We’ve got nothing to hide: Shields allows you to calculate your price and understand your savings.

We want you to be completely prepared for your MRI—and that includes knowing what you will be charged. You will likely receive one “global” bill from Shields that includes the technical cost of the scan and the radiologist reading charge. At some locations, the radiologist charge may be billed separately. The price will be just about the same, but one bill will be from Shields for the technical scan and one will be from the local radiologist for the reading. At a few of our partner locations, Shields does not bill for services and they are billed through our partner provider. This includes: Central Maine Health*, Atlantic Orthopaedic Sports Medicine*, Shields MRI – Wellesley, Cape Cod Health*, Emerson Hospital and Winchester Hospital*.

Looking for an out-of-pocket price estimate?

  1. Have your insurance card ready.
  2. Have the MRI scan type or your procedure’s ordering code, also known as a CPT code, including whether or not you need contrast (e.g., elbow MRI with contrast).
  3. Click the button below.


You should feel great about your choice to have an MRI at Shields, and we encourage you to compare our value to other providers. There are some questions you should ask all providers as you look around for an MRI, and Shields has created a comparison chart for you.


* Though affiliated with these hospital partners, Shields bills for the services provided at the following centers: Shields MRI – Woburn, Shields MRI – Yarmouth, Shields MRI – Topsham and for the following insurances at Atlantic Orthopaedics Sports Medicine: Medicare and Harvard Pilgrim