Seattle, WA MRI Cost Comparison

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A MRI in Seattle costs $1,047 on average when you take the median of the 48 medical providers who perform MRI procedures in Seattle, WA. The least expensive MRI in Seattle is $430 for a MRI Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (Lower Extremity) while the most expensive MRI list price is $1,200 for a Cardiac MRI. There are 14 different types of MRI provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Sound Medical Imaging Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Everett Radia Everett Diagnostic Testing Facility
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center Tacoma Childrens Hospital
Pacific Imaging Mountlake Terrace Diagnostic Testing Facility
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging Northwest Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highline Imaging Burien Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Federal Way Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Northwest Bonney Lake Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Lakewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Union Avenue Open MRI Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Swedish First Hill Diagnostic Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Imaging Auburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seattle Radiologists, A Professional Corporation Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Comprehensive Breast Center Everett Breast Clinic
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Precision Imaging Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Minor and James Medical , Radiology Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stevens Radia Imaging Center Edmonds Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Northwest Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Via Radiology - Meridian Pavilion Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Evergreen Radia Kirkland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic and Wellness Center for Women Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Upright MRI of Seattle Renton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
TRA Medical Imaging Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
PacMed - Inland Pacific Imaging Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way 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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