Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

How Much Does a CT Scan Cost?

Posted Apr 06 2009 11:15pm
Are you shopping around for a CT scan but have no idea how much your out-of-pocket costs will be? You are not alone. A new type of CT scan, called “virtual colonoscopy”, offers a noninvasive and less expensive alternative than the traditional CAT scan.

A virtual colonoscopy test can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500, depending on where you go to have the test done. Another reason to consider a virtual colonoscopy test – it is half the cost of a standard colonoscopy. Before you make any decisions, make sure you check with your insurance plan to see if the virtual test is covered for routine cancer screening.

Wall Street Journal published a story on CT Scans and included some price comparisons at different facilities. If you have insurance or are paying cash, make sure you talk with the billing department before you have the test done, to understand your out-of-pocket costs for your specific situation.

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Hospital or Clinic

Location

Price

Invision Sally Jobe

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /> Denver, CO

$800

JohnsHopkinsHospital

Baltimore, MD

$1,000

M.D.AndersonCancerCenter

Houston, TX

$1,500

VirginiaCommonwealthUniversityMedicalCenter

Richmond, VA

$750

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, NY

Scottsdale, AZ

$1,400-$1,500

RonaldReganUCLAHospital

Los Angeles, CA

$505

University of ChicagoHospital

Chicago, Il

$1,153

University of WisconsinHospital

Madison, WI

$1,200

BethIsraelDeaconessMedicalCenter

Boston, MA

$1,017

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches