Area Hospital Imaging Costs VS. IMI

Relief with Lower Cost Imaging

There are significant differences in medical imaging costs depending on where your exam is performed.

As an outpatient imaging center, Intermountain Medical Imaging (IMI) radiology procedures are competitively priced and generally far less expensive than the local hospitals. This is important information to know when making decisions about which imaging provider you should use.

If you would like an exact price quote on the procedure your provider is recommending, call us at (208) 960-1494 or send us an online request:


Imaging Price Quote


Why pay more for medical imaging? Intermountain Medical Imaging offers excellence in both quality and experience – for far less than the average hospital price.

See below to compare a few examples of area hospital rates to IMI.



(pricing DOES NOT include the radiologist reading fee)


(pricing INCLUDES the radiologist reading fee)

Chest X-ray, 2-view $198 $70
CT; chest w/contrast $2,043 $750 – $800
CT; Abdomen & Pelvis w/o contrast $1,656 $650
Ultrasound; Abdomen $461 $379
Lumbar Nerve Block $1,779 $700
MRI Brain w/o contrast $1,795 $1,400
MRI Lumbar w & w/o contrast $2,982 $1,450 – $1,500

*local hospital charges are based on data gathered during the month of October 2018. IMI data is based on the same charges during the same time frame.

Cash Prices

IMI is able to offer cash discounts for those patients who are uninsured or are covered by an insurance carrier with which we do not currently contract (e.g., SelectHealth).

Please be aware that this pricing does not apply to insurances that we are contracted with, including Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Patient must pay in full at the time of service — no payment plan options.
  • Price includes contrast and the radiologist reading fee.
  • Prices are subject to change.

For those patients who have an insurance carrier that is in-network and contracted with IMI, you already receive a contractible adjustment rate which is based on negotiated rates with that insurance carrier.

Fee Schedule (02/2019)

MRI (price includes contrast if necessary) – $600 | MRI Arthrogram – $700 | Additional MRI exams done same day are billed at $300 each

CT (price includes contrast if necessary) – $400 | Additional CT exams done same day are billed at $200 each

Ultrasound – $200 | Biopsies are not included in this price | Additional US exams done same day are billed at $125 each

Fluoroscopy (including joint injections and HSG procedures) – $300 each

Xray – $60 each

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  • Insurance

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  • (eg., Brain, Lumbar, Abdomen, RT Knee, Bilat Hip, etc.)

What About Quality?

Of course, cost is just one factor when considering an imaging provider. Here are a few more benefits of utilizing IMI for your imaging needs.

  • Local, sub-specialized radiologists review each case prior to imaging to assure it is the accurate test for that patient and the listed indications.
  • Answers. IMI will have your imaging test results available for your health care provider to review within 24 to 48 hours of your imaging exam being completed.
  • Flexible appointment times with the benefit of 3 outpatient locations to choose from.
  • 90% + of patients surveyed would recommend IMI to their family and friends.

What A Relief.

For over 18 years Intermountain Medical Imaging has been providing excellence in both quality and experience….for far less than the average hospital price.