Providence, RI MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Providence costs $878 on average when you take the median of the 29 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Providence, RI. The least expensive MRI in Providence is $430 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $900 for a Breast MRI (One Breast). There are 13 different types of MRI provided in Providence, 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 Providence 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 Providence, RI

Facility City Type
Shields MRI St. Luke’s Hospital New Bedford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Women and Infants Hospital Providence Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Consultants Norton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lincoln Radiology Lincoln Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Anne's Hospital Fall River Acute Care Hospital
Rhode Island Medical Imaging East Prov Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Pawtucket Acute Care Hospital
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital North Providence Acute Care Hospital
Nate Whipple Radiology Cumberland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northwestern Ri Imaging Center Johnston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Rhode Island Medical Imaging Providence Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bristol County Open MRI Bristol Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inmed Diagnostic Services of RI Warwick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kent Hospital Warwick Acute Care Hospital
Newport Hospital Newport Acute Care Hospital
Sturdy Memorial Hospital Attleboro Acute Care Hospital
Shields MRI Dartmouth Dartmouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Morton Hospital and Medical Center Taunton Acute Care Hospital
Coventry Imaging Associates Coventry Diagnostic Testing Facility
Xra Medical Imaging Cranston Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Westerly Hospital Westerly Acute Care Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital Providence Acute Care Hospital
Coastal Medical Providence Diagnostic Testing Facility
Roger Williams Medical Center Providence Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of New England Cumberland Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Miriam Hospital Providence Acute Care Hospital
Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River Acute Care Hospital
Landmark Medical Center - Woonsocket Unit Woonsocket Acute Care Hospital
South County Hospital Wakefield 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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