What is an MRI?


Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, uses radio waves and strong magnets to create non-invasive images of your body to differentiate between fat, water, muscle, and other soft tissue.

MRIs are especially useful when your doctor needs a closer look at your brain, spine, or joints because they provide a very clear image. This allows physicians an easier way to find medical diagnoses for patients.

Doctors often use these tests when they need more information than a traditional x-ray or CT scan. Since MRI tests do not use x-rays, it also doesn’t expose you to any radiation.

What MRI Scans are available at Tellica?

Tellica MRI Scans include:

  • MRI/MRA Brain
  • MRI/MRA Neck
  • MRI Spine
  • MRI Abdomen
  • MRI Pelvis
  • MRI Upper and Lower Extremities*

*Excludes Arthrogram studies

Magnetic Resonance Angiography, or MRA Scans are also available.

How much does it cost?

All Tellica locations offer the same flat rate pricing for imaging so you always know what to expect. Tellica MRI scans cost $550 (or less with some insurances). For comparison, the cost of an MRI in a hospital setting varies widely, typically costing you between $500 and $4,000.

Learn more about Tellica Imaging here.