Tips for finding a Computed Tomography (CT) scan near me
CT costs vary by facility and location. For an insured patient, the deductible and co-pay can be anywhere from $400 – $3,000, while the cash patients generally pay about $200-$1800. It’s a good idea to it’s essential that you do your research first before going to the closest facility you were directed by your doctor.
Cash CT scan costs near me:
- CT scan without contrast: $220 – $500
- CT scan with contrast : $300 – $1000
- CT scan with & without contrast:: $300 – $1,000
Does insurance cover this?
It depends on the type of insurance. Usually, a large deductible or a co-pay is required. As a high-deductible patient, you might be asked to pay $1,200 – $4,000 fee before your insurance kicks in, so it’s best to search around for the best deals.
How can I save on CT scan costs?
- Go to an outpatient clinic, their prices are usually 30-70% lower than in hospitals
- Pay in cash or with a credit card, you will be able to negotiate the best rate
- Doublecheck if you need to have a CT with contrast, usually, those are 1.5x – 3x as expensive
Do I need a doctor referral?
Yes, you would need it as this exam includes exposure to damaging x-ray waves. You can get one through our partner service. If you don’t want to expose your body to radiation, in certain cases you might opt for an MRI scan instead, which does not use radiation.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes a CT scan will require an appointment as a technician needs to be on premises and a machine must be available.
Where can I get a CT scan near me?
You can get a CT scan at any major hospital or at a free-standing outpatient imaging center. Generally, imaging centers tend to have better rates as they work with teleradiologist, who charge lower fees. See the closest imaging centers to you.
Are there any risks related to CT-scan radiation exposure?
CT scan work based on radiation exposure. Prolonged exposure to radiation might lead to cancer. The amount of radiation you’re exposed to during a CT scan on the type of tissue and x-ray type, please consult your doctor to better understand this. If you don’t want to be exposed to radiation, you can choose to do an MRI instead. In that case, it’s preferable to go with a cash route where you spend $250-500 instead of $1000-2000 when you pay an insurance deductible/co-pay. Get a quote for an MRI with our partner service.
Special types of CT scans
Calcium screening CT scan
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) for Calcium Scoring uses special x-ray equipment to produce pictures of the coronary arteries to determine if they are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque – an indicator for atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease (CAD). The information obtained can help evaluate whether you are at increased risk for heart attack.
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