MRI Scan: Knee (2016)

What is an MRI?

The initials MRI stand for magnetic resonance imaging. It's not an x-ray, but an MRI does provide doctors detailed images of parts of the body. MRI machines use pulses of radio frequency and a magnetic field to create a detailed image of a part of the body. MRI units can be tube-like, so patients should talk to their doctor if they are concerned about being in a closed-in space.

Why have an MRI of the Knee?

A knee MRI can help a doctor see the structures of the knee or learn if there is an infection, swelling or knee injury. Doctors can save MRI images, so they can compare how a knee looks before and after treatment or knee surgery.

Statewide

604

Physician Office

1,512

Hospital Outpatient

Regional Pricing Transparency
MRI Scan: Knee ( 2016)

Central VA

645

Physician Office

1,901

Hospital Outpatient

Eastern VA

478

Physician Office

1,423

Hospital Outpatient

Northern VA

559

Physician Office

1,544

Hospital Outpatient

Northwestern VA

822

Physician Office

1,868

Hospital Outpatient

Southwestern VA

582

Physician Office

1,782

Hospital Outpatient

Updated on 7/05/2018