MRI Exams

MRI scanning is a non-invasive and painless procedure that uses a large magnet and radio waves to look at organs and structures inside your body. MRI scans are used to diagnose a variety of conditions including tumors, lesions, blockages within the brain and throughout the body. In addition, they are used to diagnose multiple conditions within the spine such as abnormal curvature, disk slippage, and/or impingement, as well as tendon or ligament damage throughout the body. This scan will provide your doctor with important information on certain types of body tissue (internal organs, joints, brain, and spine) differently than an X-ray or a CT scan.

Hoffman Imaging and Medical Center providing the best MRI in Illinois. We offer the most competitive self-pay rates ($300 for an MRI without contrast, $350 for an MRI with contrast), and are able to issue reports the same day, which are sent directly to your doctor. Patients will also get a CD with the images of their MRI. Get the best MRI service from the top MRI facility in Illinois now.

Patient safety tips prior to the procedure?

Because of the strong magnetic field used during the exam, certain conditions may prevent you from having an MRI scan.

When scheduling your appointment and prior to your exam, please alert our staff and technologist to the following conditions that may apply to you. The radiology staff will let then let you know whether you can have the MRI scan and whether the exam needs to be modified for your particular condition.

Additional Tips:
  • Please leave your valuables at home, including jewelry, to prevent it from being lost or stolen, for they have to be removed prior to entering the scan room.
  • Please let us know if you need interpreting services, this can be arranged for you.
  • Please bring a list of your current medications.
  • If you have claustrophobia, your doctor may prescribe an oral medication for you to take with you for your MRI appointment.




History of kidney problems

Skin tattoos


Implanted drug infusion device (i.e., insulin pump)

Exposure of metal fragments to your eye

Artificial heart valves

Aneurysm clips

Cochlear implants

Metallic implants and prosthesis

Vascular stent or stent graft

Neurostimulators (TENS-unit)

Contact us to schedule your exam!

This facility is wonderful! Great location, a range of available testing times, and many services offered. They are accommodating and convenient!

– Kate Blanchard

I had a wonderful experience when I brought my mother in for an MRI and a mammogram. The staff were caring, nice and very helpful. They work with people that have various language abilities. I recommend based on my experience for people to visit this center.

Aida Khalifa

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