What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is another diagnostic imaging technique that produces cross-sectional images of your body. Unlike CT scans, MRI works without radiation. The MRI tool uses magnetic fields and a sophisticated computer to take high-resolution pictures of your bones and soft tissues.

Tell your doctor if you have a pacemaker, implants, metal clips, or other metal objects in your body before you undergo an MRI scan.

Source: Orthoinfo.org

INDICATIONS FOR AN MRI

  • Brain Disorders
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Spine Diseases
  • Tumor Detection
  • Liver and Other Abdominal Diseases
  • Knee & Shoulder Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Facial/Neck Abnormalities
  • Infection
  • Cardiac Malformations
  • Blood Flow & Vessel Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Eye Abnormalities
  • Spine Diseases
  • Tumor Detection
  • Liver and Other Abdominal Diseases
  • Knee & Shoulder Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Facial/Neck Abnormalities
  • Infection
  • Cardiac Malformations
  • Blood Flow & Vessel Disorders
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY VISIT?
HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY MRI?
NO INSURANCE? GET A QUOTE!

***If you have a commercial insurance provider (IE: BCBS, CIGNA, United etc…) this study may require pre-authorization by the ordering provider. This simply means the ordering provider must contact your insurance company and provide clinical data such as results from a previous office visit, image study or exam. Once this has been completed your insurance company will provide an authorization code that must be given to Midwest Advanced Radiology (MRAD) in order to proceed with your exam. Failure to obtain prior authorization may result in additional out of pocket costs.

If you have Medicare (excludes Medicare Advantage and Medicare Replacement) or are self-pay prior authorization is not needed.

SCHEDULE YOUR MRI IN JUST 3 EASY STEPS

Setting up an appointment has never been easier. You can simply call one of your locations, or follow the steps below to schedule your MRI study.

CALL DES PLAINES: 847-296-5366
CALL MERRIONETTE PARK: 708-215-3400

We will call you the day before your appointment as a reminder of your upcoming MRI study.