The economics of functional magnetic resonance imaging: Clinical and research

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It is difficult to justify maintaining a clinical functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) program based solely on revenue generation. The use of fMRI is, therefore, based mostly in patient care considerations, leading to better outcomes. The high costs of the top-of-the-line equipment, hardware, and software needed for state-of-the-art fMRI and the time commitment by multiple professionals are not adequately reimbursed at a representative rate by current payor schemes for the Current Procedure Terminology codes assigned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-724
Number of pages8
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • BOLD
  • Costs
  • Economics
  • Equipment
  • Expenses
  • Functional imaging
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Revenue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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