Frequently Asked MRI Questions

Why An MRI vs. a CT Scan?

An MRI provides better “soft tissue” contrast and provides the doctor with more vital information

What Does An MRI Cost?

Your cost for an MRI at Sensible MRI will cost hundreds of dollars rather than thousands of dollars. Each MRI can be slightly different in what the MRI looks for and whether contrast material needs to be added. You can find out the exact cost of your MRI as soon as we have the doctor’s referral

What Can Be Detected With An MRI?

An MRI can detect certain cancers, brain and spinal cord tumors, nerve damage, injuries and abnormalities of the joints, such as the back and knee. The MRI can also differentiate between fat, water, muscle, and other soft tissues which allows the doctor to give a more accurate analysis of theexisting condition

How Long Does An MRI Take?

An MRI typically lasts between 15 to 90 minutes depending upon the size of the area being scanned and also the number of images being taken.

What Are Some Things That You Should Be Aware Of Before Your MRI?

Remove all metal from your body (rings, chains, ear rings etc.) and from your clothing & Do not apply make-up, deodorant, perfume, or body lotions before your MRI.( These items can contain metals that might interfere with the magnetic field and distort the image)

How Long Does It Take For My Doctor To Get My Results?

In almost all cases your doctor will have your reports within 12-24 hours

What Is Contrast Material?

In some cases a patient may need Contrast Material. It is a liquid that will be given to you in an IV which is placed in your hand or arm. The contrast material is used to increase the sensitivity to potential abnormalities.

Does the MRI Emit Radiation?

NO! The scanner uses magnetic energy and radio waves to create images of your organs and tissues

Can I Use My Health Insurance Plan To Pay For My MRI?

Not at Sensible MRI! The reason that we can offer such a low cost for your MRI is because we do notinvolve an insurance plan. We are a pay by cash service