A record of each project’s billable scan time is compiled from the web-based scheduling system and charged on a monthly basis. The Lead MR Technician will email an invoice at the beginning of each month to the Project Contact and PI detailing the hours scanned during the previous month and the account number to be billed. The Project Contact or PI must verify and reply that the information is correct, or charges will automatically be submitted at the end of the month. Changes to charge reports will not be made after the end of the month; therefore, it is crucial for each Project Contact or PI to review his/her charge reports for accuracy and dispute any charges as soon as possible.
Once the Lead MR Technician has received confirmation from the Project Contact or PI, charges to Accounts Payable for that month will be submitted. No e-mail response from the Project Contact or PI will indicate that all charges are correct. At the end of the month the Lead MR Technician will issue the scanner charge report to each PI. This charge report will contain any additional information regarding canceled scanning sessions and accumulated credits.
Current Scan Rates: MRI scans are booked at a rate of $600/hour. This rate includes a fee for a radiological read performed by the Radiology Associates of South Florida (RASF). Projects with IRB approval for scans to be read at another facility or institution will be charged MRI scan time at a rate of $515/hour. A minimum of 30 minutes will be charged for any individual scan. Scans extending beyond one hour will be prorated by the half-hour.