New Orleans, LA CT Scan Cost Comparison

Welcome to New Choice Health where we help you make informed decisions about your medical procedures by giving you the tools you need to compare facilities in your area.

Shop and save with New Choice Health!

A CT Scan in New Orleans costs $1,115 on average when you take the median of the 40 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in New Orleans, LA. The least expensive CT Scan in New Orleans is $210 for a CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $1,750 for a CT Angiography - Pelvis. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
Get a Free Quote!
Thinking about getting insurance?
Price Health Insurance Prior To Getting Your Procedure
Often insurance premiums can be affected by your procedure and diagnostic history. Start here and price your health insurance prior to getting your procedure and save.

Compare CT Scan Providers in New Orleans, LA

Facility City Type
MRI of Louisiana Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero Acute Care Hospital
Touro Infirmary New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
MRI of Louisiana Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Imaging Services New Orleans Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Gretna Acute Care Hospital
Tulane-lakeside Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
Stand-up Open MRI Centers of La Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Imaging Services Slidell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
North Shore MRI Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
MD Imaging Slidell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sound Diagnostics Kenner Diagnostic Testing Facility
Delta Imaging Slidell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fairway Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Services Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Crescent City Diagnostics Chalmette Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tulane University Health Sciences Center New Orleans Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Services Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner Kenner Acute Care Hospital
Saint Charles Parish Hospital Luling Acute Care Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic Imaging Services Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Tammany Parish Hospital Covington Acute Care Hospital
Magnolia Diagnostics New Orleans Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jab Rad Marrero Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Imaging Services Metairie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Premier MRI4U Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Northshore Regional Medical Center Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Regional Radiology Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Doctors Hospital of Slidell Slidell Acute Care Hospital
River Parishes Hospital Laplace Acute Care Hospital
Slidell Memorial Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Louisiana Heart Hospital Lacombe Acute Care Hospital
Southern Surgical Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Medical Center Diagnostics Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospital New Orleans Childrens 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.

Map

In the news

CNN Health The Seattle Times NPR