Asking for a friend: A neurologist recommended 3 MRIs: Brain Upper spine Lower spine All with and without contrast dye. One imaging center wanted $1,200 each and didn't want to do all three at the same session. (Too long on the table and too much dye for the body to shed). The other imaging center (operated by the prescribing physician) wanted $450 each and had no problem doing all three at the same time. I have no idea if one or the other makes more sense (except that he'd rather pay $1,350 than $3,600, all else being equal). comments?