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I had an MRI scan last week which showed nothing serious - however I now need to go back for another scan as I think I injured myself falling off the chair when I saw the bill..........€700!
You got a bargain, Martin!
sounds like a good price
did you not check before you went how much it was going to cost??? as you have now foud MRI scans are not cheap.......
which part of the body was it? Prices vary depending on what's done
Awww - could have saved money :
cougie - guffaw, guffaw
FBF - I don't have to pay because I've got private medical insurance......but still!
Toria - It was my right knee
MH - glad you were covered!
problem with MRI is that they are extremely expensive to buy, install and run with typical installation costs (building work included) way over £500K - often close to a £1M. then you have staffing costs - need specially trained radiographers and radiologists. plus general running costs - these things gobble a goodly proportion of the national grid for the magnet. and because each scan takes some time, you can only process a limited number of patients.
that's why you were charged €700
Last MRI I had was over £700.
pretty sure theres also a nice profit involved
I think you should have to pay for such luxury, my daughter needed one when she was a baby for something really serious (not saying that your issue is not or anything) but I would have paid anything for the peace of mind it gave me. It was worth billions to me and my families quality of life. Think yourself lucky £700.00 is nothing.
Liverpool does MRIs of the knee for £160 +£60 if enhancement is needed. It depends heavily on where you go it is closer to what you paid locally.
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