Question: What is a PET scan?

A PET scan is a special type of imaging that uses radiation to create a 3D image of the body. PET stands for positron emission tomography. PET scans are often used to check for cancer in patients and to check how treatment is working. PET scans are not to be confused with a CT scan or MRI on animals. Our facilities only do imaging on humans.

Question: Can I get an MRI or CT scan if I weigh over 400 pounds?

We do have contracts with a good number of facilities that do imaging on patients that weigh more than 400 pounds, but make sure you call us at (888)380-6337 to check whether we have a facility that can do the procedure in your area.

Question: Can I use my insurance and still get these prices?

The prices that we have are contracted with the facilities for cash patients only. The facilities usually charge patients with insurance a great deal more if they are paying with insurance.

Question: How are you able to get such affordable prices?

We have been in business finding the most affordable prices possible for over 10 years. We have contracts with the imaging facilities that have set in stone pricing. Even if the normal price of an MRI or CT scan increases, our prices will always stay the same.

Question: What does the price include?

The price you will be quoted over the phone includes the MRI or CT scan itself, our referral fee, and the radiologist reading.

Question: What is the difference between and open and a closed MRI?

Open and closed refers to the layout of the imaging machine itself. Open MRIs were created more recently and usually use two magnets. Closed MRIs surround your body all the way around. Typically closed MRIs are faster than open MRIs because there are more magnets.

Question: What is contrast?

Contrast refers to a dye that the imaging center will use during your scan. The physician’s referral will describe whether or not contrast will be needed. Contrast is not necessarily better or worse than not having contrast, it just depends on the situation.

Question: Do I need a doctor’s referral?

Yes, all of our facilities require a doctor’s referral. Federal law requires a referral from your physician. If you do not already have one, you can print one here for your doctor or chiropractor to fill out.

Question: How do I pay for my scan?

There are two parties that will require payment. We require a fee of $50.00 for a CT and $60.00 for an MRI. We take our payments securely through Paypal. The imaging facility will require the remaining amount either over the phone during scheduling or at the time of the scan. We will inform you whether you have to pay the facility over the phone or at the time of the scan.

Question: What is We Care Medical Mall?

We opened in early 2000 in order to help people without insurance find affordable MRI and CT Scans in Southern California. Since then, we have grown significantly and now offer discounted prices on imaging services at over 2,800 facilities nationwide. We have glowing reviews from our customers on Yelp, Facebook, and Google Places. We have carefully selected the best facilities in the United States and absolutely love bringing the savings to you.

Question: What is a CT Scan?

CT is defined as a computed tomography. A CT scan uses specialized x-rays to take detailed pictures of the structures inside the body. You must have a doctor’s referral in order to schedule a CT Scan. Once you have that, you can call us at (888)380-6337 to receive a free price quote on the requested scan. Our price includes our fee, the cost of the scan, and the cost of the reading and report by a board certified radiologist.

Question: What is a MRI Scan?

MRI is defined as magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI is a scan that uses magnetic fields and radio wave energy to make pictures of organs or structures inside the body. Unlike x-rays or CT scans, MRI’s do not use radiation. You must have a doctor’s referral in order to schedule an MRI. Once you have that, you can call us at (888)380-6337 to receive a free price quote on the requested scan. Our price includes our fee, the cost of the scan, and the cost of the reading and report by a board certified radiologist.

Question: Do you do scans on animals?

The imaging centers that we are contracted with only do imaging on humans.