St. Louis, MO CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in St. Louis costs $1,276 on average when you take the median of the 78 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in St. Louis, MO. The least expensive CT Scan in St. Louis is $210 for a CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $2,625 for a CT Angiography - Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in St. Louis, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the St. Louis providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Compare CT Scan Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Watson Imaging Center St. Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Ofallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Professional Imaging Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mid-america Imaging O Fallon Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Midwest Diagnostic Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Therapeutic and Diagnostic Imaging Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Clinical PET of St. Charles County St. Charles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Imaging Center at Wolf Creek, LLC Swansea Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
OpenSided MRI of St. Louis, LLC St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kirkwood MRI and Imaging Center, Kirkwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
South County Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Great Plains Radiology Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Belleville Imaging Belleville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Precision Imaging Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Washington Co. Potosi Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ssm Berland Eureka Imaging Services Eureka Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
South County Open MRI Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Medical Center - Radiology Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Saint Louis Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
Twin Rivers MRI Alton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Critical Medical Solutions Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Center of Southern Illinois Maryville Diagnostic Testing Facility
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Frontenac Diagnostic Testing Facility
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Berland Diagnostic Imaging Center of Creve Coeur St Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Associates Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
St. Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Vista Imaging of Jefferson County Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Ranken Jordan Maryland Heights Childrens Hospital
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Big Bend Imaging Kirkwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
The Imaging Center Florissant Diagnostic Testing Facility
Nydic Open MRI of America-st. Louis Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Des Peres Square Imaging Center Saint Louis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metro Imaging Creve Coeur Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vista Imaging of Jefferson County Festus Diagnostic Testing Facility
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Sullivan Open MRI Sullivan Diagnostic Testing Facility
Imaging Partners of Missouri Chesterfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital

CT Scan Introduction

CT scans (CAT Scan) use special x-ray equipment to produce multiple pictures of the inside of the body. Software joins the pictures together in cross-sectional views for detailed examination. CT scans can be used to view internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. These scans provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams. Often a special dye, called contrast, may be ingested to further enhance the scan images and the various structural relationships of the areas of interest. so that specific areas inside the body are highlighted. CT scans are often used to defining the structural relationships of the spin, the spinal cord, and its nerves. CT scans are also used in the chest to identify tumors, cysts, or infections that may be suspected on a chest x-ray. CT scans of the abdomen are extremely helpful in defining body organ anatomy, including visualizing the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, aorta, kidneys, uterus, and ovaries. CT scans in this area are used to verify the presence or absence of tumor, infection, abnormal anatomy, or changes of the body from trauma.

CT Scan Patient Preparation

Most facilities recommend that you limit eating and drinking prior to your CT scan. Try to reduce the amount of caffeine or sugar you consumer the day prior to your CT scan. Do not take liquid pills the morning of your exam. Other medications may be taken with water. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility. Wear loose and comfortable clothing, although depending upon the test some patients may be asked to change into a hospital gown for the examination. Do not take liquid pills the morning of your exam. Other medications may be taken with water. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility.

What to expect during and after a CAT Scan

The overall preparation and CT scan testing visit will take approximately 2 hours. Wear comfortable cloths. You may be required to change into a gown. Once you arrive at the CT scan facility you may receive a contrast agent (a liquid that enhances imaging of certain organs or blood vessels). Depending upon the type of CT scan the contrast agent may be administered orally, intravenously, or as an enema. The contrast agent will take about 45 minutes to properly distribute throughout your body. At the time of the procedure you will be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry, or other objects that might interfere with the procedure which include dentures, eyeglasses, metal zippers and buttons. Upon entering the testing room you will be asked to lay down on the scanner bed. It is important that you lay still during the scan. If it is painful to lay flat and still on your back make sure you bring some form of pain medication. Make sure you tell the doctor or technician that you plan to take pain medication prior to having the test performed.

Once the procedure is complete, you will be asked to wait until the technologist determines that the images are of high enough quality for the radiologist to read. Your CT scan will be interpreted by a trained radiologist and results are typically sent to the referring physician within 24-48 hours.

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