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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Radiology Assist program?
The Radiology Assist program provides MRI and other diagnostic imaging studies nationwide at a low, affordable, all-inclusive rate. The cost of an MRI starts at $250 and is dependent on the center you choose and body part. The rates through the program are far lower than the typical self-pay rate charged by an imaging center.
Where can I have the MRI imaging study done?
Radiology Assist offers MRI studies at select participating healthcare facilities across the nation. At this time, MRI’s are available for fixed all-inclusive rate in most metropolitan areas around the country. You can find the closest facility to you using the links below.
What is the cost of an MRI study through the program?
The cost of an MRI study varies based on the imaging facility selected, the body part and whether contrast is needed. To find the exact cost of your MRI study, please use the link below
What does our MRI flat rate pricing include?
Our MRI flat rate is truly an all-inclusive rate. It includes all costs related to the procedure and there are no hidden charges. The price includes:
1) Imaging center facility fees
2) Radiologist fees to read the study
3) Copy of the images
4) Formal report
What does our MRI flat rate pricing not include?
1) Follow Up Care : Our rate only covers the MRI study and does not cover follow up treatment after the study.
2) Transportation : Our rate does not cover transportation to and from the center
I’d like to get an MRI. What is the process?
Scheduling an MRI through our program is simple and quick. In most cases, you can probably have your scan on the same day:
Just select the center most convenient to you using the link below and follow instructions
What are the payment terms?
Payments for imaging studies scheduled through the program are due to Radiology Assist by 12pm the day prior to the scheduled appointment. If a same day appointment is scheduled, payments are due immediately after scheduling.
Payments can be made to the program with debit card, credit card, HSA card, check or money order. Payments can not be made at the imaging center at the time of the appointment.
Can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?
Our program is committed to making imaging affordable. We understand that life is unpredictable and you can cancel your appointment at anytime without any penalty. If you’ve made a payment you will receive a full refund.
Do you provide other diagnostic imaging studies?
Yes. Radiology Assist provides the following studies at this time :
2) CT Scan
5) PET Scan
Will I get my procedure reports and results?
Yes. Just like an MRI at any center, you are entitled to receive a detailed report from a radiologist after your MRI. RadiologyAssist will ensure that you and your designated referring physician will receive a copy of your reports. If you would like a copy of your images, make sure that you ask for a copy for your records prior to leaving the center.
Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for my MRI?
Yes. You will receive a statement from our program that should be used when filing Form 8889 with your taxes. Using your HSA and FSA accounts to pay for your MRI is a good way to lower your out of pocket cost..
How much does an MRI cost on average?
Prices for MRI vary greatly depending on
- the city and facility you go to
- the body part and
- whether the study is performed with contrast or without contrast.
Typically, an MRI study results in the patient being billed by 2 different entities, the radiologist office and facility.
Without insurance, a patient should on average expect to pay $2000 for a MRI. A considerable savings can be achieved if you schedule through Radiology Assist.
Why is the cost of an MRI significantly lower through the program?
Radiology Assist was founded on the principle that health care should be affordable and accessible to everyone. The lower cost is achieved through the physicians and facilities that accept a discounted rate to support the mission of the program. The wonderful physicians that participate in the program are the real ones to thank.
What is an MRI study?
Please refer to our Learn About MRI page