February 9, 2023
February 9, 2023

Where To Get an MRI: Bay Area Guide to Ezra Locations

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Where To Get an MRI: Bay Area Guide to Ezra Locations

Key takeaways:

  • Ezra has three partner facilities offering MRIs in the Bay Area.
  • Ezra offers uniform and transparent pricing, unlike the highly variable pricing you’ll find elsewhere.
  • MRI tests may help in early detection of health issues and should be part of every individual’s healthcare routine.

At Ezra, we’ve teamed up with reputed partner facilities across the U.S. and bring our world-class screening services to your neighborhood. That way, you can access regular screenings that can help detect abnormalities early.

Ezra offers full-body MRIs, the Ezra Full Body and Ezra Full Body Plus, at two San Francisco Bay area locations.

Where Can I Get an MRI Scan in the Bay Area?

Ezra offers scans throughout the Bay Area. Here’s a scannable list for your convenience:

  • Walnut Creek | NorCal Imaging
    114 La Casa Via
    Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
  • San Francisco | RadNet Medical Imaging
    3440 California Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94118

How Much Is an MRI Scan in the Bay Area?

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Due to the high number of variables, the cost of an MRI scan varies greatly across the U.S. There are a variety of influential factors like area of the body being scanned, whether the scan is performed in a hospital or a standalone imaging center, and the region of the scan facility is located.

To give you an idea, the price of an abdominal MRI in the Bay Area ranges from $700 to $5,700. A whole-body MRI scan may cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 in the U.S.

At Ezra, we believe in transparent and uniform pricing. You will find the same pricing at all our locations. We believe early detection should be a part of every individual’s healthcare routine.

We offer two whole-body MRI scans: the Ezra Full Body, which looks at up to 13 organs for signs of cancer, and the Ezra Full Body Plus which scans up to 14 organs.

The Ezra Full Body costs just $1,950 (or a payment plan of $180/month), while the Ezra Full Body Plus, our most advanced plan, costs $2,350 (or $220 per month) and also includes a coronary calcium scoring of the heart. And, those who medically qualify may also have a low-dose chest CT and coronary calcium scoring.

The Ezra Scan may also include a 45-minute consultation, a mid-year check-in, and access to an Ezra Personal Care Advisor.

Insurance companies usually vary in how much they’ll pay for proactive screening tests. However, Ezra Scans qualify for Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) dollars.

By paying for Ezra Scans through HSA and FSA dollars, you can save even further by using this tax-free money to protect your health.

What Can an MRI Help Me Find?

An MRI’s diagnostic imaging capabilities are good at seeing abnormalities inside the body. From aneurysms to bone and joint abnormalities to tumors, MRI imaging can be a good way to look at internal health issues.

How Does an MRI Work?

An MRI creates images of the inside of your body with a combination of magnetic field and radio waves to scan the body (or a specific region). This is different from how CT (computed tomography) scans, another type of imaging tests, work. CT scans use X-rays, which may expose one to harmful radiation.

MRI machines are usually denoted by the strength of their magnetic fields (measured in teslas). Ezra uses 3T MRI scanners, which have greater magnet strength. Because MRIs use magnetic fields to help capture images, the stronger the magnet strength, the better the image quality. A stronger magnet also means that the scan takes less time.

During the procedure, you’ll lie on a table that slides slowly inside a doughnut-shaped scanner whose signals help create images of your body. The radiologist then interprets the images for possible signs of abnormalities and creates a report that may be sent to your healthcare practitioner.

Things To Consider While Getting an MRI Scan

Because an MRI uses strong magnets, anything that may interfere with the magnetic field can disrupt the imaging process. Conversely, the strong magnetic fields may also disturb the working of medical implants, like pacemakers, leading to medical problems.

You should remove all metal objects (or accessories that contain metal) before the scan. If you have any medical implants, or tattoos, let your MRI technologist know.  

Some people who are claustrophobic may feel anxious and stressed inside the MRI scanner. Open MRI scanners are a good option for such individuals, but they may produce lower quality images.

Learn more: What To Expect During Your Ezra Screening

Should I Get a Whole-Body MRI Scan?

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Experts suggest that a whole-body MRI scan can be a great tool in screening the general population for cancer. To be clear, there are still no federal guidelines on full body screenings for cancer.

However, proactive screening using a whole-body MRI scan may help with detecting cancer early. Such detection can offer a good chance of a better prognosis.

We have designed the Ezra Scan for individuals who wish to take control of their health. Proactive screenings can help them make the lifestyle choices that support good health.

Ezra Scans are sensitive, safe, fast, painless, and free of harmful radiation. While we do use a low-dose chest CT for lung cancer screening, radiation from such a scan is estimated at up to five times less than from a regular CT scan.

Visit the Nearest Ezra Partner Facility in the Bay Area Today

We have developed the entire Ezra experience to be as seamless, hassle-free and enjoyable as possible and we keep on making it better. From booking your scan to getting your Ezra Report, we’ve streamlined all the steps in this process for you.

Ezra uses the top medical experts to conduct scans and review the images for signs of potential cancer.

If you are looking for a reliable, concierge-like MRI scan service in the Bay Area, why not give ezra a try? You can book your scan today, and we may be able to see you as early as this week.

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