MRI Scan Costs at GWIC

MRI is a diagnostic imaging exam that uses a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency signals to create pictures of organs and structures inside the body. MRI gives additional and different information about internal structures than can be seen with other imaging modalities and in many cases will show issues that cannot be seen with other imaging technologies.

Your physician will order a Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam for many reasons including evaluating tumors, bleeding, injury or trauma, vasculature diseases, or infection. MRI also may be done to provide more information about a problem seen with other imaging modalities. Frequently, contrast agents will be used during the MRI scan to show abnormal tissue more clearly. Briefly, an MRI scan is indicated for the following:

  • Evaluate the brain for tumors, aneurysms, hemorrhage or bleeding, stroke and other problem
  • Evaluate problems with the eyes, optic nerves, ears, sinuses, TMJ, and auditory nerves
  • Investigate the internal and external structures of the chest such as the heart, heart valves and vessels, lungs, chest vasculature, and breasts
  • Visualize the blood vessels and the flow of blood through them to find problems of the arteries and veins, such as aneurysms, obstructions, or tears in the lining of vessels
  • Investigate abdomen and pelvis to view the gastrointestinal system, the liver, kidneys, pancreas, and the reproductive system to find tumors, bleeding, injury, etc
  • Evaluate the musculoskeletal system for arthritis, infections, tumors, tears, and breaks
  • Assess the discs and nerves of the spine for conditions such as stenosis or narrowing, disc ruptures, tumors, infection and inflammation

MRI scans provide radiologists with incredibly detailed, comprehensive, and accurate images of internal structures which otherwise would not be visible using other imaging modalities or available in all three imaging planes to provide a three-dimensional view of the structure. With MRI scans, clinicians are able to make improved decisions about diagnoses, treatment options, and the effectiveness of surgery, interventions and other treatments.

Typical costs and ranges for MRI services at GWIC

Typical costs for MRI services depend on whether or not contrast agents are used and the type of scan performed. The final charges for an MRI scan are highly dependent on the insurance carrier so all questions about what you will be charged should be directed to your insurance carrier. However, we can provide ranges for the most common MRI Scan Costs, which are always subject to change.

MRI Without Contrast: $500 $800
MRI With Contrast: $650 – $950
MRI With and Without Contrast: $900 – $1,685

Greater Waterbury Imaging Center specializes in MRI scans for patients in the greater Waterbury, CT area.  For people who have claustrophobia, the scanner at Greater Waterbury Imaging Center is a wide-open bore magnet.  We are committed to providing you with easy access to care, a comfortable exam and fast, accurate results. Physicians and patients throughout our community depend on us to provide exceptional MRI services. GWIC is located on the campus of Waterbury Hospital, adjacent to the Emergency Department. We have our own private, gated parking area for the convenience of our patients. If you are looking for an experienced and professional facility to have your MRI scan, contact us for more information or to set up an appointment for your patients, call 203-573-7674.