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The cost of an MRI at Sutter Health varies depending on the type of scan and location. Sutter Health publishes pricing information on their website, but it can be a bit difficult to read it, especially if you need to find costs for different scans and locations. For that reason, we have aggregated and summarized it here.

Below you will find the price ranges Sutter Health can charge for the most common MRIs. Clicking into each scan type will take you to the price breakdown for each of their clinics.

Scan TypeCPT CodePrice Range
Brain MRI w/ and w/o contrast70551$2,089 – $2,557
Brain MRI w/o contrast70553$1,602 – $1,967
Breast MRI77059$2,298 – $2,793
Breast MRI with CAD77048$2,384 – $2,863
Cervical Spine MRI w/o contrast72141$1,415 – $1,729
Lower extremity MRI w/o contrast73721$1,028 – $1,324
Lumbar Spine MRI w/o contrast72148$1,397 – $1,809
Pelvis MRI72195$1,581 – $1,942
Upper Extremity Joint MRI w/o contrast73128$1,028 – $1,251

How to save on an MRI?

  • Shop around for the best price (see the facilities in your area)
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for discounts
  • Ask about all the fees for your body part MRI. Do they include the cost of MRI, cost of the radiologist reading?
  • Take your doctor referral with you to another facility. Your referral might be issued to one of the most expensive hospitals in the country

Brain MRI w/o contrast

CPT Code: 70551

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$1,892
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$1,935
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$1,892
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$1,602
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$1,940
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$1,602
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$1,967
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$1,892

Brain MRI with and without contrast

CPT Code: 70553

Location Estimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$2,459
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$2,514
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$2,459
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$2,089
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$2,522
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$2,089
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$2,557
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$2,459

Breast MRI

CPT Code: 77059

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$2,727
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$2,727
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$2,727
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$2,298
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$2,793
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$2,298
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$2,727
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$2,727

Breast MRI with CAD

CPT Code: 77048 & 77049

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$2,792
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$2,792
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$2,792
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$2,384
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$2,863
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$2,384
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$2,792
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$2,792

Cervical Spine MRI w/o contrast

CPT Code: 72141

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$1,663
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$1,700
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$1,663
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$1,415
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$1,706
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$1,415
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$1,729
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$1,663

Lower Extremity MRI w/o contrast (knee, hip or ankle)

CPT Code: 73721

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$1,324
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$1,231
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$1,204
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$1,028
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$1,236
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$1,028
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$1,251
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$1,324

Lumbar Spine MRI w/o Contrast

CPT Code: 72148

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$1,809
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$1,682
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$1,645
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$1,397
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$1,687
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$1,397
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$1,710
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$1,809

Pelvis MRI

CPT Code: 72195

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$1,868
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$1,910
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$1,868
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$1,581
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$1,915
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$1,581
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$1,942
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$1,868

Upper Extremity Joint MRI w/o Contrast (humerus, forearm or hand)

CPT Code: 73218

LocationEstimated Charge
Marin Headlands Medical Group
(Marin County)
$1,204
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
(Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and
Santa Cruz counties)
$1,231
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
(Alameda and Contra Costa counties)
$1,204
Sutter Gould Medical Foundation
(Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties)
$1,028
Sutter Medical Foundation
(Solano County)
$1,236
Sutter Medical Group
(Amador, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano,
Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties)
$1,028
Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods
(Sonoma County)
$1,251
Sutter West Bay
(San Francisco)
$1,204
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