Update: I recently was asked to get another MRI by a pretty good neurologist in Managua: Dr. Jorge Antonio Muñoz. He attends in two different clinics: Centro de Especialidades Médicas Montoya, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Hospital Metropolitano Vivan Pellas, Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. He also confirmed that the Hospital Metropolitano Vivan Pellas has the best MRI quality.
The Hospital Metropolitano Vivan Pellas does have a pretty good business model going, especially for medical tourism in Nicaragua. In fact, the hospital is under expansion to make room for future growth. Lots of foreigners and locals the two days I was there….
Prices have increased. The price quoted was $70. Ask for a discount. They gave me about a 10% one (not sure why) so it came out to $423. Food prices have also gone up….
If you have to get a MRI while you are on vacation in Nicaragua, I can recommend the best place to you. Go to the Hospital Metropolitano (Vivian Pellas), just outside Managua. I checked around (Hospital Bautista and Hospital Militar) and they have the cheapest prices and the newest and best equipment (according to many doctors). The test will cost you $329 (C$7390.46). You have to make the appointment two days in advance. Mine was at 8:00 a.m. and I was out by 9:00 a.m. I enjoyed that breakfast in the hospital cafeteria on the basement level.
Si tenes que hacer una resonancia magnética mientras estés de vacaciones en Nicaragua, te recomiendo el mejor lugar: el Hospital Metropolitanto (Vivian Pellas), en las afueras de Managua. Investigué tres lugares (incluyendo el Hospital Bautista y el Hospital Militar) y el Hospital Metropolitano tiene el equipo más moderno y el precio más bajo. Te va a costar $329 (C$7390.46). Tenés que hacer la cita con dos días de antelación. La mía era a las 8:00 a.m. y salí a las 9:00 a.m. Disfruté ese desayuno en la cafetería en el sótano del hospital.