Boston, MA CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Boston costs $1,418 on average when you take the median of the 62 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive CT Scan in Boston is $140 for a CT Bone Density Scan while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $2,625 for a Heart CT Scan. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Milton Radiologists Milton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seacoast Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Plymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
North Shore Magnetic Imaging Center Peabody Diagnostic Testing Facility
The MRI Center of Woburn Woburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Weymouth MRI Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley MRI Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Women's Health Imaging Suite Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Coolidge Corner Imaging Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Essex and Optima Medical Imaging Salem Diagnostic Testing Facility
Portsmouth Radiological Portsmouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
Franciscan Hospital for Children Boston Childrens Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest MRI Framingham Diagnostic Testing Facility
Physician Diagnostics South Weymouth Diagnostic Testing Facility
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Pentucket Medical Radiology Haverhill Diagnostic Testing Facility
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
The Mclean Hospital Corporation Belmont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Derry Imaging Center Derry Diagnostic Testing Facility
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
In Med Diagnostic Services Stoneham Diagnostic Testing Facility
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Imaging North Andover Diagnostic Testing Facility
Longwood MRI Specialists Brookline Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Suburban Imaging Center Wellesley Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood 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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