Oakland, CA CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Oakland costs $1,652 on average when you take the median of the 71 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Oakland, CA. The least expensive CT Scan in Oakland is $230 for a CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $3,200 for a Heart CT Scan. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Oakland, 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 Oakland 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 Oakland, CA

Facility City Type
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. San Bruno Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Diagnostics - San Francisco San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Daly City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp Berkeley Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center Hayward Acute Care Hospital
NORCAL Imaging - Pleasanton Pleasanton Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Francisco General Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Adv. Img. - Atherton Atherton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Health Diagnostics - Daly City Daly City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez Acute Care Hospital
Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch Acute Care Hospital
Valley Radiology - Redwood City Redwood City Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Berkeley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Washington Hospital Fremont Acute Care Hospital
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus Concord Acute Care Hospital
San Ramon Regional Medical Center San Ramon Acute Care Hospital
San Leandro Hospital San Leandro Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Grove Hospital Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Medical Center - San Pablo Campus San Pablo Acute Care Hospital
Alameda Hospital Alameda Acute Care Hospital
Highland Hospital Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Seton Medical Center Daly City Acute Care Hospital
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Silicon Valley Medical Imaging Fremont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame Acute Care Hospital
North Bay MRI Pinole Diagnostic Testing Facility
La Clinica De La Raza Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
InSight Imaging SFMRC San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates So San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Health Diagnostics of Ca. Menlo Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Mateo Medical Center San Mateo Acute Care Hospital
Hilltop Imaging and Diagnostic Richmond Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Pacific Advanced Imaging San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Fremont Fremont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland Oakland Childrens Hospital
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley Acute Care Hospital
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus Oakland Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Associates San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek Acute Care Hospital
Stuart S. London, MD, Inc. Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Rose Hospital Hayward Acute Care Hospital
Radnet Med Imag - San Francisco San Francisco Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - Oakland Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Peninsula Ultrasound, Mammography and Radiology Services Medical Group San Mateo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael Acute Care Hospital
Valley Memorial Center Livermore Acute Care Hospital
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Imaging Consultants, A Medical Group Oakland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Chinese Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Novato Community Hospital Novato Acute Care Hospital
Sequoia Hospital Redwood City Acute Care Hospital
University of California San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
NORCAL Imaging - Concord Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Antioch Magnetic Imaging Antioch Diagnostic Testing Facility
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Acute Care Hospital
Inview Medical Imaging Fremont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Concord Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bay Imaging Consultants Medical Group Walnut Creek Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laguna Honda Hospital San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
Emeryville Advanced Imag. Emeryville Diagnostic Testing Facility
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus San Francisco Acute Care Hospital
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. Moss Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
NORCAL Imaging - San Leandro San Leandro Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek 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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