewood Drive Wexford (724) 935-6200

Compare MRI Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
North Pittsburgh Imaging Specialists Wexford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
West Mifflin Imaging Associates West Mifflin Diagnostic Testing Facility
Regional Diagnostics Homstead Diagnostic Testing Facility
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
Premier Medical Radiology Monroeville Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
Centre Commons MRI and CT Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Acute Care Hospital
Regional Diagnostics Clairton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
Weinstein Imaging Associates, P. C. Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Allegheny Imaging of Mccandless Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center South Side Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Monroeville Imaging Center Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
The Center for Medical Imaging Greensburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
Highfield Open MRI Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Aliquippa Community Hospital Aliquippa Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
St Clair Osteoporosis Center Bethel Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of Connellsville Connellsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Excela Rcl PET CT Imaging Greensburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Monroeville Diagnostic Imaging Monroeville Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
The Children's Institute Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh 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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