Patient Info

Patient Info

Why MRI of Southfield?

MRI of Southfield has been in the forefront of providing advanced open MRI services in the Detroit Metro area for over 20 years.  Here is why more patients are choosing MRI of Southfield rather than hospitals and other imaging centers:

  • Offers the most advanced Open Sided MRI in the Metro Detroit area
  • Because price transparency is our goal, we inform our patients of any out-of-pocket cost prior to the exam
  • Convenient scheduling with early morning and evening appointments
  • A friendly customer focused staff with years of experience in MRI services
  • We are accredited by the American College of Radiology for MRI
  • We participate in most of the major insurance plans
  • All of the exams are read by radiologists who are experienced, board certified, and fellowship trained in MRI


Below are some of the answers to the most commonly asked questions.  Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

What happens during the exam?

In most cases there is no preparation required prior to the arrival for the MRI exam. There is prep for abdominal MRIs, NPO 4-6 hrs prior to appointment. In preparation for an MRI exam Please let our client coordinators know if you have any of the following during the scheduling process:

  • Pacemaker
  • Shrapnel
  • Cardiac stents
  • Cochlear implants
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Metallic implants an prosthesis
  • History as a metal worker
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergy to gadolinium
  • Kidney disease
  • Any other implants that you were not born with

Please wear comfortable clothing with no metal.  You will be asked to remove all metallic items before your exam.  This includes the following:

  • Watches
  • Jewelry/piercings
  • Hair clips
  • Colored contact lenses
  • Hearing aides
  • Safety pins

Do you accept my insurance?

MRI of Southfield accepts most of the major insurances.  Our Client Coordinator will confirm your insurance at the time of scheduling the exam.

Will my insurance cover the cost of the MRI?

Yes, in most cases they do after any co-pays and deductibles are paid.  Our Client Coordinators will provide you with those details prior to your exam.

What if my insurance isn’t accepted?

We offer excellent cash pricing that includes the radiologist interpretation.  In other words, you will pay a flat rate and will not experience any surprise billings after your exam.

What is the difference between an Open-Side and a Wide-Bore MRI?

The Open-Sided allows for a clear, unobstructed view and often alleviates any claustrophobic tendencies patients might experience with a traditional MRI.

A Wide-Bore (often referred to as “open”) is a traditional tunnel-style MRI but has a slightly larger tube (approximately 70 centimeters). In addition, most wide bore system are not able to comfortably accommodate larger patients.