Average Cost Of MRI In South Africa

What is MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body.


Average Cost Of MRI In South Africa

However, when there is the correct indication and appropriate referral from a specialist, many Medical Aids will cover the cost. Cash-paying patients will pay between R4500 and R10000 per scan depending on the type of scan and the need for specialized contrast.

Can I get an MRI without a referral?

No. A referral from a clinician or registered physiotherapist for musculoskeletal requests is required for every MRI request which then must be approved by a consultant radiologist or a suitably qualified radiographer.

What should you not do before an MRI?

What Should You NOT Do Before an MRI?

  • Maybe Not Eat or Drink.
  • Maybe Limit Your Bathroom Trips.
  • Always Listen to Your Preparation Instructions.
  • Do NOT Keep Metal on Your Body.
  • Tell the Technicians About Any Pre-Existing Conditions.

Can MRI results be seen immediately?

This means it’s unlikely you’ll get the results of your scan immediately. The radiologist will send a report to the doctor who arranged the scan, who will discuss the results with you. It usually takes a week or two for the results of an MRI scan to come through, unless they’re needed urgently.

What can be diagnosed by MRI?

MRI can be used to detect brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, developmental anomalies, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, infection, and the causes of headaches.

How long does a full-body MRI take?

A full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan usually takes 60 minutes. The procedure is safe, painless, and non-invasive. The Ezra Full-body MRI scans up to 14 organs for cancer and other diseases such as hernias, aneurysms, fatty liver disease, and many more.