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MRI Scan Abroad: Procedure and Cost

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About MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is used to create detailed images of internal organs and tissue. The process involves the use of magnets and radio waves to create high resolution and detailed images of an organ or tissue, in order to help making a diagnosis or devising a treatment plan.

An MRI scan can be performed on the brain, chest, abdomen, heart or spine and is a painless process. Some scans may require a contrast material to be injected into the blood, in order to help create as much detail as possible.

Similar scans include CT (computerized tomography) scan and PET (positron emission tomography) scans. However, an MRI scan is most commonly performed to diagnose brain and spinal cord injuries or conditions, as it can detect a brain aneurysm, tumors and the effects of a stroke.

Recommended for
  • Patients who have sustained a brain or spinal injury
  • Patients with tumors
  • Patients who have vascular disease, congenital heart condition, or cardiomyopathy
  • Cancer patients

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Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Patients can usually leave directly after the MRI scan is complete.
Average length of stay abroad
1 - 5 days. It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

An MRI scan of the brain creates images from every angle of the brain.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Patients can usually leave directly after the MRI scan is complete.
Average length of stay abroad 1 - 5 days. It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Patients can usually leave directly after the MRI scan is complete.

Average length of stay abroad 1 - 5 days.

It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results.

Number of trips abroad needed 1.
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
An MRI scan of the brain creates images from every angle of the brain.

Compare MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) prices around the world

United States $ 3,003
Mexico $ 575
United Arab Emirates $ 531
Turkey $ 365
Poland $ 234
Hungary $ 177

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Countries represented by MEDIGO patients

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Languages spoken at MEDIGO
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Before MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) abroad

Ahead of the MRI scan, patients should advise their doctor if they are claustrophobic, as sedation can be arranged if necessary.

Patients should plan to wear comfortable clothing which do not have metal buttons or zips etc. and remove any piercings or jewelry from their body.

How is it performed

Depending on the part of the body that is being scanned, the patient may need to remove their clothing and wear a hospital gown, and contrast material may be injected into the blood to help to create detailed images. The patient will be asked to lie as still as possible on a bed which is attached to the scanning machine.

The bed will pass through the tube section of the machine which will take multiple images of the organ or tissue being scanned. Depending on the part of the body that is being scanned, the bed will pass through the tube either head or feet first.

In the case where an MRI of the brain is being taken, the patient will have a piece placed over their head to keep it in place, and it may have a mirror attached to it, so that the patient can see the radiologist in the adjoining room. There is also a microphone in the room so that the patient can communicate with the radiologist, should they experience any discomfort.

As the machine is quite loud, patients may be given headphones with music to help with the noise. Once the images are taken, they are sent to a computer to be interpreted by the radiologist. It may take a few days for the results to be processed and the patient will then need to attend a follow up consultation appointment to discuss the findings.

Materials

Contrast material may be used.

Anesthesia

Sedation may be administered to nervous or claustrophobic patients.

Procedure duration

The MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) takes 20 to 45 minutes.

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
The machine uses magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the organ or tissue being examined.
Possible discomfort

Patients may feel uncomfortable during the scan due to the loud noises of the machine and the restriction to move.

Important things to know about MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Not recommended for
  • Patients with pacemakers
  • Pregnant patients
  • Patients who have an IUD (intrauterine device)
Potential risks
  • Allergic reaction to contrast material that may be used
  • Exposure to small amounts of X-ray radiation

Compare MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) prices around the world

United States $ 3,003
Mexico $ 575
United Arab Emirates $ 531
Turkey $ 365
Poland $ 234
Hungary $ 177

Source: Medigo prices

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108 clinics on MEDIGO offer MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

94

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Clinique Generale-Beaulieu

Geneva, Switzerland

Please inquire

Al Salama Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

100

$ 531

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108 clinics on MEDIGO offer MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

94

Please inquire

Clinique Generale-Beaulieu

Geneva, Switzerland

Please inquire

Al Salama Hospital

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

100

$ 531

See all MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) clinics

Similar procedures

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body.

 
Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)

PET (positron emission tomography) scan is used to test the functionality of the body and certain organs and tissues.

 
Learn more about PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)

8.2 million people die from cancer each year
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8.2 million people die from cancer each year

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There’s an affordable way to protect yourself.