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
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.
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