The operating costs of amagnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, machine can exceed $100,000 per year, according to The Fiscal Times. MRI machines generate significant heat, requiring a sophisticated cooling system to avoid overheating and other problems. Moreover, each time a patient receives an MRI scan, the machine consumes a substantial amount of energy.
In addition to the ongoing maintenance costs, MRI machines cost up to $80,000 for the initial installation, as reported by Block Imaging. The room in which the machine is installed requires specialized equipment and HVAC infrastructure for smooth and safe operation. The specific costs of installing and maintaining an MRI machine vary based on the contractors used for the work and the type of facility.