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
Los Angeles, CA X-Ray Cost Average $230 - $575
Chicago, IL X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $330
Atlanta, GA X-Ray Cost Average $150 - $390
Miami, FL X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $240
Philadelphia, PA X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $330
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
Dallas, TX X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $300
Washington, DC X-Ray Cost Average $160 - $410

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
Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center Eagle Pass , TX $130 - $1,300
Michigan City Radiologists Michigan City , IN $30 - $1,350
Scott Memorial Hospital Scottsburg , IN $270 - $33,700
Christus Spohn Hospital Alice - Laviana Plaza Alice , TX $230 - $18,900
Elk Regional Health Center Saint Marys , PA $90 - $16,900
Baxter Regional Medical Center Mountain Home , AR $90 - $17,700
Skagit Digital Imaging Mount Vernon , WA $30 - $1,450
Heartland Radiology Poplar Bluff , MO $30 - $1,250
Desoto Memorial Hospital Arcadia , FL $180 - $1,250
Firelands Regional Medical Center - Main Campus Sandusky , OH $150 - $19,100
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center Cambridge , OH $140 - $18,300
Saint Mary's Healthcare Center Pierre , SD $130 - $6,400
Chesapeake Medical Imaging Easton , MD $30 - $1,450
Regional Open MRI Thomson , GA $30 - $1,350
Coastal Imaging Victoria , TX $30 - $1,350
Brigham City Community Hospital Brigham City , UT $130 - $975
John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital Thomasville , GA $80 - $20,600
Grace Clinic Imaging Department Lubbock , TX $30 - $1,350
Coosa Valley Medical Center Sylacauga , AL $70 - $8,900
Sutter Regional Medical Foundation Fairfield , CA $30 - $1,800
Mercy Memorial Hospital Monroe , MI $60 - $1,300
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville , GA $180 - $18,100
Greenwood Leflore Hospital Greenwood , MS $110 - $7,400
Athens Diagnostic Center Athens , GA $30 - $1,350
Clarus Imaging Center Beaumont , TX $30 - $1,350
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Hood River , OR $290 - $34,600
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Waterloo , IA $30 - $1,300
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Lincoln , IL $290 - $38,800
Crownpoint Health Care Facility Crownpoint , NM $280 - $24,200
Theda Clark Medical Center Appleton , WI $30 - $1,350

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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