Mri Costs in the USA

How much does an MRI cost? The average cost for a chest MRI is $1151. This average is based on 1162 prices collected by OkCopay from imaging centers and hospitals across the United States.

Use our interactive map below, to see how the self-pay costs for MRIs vary widely across the country. The lowest average cost for a chest MRI is found in Oklahoma City at $464. In Milwaukee, however, the procedure will set you back an average of $3078.

To use the map hover over a city with your mouse to see the cost range and average (median) prices.

Procedure Details

Costs for Chest MRIs Include:

  • Chest MRI without contrast
  • Reading fees (where noted)
  • Any applicable cash-pay and uninsured discounts

When deciding where to go for your MRI, there are additional potential costs to consider. For instance, always ask if reading fees are included. Sometimes contrast dye is used to create clearer images, which can also add to the cost.

Mri Costs by City

Methodology

Our prices are the estimated costs you can expect to pay out of pocket for an MRI (without using insurance). Prices shown include all applicable "cash-pay" and uninsured discounts.

The primary source of our cost data is from first-hand surveys with hospitals and imaging centers in the United States. The data is further supplemented by publicly available claims data and provider websites.

Mri Costs by City

RankCityLowest Cost MRI (Chest)Highest Cost MRI (Chest)Average Cost MRI (Chest)
1Oklahoma City$ 464$ 464$ 464
2Kansas City$ 480$ 480$ 480
3Washington DC$ 240$ 1,957$ 498
4Chicago$ 300$ 2,372$ 500
5Denver$ 450$ 2,745$ 500
6Atlanta$ 400$ 1,849$ 525
7New York$ 215$ 5,535$ 549
8Las Vegas$ 325$ 4,000$ 550
9Salt Lake City$ 422$ 2,752$ 631
10San Jose$ 490$ 6,492$ 725
11San Francisco$ 490$ 3,993$ 736
12Baltimore$ 585$ 1,163$ 762
13Austin$ 500$ 1,800$ 900
14Minneapolis$ 460$ 2,026$ 979
15Portland$ 430$ 2,091$ 990
16Cincinnati$ 459$ 1,722$ 1,395
17Louisville$ 275$ 3,000$ 1,410
18Seattle$ 747$ 3,441$ 1,827
19Indianapolis$ 510$ 3,000$ 1,936
20Milwaukee$ 500$ 4,831$ 3,078
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