Can I get an MRI scan without a referral?

You can refer yourself for your MRI scan and don’t need a GP referral. If you require an MRI with contrast please complete the enquiry form.

How much does an MRI cost out of pocket?

In general, MRIs range in cost from $400 to $3,500. Some of the most common MRI scans include: Head MRI: Scan of the brain and nerve tissues. It is most commonly used to detect and diagnose neurological conditions.

How much does it actually cost to get an MRI?

Average Pricing, Select MRI Procedures
CPT/HCPCS CODEProcedure DescriptionDirect Pay Price
70552MRI Brain w/ Cont$1,100
70553MRI Brain w/o & w/ Cont$1,335
70551MRI Brain w/o Cont$863
72149MRI Lumbar Spine w/ Cont$1,100

Can MRI results be seen immediately?

The results from an MRI scan are typically interpreted within 24 hours, and the scans themselves are usually given immediately to the patient on a disc after the MRI is complete.

What’s better CT or MRI?

Both MRIs and CT scans can view internal body structures. However, a CT scan is faster and can provide pictures of tissues, organs, and skeletal structure. An MRI is highly adept at capturing images that help doctors determine if there are abnormal tissues within the body. MRIs are more detailed in their images.

Why is it so difficult to get an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is possible only because of some very advanced technology and the skills of some highly-trained specialists. An MRI is much more complex than an X-ray or CT scan, for example, and there are some built-in reasons why MRIs will always be more expensive than other imaging techniques.

Is MRI cheaper than CT scan?

Cost: CT scans are almost half the price of MRIs. The average computed tomography scan costs around $1,200 while an MRI is about $2,000. Speed: CT scans take much less time than MRIs. The exact time required depends on whether you need a contrast dye for the procedure, but MRIs always require more time for the scan.

Can you claim an MRI on private health?

Generally, an MRI is considered an outpatient service, which isn’t covered by Medicare or private health insurance. Unfortunately, this means that you’ll most likely have to pay the full cost of the MRI yourself.