888-MRI-1377  toll free


Call Us for a Cost Estimate or Appointment

Self-Pay Information

En Espanol


Patient Resources

Insurance Accepted

MRI Group accepts most insurances including Medicare. For your convenience, we will bill your insurance plan directly. You may receive a statement for any balance due.

MRI Medical Results Request

You can access your medical results from the MRI Group through the MyLGHealth portal if you are patient of Lancaster General Health. You can also download and mail, fax, or drop off a medical records release form.

Mailing address for medical records requests (MRI exams only):
MRI Group
Attn: Medical Records
2104 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17604

Fax number for medical records requests (MRI exams only): 717-544-0285

Information About the MRI Experience

The MRI Group is committed to providing an exceptional experience for all patients.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced technology that produces high-resolution images of the body’s internal organs, bones, tissues and other structures. MRI generates clearer, higher-contrast images than most other imaging technologies—allowing for a more accurate diagnosis.

Unlike an X-ray, MRI does not use ionizing radiation, so it can be used safely on infants and pregnant women. Instead of radiation, MRI uses two natural forces—magnetism and radio frequency waves—to produce clear, detailed images.

Another test we offer is magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), which is an MRI study looking at blood vessels. Some areas that may be imaged are the vessels in the head, neck, legs, pelvis and abdomen.

A board-certified, licensed radiologist will review your MRI or MRA images and share the results with your physician.

MRI is a painless exam that lasts 20 to 60 minutes.

Sometimes we use a safe medical dye to highlight certain parts of the body. In most cases, we will inject this contrast material intravenously (IV). If you need it, we will let you know in advance.

Before Your MRI Appointment

Before your appointment date, we’ll call to confirm and will also review your medical history and give you additional information about your MRI.
There is generally no preparation required for an MRI, but below is information to keep in mind: 

  • Most MRIs do not require you to fast. You may have to fast for some abdominal exams.
  • Take your regular medications as your physician has directed. This includes prescribed pain medication that you take regularly. We want you to be comfortable during your MRI.
  • Before your visit, let us know if you have a pacemaker, aneurysm clips, inner ear implants, metal fragments in your eyes or a spinal cord stimulator.
  • Please bring your physician referral, insurance cards, photo identification, billing information, and a list of current medications with you on the day of your exam.
  • Please plan to arrive at the MRI Group facility where you are scheduled 30 minutes before your appointment.

See our General MRI Frequently Asked Questions and our Breast MRI Frequently Asked Questions for more details.



Self-Pay Pricing

MRI Group offers a self-pay option for all eligible patients using Medicaid (due to regulations). Self-pay may be a good option if you are: without insurance or have a high-deductible health plan.

Learn more and access our CPT code tool here.

Financial Assistance Program

Patients without insurance or with insufficient insurance coverage can apply for financial assistance through Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Your Rights and Protections Against Medical Bills PDF

Good Faith Estimate Information PDF



The ACR seals of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards.
© MRI Group, All Rights Reserved | Disclaimer | Privacy Statement | Privacy Policy | En Espanol
MRI Group, Lancaster, PA | 717-291-1016 | info@mrigroup.com