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Self-Pay MRIs

Altru offers self-pay MRIs to provide you and your loved ones with comprehensive care at your convenience. Schedule your appointment with Altru in Grand Forks, North Dakota. No doctor's visit, deductibles, co-pays, or pre-authorization is required.

You deserve to know. Don't wait, schedule your MRI today. 

For questions or to schedule your appointment today, call 701.732.7550

Self-Pay MRI Costs

The cost for an MRI is $800 USD and referrals are not required. Your MRI will be interpreted by a radiologist, and you will have access to both the images and the report. You can then bring these to the provider of your choice.

Available MRIs (Contrast not included):

  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Cervical Spine
  • Foot
  • Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Pelvis
  • SI Joints
  • Shoulder
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Wrist

How MRIs Work & Their Importance in Healthcare

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, commonly known as MRI, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that plays a crucial role in diagnosing various health conditions. This advanced technology utilizes a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to generate detailed images of the body's internal structures.

How MRIs Work:

Magnetic Field: Patients undergoing an MRI are placed inside a large cylindrical machine that generates a strong magnetic field. This magnetic field aligns the hydrogen atoms within the body.
Radio Waves: Radio waves are then directed at the aligned hydrogen atoms. This causes the atoms to produce faint signals, which are detected by the MRI machine's receiver.
Image Reconstruction: The MRI machine's computer processes these signals and constructs highly detailed cross-sectional images of the body's organs, tissues, and bones.

Uses of MRI in Healthcare:

Diagnostic Imaging: MRIs are widely used to diagnose a variety of medical conditions, including neurological disorders (such as strokes and brain tumors), musculoskeletal injuries (such as torn ligaments or joint abnormalities), and cardiovascular conditions (such as heart disease).

Cancer Detection: MRI scans are valuable tools for detecting and monitoring cancerous tumors throughout the body. They provide detailed images that help oncologists determine the size, location, and characteristics of tumors, aiding in treatment planning.

Monitoring Disease Progression: MRIs are also used to monitor the progression of chronic diseases, such as multiple sclerosis or arthritis. By tracking changes in the body's structures over time, healthcare providers can assess the effectiveness of treatment strategies.

Surgical Planning: Prior to certain surgical procedures, MRIs are used to provide surgeons with detailed anatomical information, allowing for precise planning and navigation during the operation. This can improve surgical outcomes and minimize the risk of complications.

At Altru, we are committed to utilizing cutting-edge technology like MRI to provide our patients with accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans. Our team of skilled radiologists and healthcare professionals ensures that every MRI scan is conducted with the utmost care and precision, prioritizing patient safety and comfort.

If you have any questions about MRIs or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.