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MRI Scan: Back (2016)


What is an MRI?

The initials MRI stand for magnetic resonance imaging. It's not an x-ray, but an MRI does provide doctors detailed images of parts of the body. MRI machines use pulses of radio frequency and a magnetic field to create a detailed image of a part of the body. MRI units can be tube-like, so patients should talk to their doctor if they are concerned about being in a closed-in space.

Why have an MRI-Back?

Doctors may order a spine or back MRI to find out why the patient has back pain, plan a surgery or see where to inject steroids to reduce back pain.

Statewide

653

Physician Office

1,519

Hospital Outpatient

Regional Pricing Transparency
MRI Scan: Back ( 2016)

Central VA

644

Physician Office

1,902

Hospital Outpatient

Eastern VA

504

Physician Office

1,652

Hospital Outpatient

Northern VA

597

Physician Office

1,580

Hospital Outpatient

Northwestern VA

837

Physician Office

1,948

Hospital Outpatient

Southwestern VA

522

Physician Office

1,866

Hospital Outpatient

Updated on 7/05/2018
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