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At St Mary Open MRI, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and top-notch technology to help diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions. With our cutting-edge MRI technology and expert team of healthcare professionals, we are here to help you feel confident and secure during every step of your journey.
What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive medical imaging procedure that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of your body. This allows doctors to see the structure and function of your organs and tissues, helping them diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.
Who needs MRI?
MRI scans are safe and effective for a wide range of patients, including those with chronic conditions, injuries, and suspected tumors or other abnormalities. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been referred for an MRI by your doctor, it’s important to schedule an appointment to get a comprehensive and accurate diagnosis.
What does MRI involve?
You will lie on a table that slides into a large, tube-like machine. The machine will produce a strong magnetic field and radio waves to capture images of your body. You will hear a loud knocking noise during the scan, but you will be given earplugs or headphones to reduce the noise. The scan usually lasts 30-60 minutes, and you will be able to relax and communicate with the technologist throughout.
To prepare for your MRI scan, we recommend wearing comfortable clothing and removing any metal objects, such as jewelry or eyeglasses. You may also be asked to fast before the scan, depending on the type of exam you are having. Our team of experienced technologists will provide detailed instructions and answer any questions you may have before the scan.
Are there any risks?
At St Mary Open MRI, we understand the importance of a thorough and safe diagnostic process. While MRI is considered safe for most patients, there are some potential risks to keep in mind, including
How Much Does MRI Scan Usually Cost?
Our self-pay fee for an MRI scan starts from $350 and may vary depending upon the scan type and intensity.
We accept most insurance plans to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. For patients with insurance, we will work directly with your provider to ensure that the cost of your MRI is covered
Why Choose Us
A better day starts with a better health.
Frequently Ask Questions
Answers to common questions about MRI, insurance, and appointment process.
MRI scans are used to diagnose a range of medical conditions by creating detailed images of the body's internal organs and tissues.
Open MRIs offer a wider, more comfortable opening for patients who may feel claustrophobic in traditional MRI machines.
No, an MRI is not painful. It is a non-invasive procedure that only involves lying still on a table while the images are taken.
The duration of an MRI scan varies depending on the type of scan and the area being imaged, but it usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour.
Yes, you may be asked to remove metal objects and wear comfortable clothing without metal zippers or buttons. You may also be asked to not eat or drink before the scan.