When it comes to pricey hospital procedures, MRI exams come to mind. Sure enough, according to recently released Medicare pricing data analyzed by NerdWallet Health, the average cost of an MRI in the U.S. is $2,611. Here’s what’s behind that number.

Capitol Imaging Services is independently-owned, meaning our outpatient imaging services have prices that are far below area hospitals and their imaging affiliates. Lower prices mean lower costs (cost being the total after the application of insurance discounts). Lower costs translate into lower charges that you may have to pay if you have a deductible with your health insurance coverage.

It’s pays to shop and compare. Consumer advocacy in healthcare is growing rapidly. As many as 84,000 adults in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany, LA parishes have HSA qualified high deductible health plans. Nineteen percent of Louisiana’s population is uninsured.

Know before you go. Know the price, cost and charge before having your test. If you can’t get that information from a hospital, do you really want to go there?

Capitol Imaging Services is the largest radiology practice of its type serving the southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as an MRI, but we also provide the radiology expertise to review the images and issue the important findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

We invite you to visit our REQUEST A PRICE ESTIMATE tool to get a good faith estimate of what an exam may be in terms of a fee that would be your responsibility to pay. Whether you have health insurance coverage or not, Capitol Imaging Services is confident that we can often save you money on your exam. Healthcare cost savings may be achieved without sacrificing the quality of care or imaging technology.

Choose Capitol Imaging Services. We are doctor trusted and patient preferred.