X-Ray Cost and X-Ray Procedures Information

An X-Ray Procedure is used to study and diagnose disease of the skeletal system as well as for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue. X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially treated plates (similar to camera film) and a “negative” type picture is made (the more solid a structure is, the whiter it appears on the film).

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X-Ray Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
Chicago, IL X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $330
Los Angeles, CA X-Ray Cost Average $230 - $575
Miami, FL X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $240
Philadelphia, PA X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $330
Atlanta, GA X-Ray Cost Average $150 - $390
New York, NY X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $250
Houston, TX X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $310
Phoenix, AZ X-Ray Cost Average $160 - $420
Washington, DC X-Ray Cost Average $160 - $410
Dallas, TX X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $300

Specific X-Ray Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Body X Ray Cost Average $775 - $4,700
Bone X-Ray Cost Average $280 - $5,100
Facial X-Ray Cost Average $190 - $2,700
X-Ray of Brain Cost Average $260 - $7,000
Skull X-Ray Cost Average $190 - $3,000
Eye X-Ray Cost Average $310 - $2,400
Mastoid X-Ray Cost Average $90 - $2,000
Sinus X-Ray Cost Average $50 - $1,450
Nasal X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $1,700
Jaw X-Ray Cost Average $190 - $1,700
Teeth X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $1,550
Salivary Duct X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $4,100
Neck X-Ray Cost Average $220 - $2,100
Pituitary Saddle X-Ray Cost Average $90 - $1,500
Chest X-Ray Cost Average $210 - $6,100
Breastbone X-Ray Cost Average $160 - $1,500
Rib X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $1,550
Mammary Duct X-Ray Cost Average $675 - $4,000
Abdominal X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $2,775
GI Tract X-Ray Cost Average $240 - $2,325
X-Ray Guide for Stomach Tube Cost Average $80 - $5,800
Small Bowel X-Ray (Small Intestine) Cost Average $190 - $4,400
Colon X-Ray Cost Average $280 - $2,250
X-Ray for Atherectomy Cost Average $80 - $17,500
X-Ray of Vein in Liver Cost Average $1,700 - $37,900
Gallbladder X-Ray (Cholecystography) Cost Average $110 - $3,200
X-Ray of Bile Duct or Pancreas Cost Average $550 - $62,200
X-Ray of Bile Duct Cost Average $600 - $10,900
Spine X-Ray Cost Average $150 - $4,400
Sacroiliac Joint X-Ray Cost Average $220 - $6,600
Tailbone X-Ray Cost Average $180 - $2,175
Pelvic X-Ray Cost Average $230 - $1,900
Bladder X-Ray Cost Average $390 - $2,775
X-Ray of Urinary Tract (Urography) Cost Average $360 - $3,800
Shoulder X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $1,850
Forearm X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $1,450
Elbow X-Ray Cost Average $70 - $4,200
Wrist X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $2,175
Hand X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $1,550
Finger X-Ray Cost Average $70 - $1,300
Hip X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $2,175
Leg X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $2,000
Thigh X-Ray Cost Average $200 - $1,600
Knee X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $1,550
Ankle X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $2,175
Foot X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $2,550
X-Ray of Toe Cost Average $80 - $1,150
X-Ray of Blood Vessel (Angiography) Cost Average $1,450 - $63,700
Transcath Therapy X-Ray Cost Average $2,175 - $34,500
Aorta X-Ray (Aortography) Cost Average $1,700 - $49,500
X-Ray of Artery - Head and Neck (Angiography) Cost Average $1,800 - $36,500
X-Ray of Vein in Neck Cost Average $1,750 - $41,600
X-Ray of Artery - Adrenal Gland (Angiography) Cost Average $340 - $47,900
X-Ray of Vein in Trunk (Venography) Cost Average $1,650 - $17,500
X-Ray of Artery - Chest (Angiography) Cost Average $725 - $18,000
X-Ray of Artery - Abdominal (Angiography) Cost Average $1,700 - $69,100
X-Ray of Artery - Kidney (Angiography) Cost Average $1,800 - $41,700
X-Ray of Artery - Spine (Angiography) Cost Average $1,750 - $33,700
X-Ray of Artery - Pelvis (Angiography) Cost Average $1,700 - $49,300
X-Ray of Vein in Arm or Leg (Venography) Cost Average $1,250 - $41,900
X-Ray of Artery - Arm (Angiography) Cost Average $340 - $16,400
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Featured Facilities that Perform X-Ray

Name Location Price Range
Hereford Regional Medical Center Hereford , TX $80 - $850
Gallup Indian Medical Center Gallup , NM $280 - $24,200
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Harrison , AR $90 - $7,700
Penobscot Bay Medical Center Rockport , ME $80 - $875
Chowchilla District Memorial Hospital Chowchilla , CA $270 - $39,800
Southwest Michigan Radiology Allegan , MI $30 - $1,400
War Memorial Hospital Sault Saint Marie , MI $80 - $4,800
Decatur County Memorial Hospital Greensburg , IN $270 - $33,700
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital Elko , NV $90 - $1,450
St Lukes Imaging Center Sioux City , IA $30 - $1,300
W. W. Hastings Indian Hospital Tahlequah , OK $260 - $29,300
Lakes Imaging Brainerd , MN $30 - $1,400
Adirondack Medical Center Saranac Lake , NY $60 - $11,300
Greenwood Leflore Hospital Greenwood , MS $110 - $7,400
Medical Imaging Tupelo , MS $30 - $1,300
Albert Lea Medical Center Albert Lea , MN $70 - $17,700
Cassia Regional Medical Center Burley , ID $220 - $28,800
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Waterloo , IA $30 - $1,300
Skiff Medical Center Newton , IA $80 - $17,300
St Lukes Center for Diagnostic Imaging Duluth , MN $30 - $1,400
New Hampshire Open MRI West Lebanon , NH $30 - $1,500
Satilla Regional Medical Center Waycross , GA $100 - $10,100
Dickinson County Healthcare System Iron Mountain , MI $170 - $1,150
The Imaging Center at Baxter Village Fort Mill , SC $30 - $1,300
Chattanooga Imaging Chattanooga , TN $30 - $1,300
Jackson-madison County General Hospital Jackson , TN $90 - $17,600
Mercy Surgical and Diagnostic Center Merced , CA $30 - $1,500
Logansport Memorial Hospital Logansport , IN $120 - $1,000
Knox Community Hospital Mount Vernon , OH $100 - $10,600
Upstate Carolina Medical Center Gaffney , SC $160 - $1,300

More about X-Ray Procedures

Patient Preparation For an X-Ray Procedure

Guidelines about eating and drinking before an X-Ray exam vary at different facilities. Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take medications as usual. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant it is important to inform your doctor or technician prior to the X-Ray. Notify your doctor or technologist if you have any metal in or on your body such as body piercings, eye glasses, or jewelry which may interfere with the procedure. Dress in comfortable clothing that can easily be removed if needed.

What to expect during and after an X-Ray

A X-Ray procedure is a relatively painless procedure. The only discomfort may be associated with the manipulation of the body part being examined particularly in the case of a recent injury or invasive procedure such as surgery. The overall preparation and procedure will take approximately 30 minutes not including waiting time. Depending upon what is being scanned and what type of X-ray (the type of view) your doctor orders you may be asked to get undressed and to put on a hospital gown and you may be lying, sitting, or standing for the scan. You will be asked to hold your position still for several seconds until the image is being captured. It is important that you hold your position still during the scan exposure to prevent any blur on the film. Your X-ray films will be interpreted by a trained doctor and then discussed directly with you.

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