MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) treatments abroad

How much does an MRI cost?

On average, the same MRI in the US can cost between $600 and $2600 depending on what hospital you visit. At Mozocare, our partner clinics offer MRI's starting at $170 as a flat rate. Most patients save about 80% on the cost of medical procedures simply by traveling to another country. Where can I go to get an MRI abroad? We have partner clinics offering MRI's in Hungary, Israel, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. How can Mozocare help me find an MRI abroad? Patients can access our network of over 300 clinics and hospitals worldwide using our custom-built search engine. You can then filter the results by location, procedures offered at the clinic, and other services the clinic offers. If you are looking to have more than one procedure performed, you can search for clinics that offer both and save yourself an extra office visit.

If you are traveling a long distance for treatment, you might want to make sure the clinic has amenities like free Wifi or a car service from the hotel or airport. We list the price for an MRI up-front, alongside the accreditations the clinic has earned and their rating from other patients. The clinic's profile has more information about the clinic including languages spoken at the clinic (and whether or not interpreter services are available), profiles of the staff members, and complete reviews from other patients. From here you can send the clinic an inquiry using our secure messaging service and their response will go right to your email inbox. You can also see where the clinic is located and learn more about MRI's or other procedures. If you need more help selecting a clinic or if you have any questions about our partner clinics you can contact the Mozocare Care Team using the green tab in the lower right-hand corner.,

What affects the final cost of MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Body part to be diagnosed
  • Choice of Hospital/Clinic
  • Technological ability of the hospital
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses

Hospitals for MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

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About MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is used to create detailed images of internal organs and tissue. The process involves the use of magnets and radio waves to create high resolution and detailed images of an organ or tissue, in order to help making a diagnosis or devising a treatment plan. An MRI scan can be performed on the brain, chest, abdomen, heart or spine and is a painless process.

Some scans may require a contrast material to be injected into the blood, in order to help create as much detail as possible. Similar scans include CT (computerized tomography) scan and PET (positron emission tomography) scans. However, an MRI scan is most commonly performed to diagnose brain and spinal cord injuries or conditions, as it can detect a brain aneurysm, tumors and the effects of a stroke. 

Recommended for Patients who have sustained a brain or spinal injury Patients with tumors Patients who have vascular disease, congenital heart condition, or cardiomyopathy Cancer patients Time requirements Number of days in hospital 1 . Patients can usually leave directly after the MRI scan is complete. Average length of stay abroad 1 - 5 days. It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results. Number of trips abroad needed 1. 

Before Procedure / Treatment

It is advisable to avoid drinking cold water or exercising immediately before the test as this can affect the results.

Before the test begins, the patient will be asked to change into a hospital gown. In some cases, the patient may need to have some hair shaved to allow the patches to correctly attach.

How it Performed?

Once the preparation is complete, the patient is then asked to lie on a table and the electrodes which are attached to sticky patches, are attached to the patient's skin using a gel.

Normally, between 12 to 15 electrodes are attached to the patient's arms, legs, and chest. In order to detect a irregular heartbeat, the doctor may conduct other tests in conjunction with the ECG such as a stress test. During a stress test, the patient will be asked to exercise while the doctor monitors the heart's response. 

Top 10 Hospitals for MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Following are the best 10 hospitals for MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Wockhardt Hospital South Mumbai India Mumbai ---    
2 Chiangmai Ram Hospital Thailand Chiang Mai ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Bellevue Medical Center Lebanon Beirut ---    
5 Apollo Gleneagles Hospital India Kolkata ---    
6 Burjeel Hospital United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi ---    
7 Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal India Bangalore ---    
8 Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Hong Kong Hong Kong ---    
9 Manipal Hospital Varthur Road formerly C... India Bangalore ---    
10 Clinique La Corniche Tunisia Sousse ---    

Best doctors for MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Following are the best doctors for MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in the world:

1 Dr Pradnya Gadgil Paediatric Neurologist Kokilaben Dhirubhai Amban...
2 Dr. Soon Tong Oon Radiologist Pantai Hospital, Penang
3 Dr. med. Katrin Kadow Radiologist Herzinstitut Berlin
4 Moulay A. Meziane Radiologist Cleveland Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI scans work by using a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses, and computer software to change the way atoms in your body align. As they realign, they emit energy which is different in different bodily tissues. The computer reads these energy signals and uses them to make an image for the doctor.

Patients must remain completely still during the MRI scan, which can be difficult for long periods of time. Some patients also experience claustrophobia, or find the sounds made by the machine difficult to tolerate. These patients might wear headphones and listen to music during the exam, wear earplugs, or be given a mild sedative to help them be more comfortable. The average patient experiences almost no risk with MRI scans. If sedation is used, there is a small risk of complications involved with the sedative being used. For some scans, a contrast dye will be injected into the bloodstream, which poses a small risk of complication. Other than the injection, there is no pain associated with an MRI. Although very low levels of radiation are used and there are no studies suggesting MRI's may be dangerous to an unborn fetus, pregnant women are advised not to get an MRI unless it is absolutely necessary. If you are pregnant or think you might be, discuss any concerns with your doctor.

MRI scans are used to create images of soft tissues inside the body. They can be used to take images of a variety of tissues that are softer than bone and are used in the treatment of a variety of conditions from tracking the healing of torn ligaments, to checking the progress of cancer treatment.

The accuracy of MRI results depends largely on the skill and experience of the medical professional interpreting the images.,

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The information on this page was reviewed and approved by Mozocare team. This page was updated on 01 Apr, 2022.

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