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MRI of the Kidneys $975
MRI of the Kidneys and MRA (no Contrast) $1,175

While some MRI exams of the kidneys do not require contrast, there are many indications where contrast would be beneficial. In these cases, an additional $300 will be charged.

MRI is one of the most sensitive and specific methods of looking at the kidneys. MRI of the kidneys will allow visualization of many conditions, including cancer, cystic lesions, benign masses or other disease processes.  

To fully assess these conditions, we may need to add a specialized type of image that is acquired after the intravenous injection of an MRI contrast agent (dye). We may require you to have a blood test before this procedure. The type of contrast agent we use has been validated to be one of the safest types available. The entire MRI exam will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes, but this may vary depending on the specific information your doctor requires.

In some cases your doctor may ask us to acquire additional imaging to look specifically at the blood vessels that supply your kidneys. This is known as Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA). Depending on the specific information your doctor has asked for, we may be required to administer the intravenous contrast agent to aid in assessing these blood vessels.