Category: MRI

Is My MRI Covered By My Insurance?

As always, it’s never an easy question to answer; most imaging centers will accept your insurance, especially if it’s an in-network facility. However, whether or […]

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What is an Open MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized modern medical imaging, but laying in the scanner isn't exactly fun. In fact, if you suffer from claustrophobia, it may feel downright unbearable. To complete the scan, many people either take a sedative or find a center that offers open MRI. So what's an open MRI, and why doesn't everyone get one?

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Will My Insurance Cover An Open MRI

Open magnetic resonance imaging or MRI is a great alternative to traditional closed MRIs. They are designed to provide more space to reduce MRI claustrophobia […]

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How To Get An MRI Approved By Insurance

While it’s your health insurance company that requires prior authorization, also known as pre-authorization, it’s not necessarily your health insurance company that makes the decision about whether your prior authorization request is approved or denied. Although a few health plans still do prior authorizations in-house, many contract these tasks out to benefit management companies.

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How to Beat MRI Claustrophobia

No one likes being in tight spaces, but for some, close quarters can feel like a nightmare. If you experience intense claustrophobia but need an MRI, we recommend following these five tips before your scan to ensure your experience is comfortable – or, at a minimum, tolerable!

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5 Tips for Staying Calm During an MRI

MRIs are one of the safest and most commonly prescribed medical imaging procedures, but for first-time patients or those with issues of anxiety or claustrophobia, […]

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How to Schedule an MRI Appointment

When booking an MRI scan, we will call to confirm the information you have provided is correct and find imaging centers that match your criteria. Sometimes the process is easy and we will come back with a confirmation within the hour. Other times, we may need to follow-up if there is information missing from your request (prescription, dates available, location range).

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Using MRIs and CT Scans to Diagnose Neck or Back Pain

Neck pain can indicate many different problems of the cervical spine. An MRI or CT scan (also known as CAT scan) may help locate the problem, confirm the diagnosis, and guide treatment. So how do you know if you need one?

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How Much Should An MRI Cost?

Your doctor prescribed an MRI, and you don't exactly have a Cadillac insurance plan. You suspect you'll be on the hook for most of the bill... so just how much should you expect to pay? And what's negotiable? As Forbes, Time, and many others have found, a clear answer is often hard to get. But being informed can save you money.

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