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MRI Scan (Knee) cost? bkchng Mar 3rd, 10, 01:46 AM #1

Hi,

Has anyone here gone for an MRI scan for the knee before? How much would it cost, and what's the cheapest way in which I could get one? Kind of concerned because my knee still hurts 3 months after my knee sprain.

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bkchng Mar 4th, 10, 01:49 AM #2
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reddevil0728 Mar 4th, 10, 06:05 AM #3
it's like 600+ AT LEAST? go via polyclinic
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morbid Mar 9th, 10, 06:53 PM #4
when i had an MRI for my back it cost me abt $360.....not sure if its the same for knee..
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Bendahara Mar 9th, 10, 08:44 PM #5
I went to MRI directly via TTSH and it costed 800 fully sub by my company.


I heard go through refer from polyclinic is much cheaper.
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quantumfusion Mar 9th, 10, 11:48 PM #6
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it's like 600+ AT LEAST? go via polyclinic
not so easy , the doctor there will ask u do X-ray , then result come back ask u do some physio if still not ok , give u some medicine , if really cannot then go MRI.

by the time u go MRI, already 1 year liao
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reddevil0728 Mar 10th, 10, 06:13 AM #7
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not so easy , the doctor there will ask u do X-ray , then result come back ask u do some physio if still not ok , give u some medicine , if really cannot then go MRI.

by the time u go MRI, already 1 year liao
I know. I never say so easy. I am just telling him if want cheapest still gotta go via polyclinic.

I got MRI 4 months after I see my specialist
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Bendahara Mar 10th, 10, 08:13 AM #8
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not so easy , the doctor there will ask u do X-ray , then result come back ask u do some physio if still not ok , give u some medicine , if really cannot then go MRI.

by the time u go MRI, already 1 year liao
It depends. I went to the SGH first and they discharged me after they failed to find anything on me via X-ray and Physio. (They have a senior guy who charged me 80 dollars for ten minutes visits with lousy attitude.)

Then i got so furious that i asked for a second opinion via my company doctor referral to TTSH. The specialist had told me that i can try and consider the option of MRI. I told him i will think about it. On the second visit, i am still thinking. On the third, i told him that i will do it.

In another one month plus time, i actually went for the MRI and downgraded based on it.
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polar15 Mar 10th, 10, 01:37 PM #9
cheapest way will be go to polyclinic and ask for referral to specialist in one of the govt hospital. i did it this way.

on my first visit, they took an x ray of my knee. then they arrange for a mri for me.
cost me 300. another 300 was subsidised by govt.

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bkchng Mar 10th, 10, 03:38 PM #10
i guess i might do this. sigh.. my knee's currently in no condition to do shuttle run or standing broad jump. Need to find out exactly what's wrong with it too.. its taking too long to recover even though i've stopped playing basketball completely.

how long did the whole process take, from the time u went to the polyclinic to the time u got ur MRI taken?
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hanmilo Apr 5th, 10, 02:04 AM #11
Based on your description, and if your knee also feels loose, you may have torn a ligament (usually the ACL, common among contact sports athletes). I'd torn my ACL from basketball and had a similar experience.
I suggest getting a referral from the polyclinic for hospital a check up. I hope it isn't a tear in your case.

Experience:
I was first referred to NUH and the doctor, without examining the knee (stress test), claimed it was fine. My knee gave way again the next day and it was at CGH (they have a department dedicated to sports injuries) that their doctor diagnosed a ligament tear. The MRI scan was done at CGH. Eventually, I had a reconstruction and physiotherapy sessions done at TTSH due to traveling distance from home.

I wish you the best!
If the speed of light is said to be the speed limit, I sure hope I don't get a ticket.
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Mine was at the cost of almost 300 - about 270 siaobai Aug 23rd, 10, 03:18 PM #12
I only had MRI Scan on ONE knee. However the consultation and costs before that - like the X-ray mentioned earlier. You can estimate things to be at 300++.

But it was not really good as they discovered a small little hole between the muscles of my bones (joint at the knee). But the doctor told me to take preventive measures like not running, soccer and jogging and discharged me. He said it was ok to do brisk walk and cycling.

Now I am in some more pain because I followed that advice. I am going to seek a second opinion that is why I came across your forum. The extra info is for those who have the same problem. Sorry about this long message.
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klifex Oct 16th, 10, 01:54 PM #13
generally cost about 600++ in private centre and 800 in restructured hospital.
Go private centre would be faster...trust me.
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Kiwi Nov 10th, 10, 03:03 PM #14
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generally cost about 600++ in private centre and 800 in restructured hospital.
Go private centre would be faster...trust me.
How come restructured hospital's one is more expensive? Isn't restructured hospital public hospital?
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rocket888 Jul 9th, 11, 02:45 PM #15
I need to scan bottom of spin and knee, possible to complete in one scan?
if need to scan twice, the cost will be double?
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