How Much does a Cat MRI Cost?

So How Much Does a Scan for a Cat MRI Cost at Companion MRI?  MRI scans for cats at Companion MRI are typically $1,825 for one scan site.  If an additional anatomical MRI scan site is needed, the cost will be $250 for the additional site.  In an emergency situation, we may need to have the radiologist read the exam immediately and we will need to charge an additional $100 for STAT reads.

 

Here are a few examples of when an additional scan site may be needed:

 

1. Two completely separate scan sites are requested either by the veterinarian or client such as for the brain and the lumbar spine, the abdomen and the shoulder, bilateral shoulders or bilateral knees.

 

2. We do not scan the entire spine as one scan however we try our best to cover as much of the spinal anatomy within the area to be scanned.   If we need to scan the entire spine on your cat it will count as a primary and a secondary scan site.

 

3. Another example of needing a second scan site is if the ordered scan results are negative.  We will consult with the cat owner normally during the pre-scan consultation and ask if the owner wants an additional site scanned in the event that the primary site scan is negative.  To do the additional anatomical site while the cat is under anesthesia is the ideal time to get the secondary site for the nominal fee of $250.

To summarize, the cat MRI cost will be as follows:

  • $1,825 for one scan site
  • $250 for additional scan sites
  • $100 for emergency or STAT reads of the exam by the radiologist

Please call us at (860) 586-8610 if you have any questions or concerns about how much a cat MRI costs.  We are committed to helping all our clients get the MRI scan they need for their feline friends and will work with you as much as possible.  MRI has the advantage of being able to accurately identify and characterize abnormalities in soft tissue that are not detectable using other imaging modalities such as ultrasound, CT, or myelography. For cats, MRI is often the modality of choice for the diagnosis of patients with unexplained symptoms such as:

  • Seizures
    • Rule-out Brain Tumor
    • Tumor in or around eye

Let us help you get the best possible care and accurate diagnosis for your cat with our superior MRI scanner.  Click here for more information on why MRI is the modality of choice for your cat. 

Cat MRI Costs

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