How Much Does a MRI Scan Costs in the Philippines?

My dad recently needs to have a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan for his prostate problem. So I made a little research on how much does it cost to have one. Well, turns out, it depends on many factors such as which part of the body is to be scanned. There's also this technique called "MRI with contrast" wherein the patient will be injected with a chemical to make the scan clearer. For your information this technique of adding contrast is know as Gadolinium Contrast Medium. It adds cost to the procedure but with more clarity, the more you can trust the diagnosis.
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So, in my father's case, we had a Prostate MRI and I assume it's without contrast since he was never injected with the "contrast" chemicals. We got it in i-Scan Healthcare Inc here in Quezon City. The cost is 13000 Pesos. Please take not that the amount was just for the scan and the result will be read by a separate professional. Some laboratories offer this service (i.e. the reading) and they will add another grand or two to the price for the professional fee.



I found some useful information from this blog, Medical Prices Data in the Philippines. The article about MRI pricing contains a sizeable comment section wherein people comment on their recent experience and how did much did it cost. The latest was just early this year so the prices is fairly recent.

Our receipt. I covered the private details.

If you recently had a MRI scan, please leave a comment and tell us what type of MRI scan did you do, when, what laboratory you got the scan from and how much did it cost you. Anonymous comments are welcome! This is just to help others find the cheapest possible MRI in their locality.


Comments

  1. Hi,

    In Cebu, MRI scans range from 10,000 to 18,000 depending in the hospitals. Cheapest so far I've seen is at UCMED 10,000 without contrast, to 15,000 with contrast color. Insurance covers only up to 5000 pesos, if it is done outpatient, and most MRI scans are recommended as outpatients unless you are admitted as an emergency patient

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    1. MRI scans done = for head, for arm

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    2. Hello, can I ask po.. What if MRI po .. CT scan for the brain? Magkano po kaya nagrerange yun? Thanks

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    3. hwo much po CT scan sa cebu at san po exact location?

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    4. Whole abdomen CT Scan costs 10,900 here in Olongapo

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  2. Hi po.
    Ok po ba ang MRI ng iscan dun ko po kasi balak Pa TLS MRI Plain yong anak ko.thank you

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  3. Plano ko poh mg pa mri s ank ko para malaman ko tlga anu skit nya nid ko pb kmuha ng reseta s dctor

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  6. May I know how much is the cost for whole body MRI? The hospital in Manila area is charging 50k?

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  8. Mri for lower back how much its cost?

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  12. good morning I'm macky from Masbate and I have this problem with the left side of my hips it feels like the muscles there are in pain for almost 4 years now I undergo ultrasound and x-ray but it turns out normal the doctors who examined me referred me to go an MRI scan ! can it detect the kind of disease I experiencing?

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  13. Mri cost for my 6 yr old son at iscan is 18000 including this serology fee for this chemical injected to him

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  14. Hi there does the HMO covered mri in general?

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  15. Hello po magkano po pag så my kalagitnaan ng shoulder po at saan pweding magpa mri malapit så las pinas at Ano ang contact number. Salamat po

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  16. Pwede po bang ipa mri ang mother ko kahit walang referral ang doctor nya kasi nabonescan na sya at sabi ng doctor arthritis daw bakit wala po ba gamot sa arthritis or injection man lang?

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  19. Anyone know the cost for both knees?

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  23. Good day.
    Anyone know the cost for lower back?

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  24. Magkano po ang MRI scan? puede po ba magamit ang Philhealth sa MRI?

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  25. MRI for brain.. San Polo kaya my murang MRI?

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  26. try nyo po mag inquire sa mga gov't hospitals like ospital ng maynila, pgh etc. mas mura di hamak kaysa sa private hospitals.

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  27. MRI po sa knee. how much cost po?

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  28. How much po cost ng MRI sa knee??

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  29. gd pm how magkano p0 ang MRI sa kanan kamay na may bukol?at San po hospital meron MRI

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  31. How much po MRI ng lumbar spine dito po Manila,yong pinakamura po...salamat

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  32. Pwede man po magpa MRI kahit walang request galling sa doctor. Self request lng po pwede na basta alam m lang anong part ng katawan m ipapa MRi m

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  33. How much po cost ng MRI for the brain??

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    1. Nirecommend po ng doctor ng mother ko na she will undergo MRI, i dont know which kind of MRI but i was shocked when my brother told me the cost is about 35 to 50k????????? What kind of MRI that costs that much??? Any suggestion pra po sa pwede mag undergo MRI n. Hindi ganun kamahal?? Gusto ko himatayin sa presyo n sinabi ng kuya ko..

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    2. Dpende po kasi kung anu po i MRI sa mother nyu po. At depende din po yan kung saan ospital, pag mahal na ospital po mahal din po rate ng MRI + Professional Fee po. Verify mo din sa brother mo kung kaya kaya ng mom mo mag undergo ng MRI na d gagalaw? Procedure takes usually from 10 min to 45 min, pag d kaya ng mom mo ng d gumalaw, need pa anaesthesiologist turukan sa para makatulog and another bayad na nman po kasi un.


      Try nyu po kaya sa government hospital mag inquire magkano po,

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  35. Try nyu po mag inquire sa government hospitals magkanu po MRI nila..

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  36. Iloilo City po kami ito po pla ang rate. For Lumbosacral Plain. 3 hospital check namin ang rates. Rates varies po kasi depende kung anu ang need ng patient na kelangan i MRI.

    For Lumbosacral Plain lng po ito.

    Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) PHP 4500 + Professional Fee 1625 ( government hospital po ito, pero OPD kasi kami saka private doctor kaya yan ang rate, pero kung jan mismo na admit at nibrequest din sa mismong hospital baka mababa pa ang rate or libre lng)


    Qualimed Hospital - Php 12000 not including professional fee . D na namin tinanong.

    West Visayas State University Hospital. -Php 8000 d na natanong magkano ang professional fee.

    Sa nabanggit po na rates d pa po kasama yung bayad sa Anaesthesiologist sakaling need tlaga ni patient ng ganun. Pag kaya nman ng patient for the entire MRI procedure na hindi gumalaw no need na ng anaestesiologist.




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  38. hello kalian ko lang ng suggestion where is the best laboratory we can go to have my mom's MRI and how much it would cost me, I am too far away from her to do the research, thanks

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