The cost of an MRI for someone paying cash without insurance ranges from $209 to $5,949, as of 2015, states NerdWallet. The median national cost of a brain MRI is $1,181. The median cost of a chest MRI is $1,219, and the median cost of an abdominal MRI is $1,166.
Variables that have an impact on the cost of an MRI include the part of the body receiving the MRI and the region and facility in which the individual receives the MRI. Some patients require injection of a contrast solution to enhance the scan, and this can increase the price by as much as $300.