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MRI of the Head $925

While many MRI exams of the head do not require contrast, for those that do, an additional $300 will be charged.

There are many reasons why your physician would request an MRI of the head. In consultation with our radiologists we will tailor your exam to provide the best types of images specific to your particular situation. Below are examples of what you might expect for some of the common indications. Keep in mind that your individual symptoms may require imaging that would benefit from different types of images than what you see here.

A typical head scan for most neurological symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, forgetfullness, or poor coordination, would take under 30 minutes and include images such as the following, as well as other types of images:


(top left) Susceptibility-weighted image for head injury, stroke, calcification and venous anatomy, included with all Head scans. (top right) T2 FLAIR for all lesions including tumor, stroke, MS.  (bottom) T1 for structural anatomy.  All imaging planes included with all Head scans.

If your doctor has specific concerns regarding other symptoms, we would include specialized images which could increase the overall duration of your exam, and could consist of some of the following or other types of images:

(left) High resolution isotropic T1 for surgical planning. (right) T2 FLAIR optimized for MS.

Your doctor or our radiologist may also request that we give you an intravenous injection of MRI contrast material (dye) to better see some areas of your brain. If this is necessary we will inform you as there is an added cost for this and may require that we obtain a blood test prior to the exam. The type of contrast agent we use has been validated to be one of the safest types available.