Does Medicare Cover MRI Scans?

Does Medicare Cover MRI Scans?

If you’re one of the 55 million Americans who receive Medicare benefits, chances are you’ll be covered when your doctor orders an MRI scan. Unfortunately, health care is complicated, and there are exceptions. Even if your plan does cover the cost of an MRI, Medicare may not pay the whole bill. Depending on your unique […]

MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agent and the Brain: Full FDA Approval

MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agent and the Brain: Full FDA Approval

To improve the quality of diagnostic images, MRI technicians frequently use gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAss). Gadolinium is a paramagnetic material, so it can allow an MRI scanner to capture better images (we go into that process a little further in this blog). Recently, the FDA announced the results of a review of several gadolinium-based agents, […]

3 Reasons to Choose Open MRI Scans

3 Reasons to Choose Open MRI Scans

When should patients consider an open MRI scan? An open MRI machine features open areas on both sides, as opposed to the tube-like design used on a traditional MRI machine. It doesn’t fully surround the patient. Modern open MRIs are capable of capturing high-quality diagnostic images, and they usually don’t take any longer than a […]

Medical Imaging in Los Angeles: Open MRI Options

Medical Imaging in Los Angeles: Open MRI Options

In Los Angeles, open MRI scans can be hard to come by. Not every hospital or imaging facility can maintain more than one machine, and health care administrators tend to focus on the fact that closed-bore MRIs support stronger magnets. In fact, given recent advances in open MRI technology, this option is perfectly adequate for […]

How Much Does an MRI Cost in Los Angeles?

How Much Does an MRI Cost in Los Angeles?

How much does an MRI cost in Los Angeles, anyway? It’s a simple question, but the answer, unfortunately, is pretty complex. A string of health care journalists have looked into pricing tiers for MRIs, and they all find an incredible variation in cost. That’s certainly the case in California, where one reporter uncovered a startling […]