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Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney – What is an MRI, and what does it do?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The procedure takes images of the muscles, bones, tendons and other soft tissues of the body using a powerful magnet. Generally, the patient undergoing the MRI procedure lies in a large tube where a magnetic field is used to take detailed images of the body. Unlike x-rays or CT scans, MRIs do not use radiation. It is important if you are uncomfortable in closed spaces you let your doctor know. These days they have open MRIs which are less closed in.

How much do MRIs cost? Is the cost covered by the insurance company?

MRIs are very expensive. The cost for a single MRI can vary from $1,500 to $3,500, or more. Yes, the other insurance company should be responsible for the cost of the procedure; however, as we know, the insurance company will not pay for medical treatment as you go. They will only make a single payment at the end of the claim, once a settlement agreement has been reached. In the meantime, your health insurance, or coverage on your own insurance such as Med Pay, may cover the costs of getting an MRI.

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