Baltimore, MD CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Baltimore costs $1,463 on average when you take the median of the 40 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Baltimore, MD. The least expensive CT Scan in Baltimore is $270 for a CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $2,250 for a CT Angiography - Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Baltimore, 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 Baltimore 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 Baltimore, MD

Facility City Type
Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Shipley's Imaging Millersville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air Acute Care Hospital
Baltimore Imaging Center - Old Pikesville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Hospital Center Randallstown Acute Care Hospital
Harford Memorial Hospital Havre De Grace Acute Care Hospital
Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore Childrens Hospital
Saint Agnes Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Annapolis Medical Center Annapolis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Baltimore Imaging Center (Catonsville) Catonsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Radiology Baltimore Diagnostic Testing Facility
Colonnade Imaging Center Bel Air Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Carroll Hospital Center Westminster Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Baltimore Washington Medical Center Glen Burnie Acute Care Hospital
Anne Arundel Diagnostics Annapolis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Carroll Precision Imaging Center Westminster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph Medical Center Towson Acute Care Hospital
Wide Open MRI Westminster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Maryland General Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Harbor Hospital Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sinai Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Seton Imaging Center Baltimore Diagnostic Testing Facility
Franklin Square Hospital Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
University Imaging Center Baltimore Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seven Square Imaging Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital Baltimore Childrens Hospital
Howard County General Hospital Columbia Acute Care Hospital
Chesapeake Medical Imaging Annapolis Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kernan Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Chesapeake Medical Imaging Glen Burnie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Harbor Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Dedicated Imaging of Baltimore Baltimore Diagnostic Testing Facility

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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