CT Scan Cost

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CT Scan cost at quality centres [around 30-40% discounts]

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How much does a CT scan cost?

The cost of CT Scan (computed tomography) is not fixed. They depend on your location, type of insurance and the Facility (Provider). Unfortunately, most health insurances don’t cover out-of-network services, unless an emergency situation arises. If you have a private insurance that will cover your scanning test, make arrangements ahead of time by finding out if the facility will accept your insurance and procedures for billing and processing.

The costs for CT scans are lower when you do the test in a lab outside a hospital. The cost of CT scan will be more if contrast dye is used. Some hospitals have special rates for out patients.

Check out Radiology-CT Scan for an idea of the prices across the country.

CT Scan Cost depends on many factors, the main factor is the cost of CT scan Machine
CT Scan                                                                                                Image Credits – shutterstock.com)

 

What is a CT Scan test?

 A CT or CAT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. CT scans are also referred to as computerized axial tomography. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do. Digital geometry processing is used to generate a three-dimensional image of the body part from a large series of two-dimensional radiographic images taken around a single axis of rotation.

 Patients may be ask to take a special contrast agent (orally, rectally or via injection). Intravenous, oral and rectal CT contrast are pharmaceutical agents (liquids) and are sometimes refer to as “dye”. CT contrast is use to make specific organs, blood vessels and/or tissue types “stand out” with more image contrast to better show the presence of disease or injury. Thus CT contrast highlights specific areas of the resultant CT scan images or “dyes” it. Please refer to this link for more information on contrast.

 

A CT Scan Test provide more information of the bones, blood vessels etc.

CT Scan Machine

How is CT scan useful?

CT of the body uses special x-ray equipment to help detect a variety of diseases and conditions. CT scanning is fast, painless, non-invasive and accurate. In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives. The cross-sectional images obtained in CT scan are use for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in various medical disciplines.

What should be conveyed prior to CT scan?

  • Pregnancy
  • recent illnesses
  • medical conditions like history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems
  • medications you’re taking
  • known allergies

For which condition is CT scan perform?

CT Scan test of brain showing some damage or tumour in the brain
CT Scan Test Of Brain Shows Some Damage

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  • CT scan is performed on patients with head injuries from trauma such as a motor vehicle accident. It also identifies injuries to the lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in cases of trauma.
  • The scan is perform on patients with acute symptoms such as chest or abdominal pain or difficulty in breathing.
  • CT imaging is one of the fastest and most accurate tools for examining the chest, abdomen and pelvis because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue.
  • This scan is useful for detecting many different cancers, such as lymphoma and cancers of the lung, liver, kidney, ovary and pancreas.
  • CT scan is perform for detection, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases that can lead to stroke, kidney failure or even death.
  • The Scan helps in diagnosing and treating spinal problems and injuries to the hands, feet and other skeletal structures because it can clearly show even very small bones as well as surrounding tissues such as muscle and blood vessels.
  • CT scan is use for guide biopsies and other procedures such as abscess drainages and minimally invasive tumour treatments.
  • It can be use to plan for and assess the results of surgery such as organ transplants or gastric bypass.
  • This scan is also used to stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumours as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.
  • It helps measure bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis.
  • In pediatric patients, CT imaging is often use to evaluate all kinds of tumours/cancers, congenital malformations of the heart, kidneys and blood vessels, cystic fibrosis, complications of acute appendicitis, complications of pneumonia and inflammatory bowel disease.

What is the preparation?

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
  • Metal objects, including coins, jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, may affect the CT images and should be remove prior to the scan.
  • Hearing aids and removable dental work must be remove
  • Women will be ask to remove bras containing metal underwire.
  • Any piercings should be remove if possible.
  • If contrast has to be use for the study, You will be ask not to eat or drink anything for a few hours beforehand

Why are my previous x-rays, CT scans are required?

They can provide useful additional information for the Radiologist for comparison purposes when they are interpreting the scan. That can help in better diagnosis and treatment plan.

Can someone accompany me during the scan?

Yes, although they will likely have to wait in a waiting room while the scan is being done. While you’re getting scan, you can communicate with the technologist at any time through an intercom system. There is an alarm/bell which can be use to call someone in case of discomfort. Under special circumstances the accompanying person is allow inside by wearing a lead shield to minimize radiation exposure.

How does the CT procedure work?

Numerous X-ray beams and a set of electronic x-ray detectors rotate around you measures the the amount of radiation being absorb throughout the body
CT Scan Working

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In CT scan numerous x-ray beams and a set of electronic x-ray detectors rotate around you, measuring the amount of radiation being absorb throughout the body. Sometimes, the examination table will move during the scan, so that the x-ray beam follows a spiral path. A special computer program processes this large volume of data to create two-dimensional cross-sectional images of your body, which are then display on a monitor. When the image slices are reassembles by computer software, the result is a very detail multi-dimensional view of the body’s interior. It is this crucial difference in absorption that allows the body parts to be distinguished from one another on a CT electronic image.

Why is being steady during the scan important?

You may be ask to hold your breath during the scanning. Any motion whether breathing or body movements, can lead to artifacts on the images. This loss of image quality can resemble the blurring seen on a photograph taken of a moving object. When the examination is complete, you will be ask to wait until the technologist verifies that the images are of high enough quality for accurate interpretation.

When is contrast use?

CT scans with IV or oral contrast are perform to get a detail image of the inside of the body
CT Scan Result Of Brain With Contrast

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CT scans with IV or oral contrast are perform to get a detail image of the inside of the body. These scans use a radiopaque substance that illuminates your internal structures. This contrast material may be swallowed, injected through an IV directly into the blood stream or administer by enema, depending on the type of examination. The CT examination is usually complet within 30 minutes.

Who interprets the scan?

A radiologist with expertise in interpreting radiology examinations will analyze the CT images and prepare a report within 24 hours.

Why is follow up examination done?

  • A potential abnormality that needs further evaluation with additional views or a special imaging technique.
  • Any change in a known abnormality monitored over time.
  • If treatment is working or if a finding is stable or change over time.

What are the limitations of CT scan?

Soft-tissue details in areas such as the brain, internal pelvic organs and joints can often be better evaluated with MRI. In pregnant women, other imaging exams not involving radiation, such as ultrasound or MRI, are prefer. A conventional CT scanner or may be over the weight limit for the moving table.

 

How do I prepare for the CT scan test?

How To prepare for CT Scan: The radiologist will ask you to lie flat on the scanner bed and the machine will start
Patient On CT Scan Machine

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The Day your doctor ordered the CT test – Prepare for CT Scan test:

  • Remind your doctor about any disease you have, prescribed medications you are taking and over the counter  medication you are using.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, as fetuses are more sensitive to x-rays.
  • Let your doctor know about any allergies you might have so she can decide whether you will need to take  allergy medication for the contrast administration (this is very rare) on the day of your scheduled test.
  • Tell your doctor if you are nervous about close spaces (claustrophobia) so you would be given medication  (a sedative) that will calm you down or make you feel relaxed on the day of your scheduled test.

 

The Day before the CT scan:

You will receive a letter in the mail or a phone call from a staff of the facility where your CT scan was scheduled.  He/she will provide you with information regarding what to do on the day of your test.

If you are going to have a contrast CT scan, fasting will be required:

  • In case your appointment is in the morning, you will be asked not to eat after midnight before and to drink water  only before the scan.
  • If your appointment is in the afternoon or evening, you will be asked not to eat 4-6 hours before the scan time and to drink water only.

The Day of the CT scan:

  • If you suffer from diabetes, you cannot take your medication (e.g. metformin and/or insulin) on the day of  the test until the CT scan is done.
  • You have to arrive at the facility 30 min ahead of your scheduled time to do your paperwork.
  • The staff will ask you to wait in the waiting area for the Radiology Technologist to come and escort you to  the procedure area.
  • She will ask you to change into a hospital gown so put on easy-to-wear outfits that you can take off and wear again easily.
  • Avoid wearing jewelry, as it will interfere with the imaging process so you will be asked to take it off.
  • If you have hairpins in your hair, remove them in the changing room, as they also interfere with imaging.
  • In case you are having a contrast CT, you will be asked to read, understand and sign a consent form in agreement  to have the scan performed.
  • If you scheduled for a contrast CT, the contrast medium (example, OMNIPAQUE 240 OR 300) will be  administered to you orally (drink) or by intravenous (IV) injection.
  • A family member or a friend that came to your appointment with you will not be allowed in the procedure  room because of protection against x-rays.
  • The Technologist will be in a separate room to operate the scanner and the monitor during which thin  beams of X-rays will be passed through your body. The absorbed x-ray are detected and used to generate images of the tissues and organs of your body on a 3D computer.
  • The Technologist will be able to communicate with you via an intercom or microphone embedded in the  scanner.

After your CT scan:

  • After the scanning appointment, you are free to return to your regular activities.
  • If you had a contrast CT and have a kidney function problems you may be required to have a follow-up appointment with your doctor.
  • If you had a contrast CT have diabetes disease, your doctor may require you to do a followup to make sure  your blood sugar level is where it needs to be when you went back on your medication.Kidney test may be  performed to make sure your kidneys are working properly.

Your primary healthcare doctor will notify you of your results once she receives the report from the Radiologist. It  usually takes 2-3 business days after the CT scan test.

Imaging machines are costly:

Each type of imaging device comes in a range of prices, and Labs / hospitals recoup those expenditures through imaging charges.

For hospitals and imaging centers, the base price for machines is just the beginning. CT Scan machines usually cost a lot to maintain to maintain, since they get very hot and must have an internal cooling source, which also requires a lot of energy. Additionally, CT Scan machines must be place in suites that protect patients and staff from magnetic waves that can cause problems with pacemakers and other devices.

Installation of machines in these suites can cost a lot as well.  Hence the cost of these tend to be high. Volume of scans per day helps reduce the cost for the lab. A lab doing a larger number of scans per day can afford to lower CT scan costs.

Other costs that needs to be bourne is also the experience  / expertise of the reporting radiologist.

Teleradiology costs are based on the modality of the study (CT, MR, US, ect) and the expected report turnaround time. The large number of teleradiology firms in the market place have made both cost and report turnaround time highly competitive.  One hour turnaround on stats are common place with thirty minute stat turnarounds quickly becoming the new norm. This is costs in a production environments.

Generally speaking the cost for a one hour turn around time in USA is as below.

X-Ray: $8-$12
CT:  $30-$40
MR: $40-$50
US: $22-$28

 

CT Scan cost

 

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Computerized Tomography – CT Scan

After your CT Scan?

 

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Patient Preparing For CT Scan Procedure

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What is the procedure for CT scan?

  • When you enter the scanning room, the Radiology Technologist will administer the contrast if you are having a contrast CT.
  • Whether your test is with or without a contrast, you are asked to lie flat on your back on the scanner bed. Sometimes pillows and straps might be used for correct positioning and to help you to remain still.
  • The CT scanner is large and box-like or tunnel-like, attached to a flatbed, similar to what is shown below:

ct scan cost

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  • The body is slid into the scanner and numerous x-ray beams attached to set of electronic x-ray detectors rotate around you, as different parts of the body absorb the radiation Sometimes the bed is detached from the scanner for a spiral rotation of the x-ray beam.

The body organs and structures are scanned and displayed as slices of images on special computer software. The numerous images are then reassembled in different dimensions to view as 3D images of the inner body parts.

This allows images to be obtained from different views of the same organ inside of your body. The images that are generated are more detailed, as compared to the conventional x-ray method; they are presented as black and white pictures, each showing a slightly different slice or cross-section of your internal organs. This enables the Radiologist Specialist to have a clear picture as to whether a structure or an organ has a disease.

CT scan is usually not used for disease screening purposes because of the x-ray radiation; it is commonly used to confirm tumors of the brain and the breasts.

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Computerized Tomography – CT Scan

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After your CT Scan?

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How to find CT scan centres near me ?

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CT Scan price in Mumbai:

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This is an indicative list of prices for CT scan in Mumbai:

3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs.  4400

Abdomen & Pelvis (Whole) – Contrast CT Scan Rs. 4700

Abdomen & Pelvis (Whole) – Plain CT Scan Rs.  2900

Abdomen + Colonoscopy CT Scan Rs.  4320

Abdomen And Enterogram CT Scan Rs.  8600

Abdomen Triphase + Pelvis With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 5000

Angiography Carotid + Aorta + Renal + Lower Limbs CT Scan Rs.  9360

Angiography Carotid CT Scan Rs.  2100

Angiography Coronary CT Scan Rs.  7000

Angiography Of Abdomen With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 5500

Angiography Of Brain + Neck CT Scan Rs.  6300

Angiography Peripheral CT Scan Rs.  2100

Angiography Pulmonary CT Scan Rs.  2100

Angiography Renal CT Scan Rs.  2100

Angiography With Contrast CT Scan Rs.  5000

Ankle Joint (One) With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs.  2650

Ankle Joint Plain CT Scan Rs.  2700

Ankle Joint With Contrast CT Scan Rs.  3800

Any Joint Plain CT Scan Rs.  1950

Aortogram CT Scan Rs.  7300

Biopsy CT Guided Scan Rs.  7000

Brain + Neck + Chest (Thorax) + Whole Abdomen With Contrast CT Scan Rs.  10000

Brain + Sella Or Pituitary With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 2800

Brain + Sella Or Pituitary Plain CT Scan Rs.  1600

Brain + Temporal Bone Or Orbits Or PNS Contrast CT Scan Rs.  2960

Brain Or Head Plain CT Scan Rs.  1200

Brain With Contrast CT Scan Rs.  2000

Cardiac CT Scan Rs. 8000

Cervical Or Dorsal Or Thorasic Or Lumbar Spine 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Cervical Or Dorsal Or Thorasic Or Lumbar Spine With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3550

Cervical Or Lumbar Or Dorsal Spine Plain CT Scan Rs.1620

Chest (Thorax) + Abdomen And Pelvis (Whole) Plain CT Scan Rs. 4500

Chest (Thorax) + Abdomen And Pelvis (Whole) With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 7000

Chest (Thorax) + Upper Abdomen Plain CT Scan Rs.2025

Chest (Thorax) And Upper Abdomen Plain With Contrast CT ScanRs. 4700

Chest (Thorax) Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Chest (Thorax) With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 2800

Cisternography Or Myelography With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3250

Cisterography Or Myleography CT Scan Rs. 5600

Dental Plain CT Scan Rs. 2850

Elbow Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Elbow With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Face Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Face With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 3000

Face With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 1890

FNAC CT Guided Scan Rs. 2700

Hand Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Hand With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Hand With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3600

Hip Joint Plain CT Scan Rs. 2800

Hip Joint With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Hip Joint With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3600

HRCT Chest (Thorax) Plain CT Scan Rs. 1890

HRCT Chest (Thorax) With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3000

HRCT Temporal Bone Plain CT Scan Rs. 1890

HRCT Temporal Bone With Contrast CT Scan Rs.3000

Injectable Contrast CT Scan Rs. 1000

Intravenous Urogram (IVU) Or Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) CT ScanRs. 4000

Knee Joint With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Knee Joint With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3600

KUB Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

KUB With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3400

Leg (One) With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3600

Leg With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Maxilla CT Scan Rs. 2300

Myelogram Plain CT Scan Rs. 585

Neck + Chest (Thorax) + Abdomen + Pelvis With Contrast CT ScanRs. 7950

Neck + Chest (Thorax) + Abdomen + Pelvis Plain CT Scan Rs. 3000

Neck + Chest (Thorax) Plain CT Scan Rs. 2900

Neck + Chest (Thorax) With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 4600

Neck + Chest + Abdomen Plain CT Scan Rs. 6000

Neck Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Neck With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3000

Nose Plain CT Scan Rs. 3400

Orbit Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Orbit With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3000

Pelvic Joint With Both Hip CT Scan Rs. 2300

Pelvis Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Pelvis With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Pelvis With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3500

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) + Neck With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 4350

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Full Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Full With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 2300

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Limited Plain CT Scan Rs. 1200

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) Limited With Contrast CT ScanRs. 2000

Pharynx Or Larynx Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Pharynx Or Larynx With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3000

Pig Tail Plain CT Scan Rs. 4950

Pituitary Plain CT Scan Rs. 1500

Relevant CT Scan Cut Rs. 2000

Ribs With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Right Or Left Leg 3D Reconstruction CT Scan With Mars ProtocolRs. 4000

Sacroilliac (SI) Joint 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs.2800

Sacroilliac (SI) Joint With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3800

Scanogram CT Scan Rs. 2000

Shoulder Joint 3D CT Scan Rs. 2800

Shoulder Joint With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3800

Shoulder Plain CT Scan Rs. 1890

Spine CV Junction Flexion Extension Position CT Scan Rs. 3750

Spine CV Junction Neutral Position CT Scan Rs. 1900

Spine One Region With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 4000

Spine Two Regions Plain CT Scan Rs. 3150

Spine Two Regions With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 4800

TM Joint (Both) 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 4000

TM Joint Plain CT Scan Rs. 2800

Tongue Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Upper Or Lower Abdomen Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Upper Or Lower Abdomen With Contrast CT Scan Rs.3300

Urogram CT Scan Rs. 4000

Virtual Bronchoscopy CT Scan Rs. 4000

Virtual Colonoscopy CT Scan Rs. 4050

Whole Body CT Scan Rs. 12000

Whole Spine Plain CT Scan Rs. 3240

Whole Spine With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs.2800

Wrist Plain CT Scan Rs. 1620

Wrist With 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Rs. 2700

Wrist With Contrast CT Scan Rs. 3600

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