Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) FAQs
Computed Tomography (CT) FAQs
Medical Imaging Services FAQs
Do you accept insurance?
No, insurance is not accepted. However, if you would like to apply this towards your deductible, a doctor’s referral is required.
What is a deductible?
Your deductible is the amount that you owe for your health care services before your health insurance begins to pay. For example, if your deductible is $2000, your health insurance plan won’t pay for anything until you have met your $2000 deductible.
Who will perform my exam?
A certified, registered technologist.
What does the price include?
The price includes all the technical and professional components.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
A doctor’s referral is not necessary unless you plan on applying this visit towards your deductible or Health Savings Plan.
How do I pay for my scan?
100% will be due at the time of scheduling your appointment. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, a 48 hour notice will be required otherwise 50% of your payment will be forfeited. You may pay with cash, credit or debit card.
What is a MRI?
A MRI is a machine that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to look inside a patient and create detailed images of your organs and tissues.
Is there any risk?
There is no health risk associated with an MRI.
Can I have a MRI when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please contact us to discuss options for you.
Why is the scanner so noisy?
It is so noisy due to the magnetic field that is created by running electrical currents through a coiled wire.
What if I am claustrophobic?
We do have an Open MRI that is available for use. Please let us know when you are scheduling your appointment as it is only available at certain locations.
How long does a MRI take?
Usually a MRI does not take longer than an hour; however, it depends on the test being performed.
What is a CT scan?
CT stands for Computerized Tomography. It is an x-ray technique that combines a series of x-ray views taken from different angles and computer processing to produce images of your bones and soft tissues.
What happens during a CT scan?
You will lie on a table and the table will move slowly through the gantry as it rotates around you.
How long with the CT scan take?
Typically, CT scans take only a few minutes.