What is the difference between an MRI and CT scan?

  • CT scans utilize X-rays to produce images of the inside of the body while MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses powerful magnetic fields and radio frequency pulses to produce detailed pictures of organs and other internal body structures. CT scans use low-dose radiation (X-rays), and MRIs do not.

Are MRIs and CT scans safe?

  • CT scans and MRI scans are both very safe procedures. During a CT scan, a person receives a very small dose of radiation, but doctors usually do not consider this harmful.

Are Within Health MRIs done with or without contrast?

  • Our MRIs are done without contrast. Non-contrast MRIs can provide adequate images of blood vessel activity, detecting aneurysms and blocked blood vessels.

Does Within Health take insurance?

  • At this time Within Health offers transparent self-pay / out-of-pocket rates, and is not covered by insurance.

Who interprets my results?

  • Our partners facilities have Board Certified radiologists by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) with fellowship training in a variety of specialties. Their extensions are included in every report, and they are available to discuss appropriate ordering and results on any patient or procedure.

What happens if I am diagnosed with a condition?

  • Should you need further treatment or follow up, we can assist in referring you to the best specialists in your area. With your consent, we’ll also transfer your medical data to them, so they have everything they need to provide superior care. You should always consult your own healthcare providers.

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