Pittsburgh, PA CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Pittsburgh costs $1,001 on average when you take the median of the 47 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. The least expensive CT Scan in Pittsburgh is $120 for a CT Bone Density Scan while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $1,800 for a CT Angiography - Abdomen. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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North Pittsburgh Imaging Specialists 6001 Stonewood Drive Wexford (724) 245-3304

Compare CT Scan Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
North Pittsburgh Imaging Specialists Wexford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
Regional Diagnostics Clairton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
Regional Diagnostics Homstead Diagnostic Testing Facility
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
Excela Rcl PET CT Imaging Greensburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
Premier Medical Radiology Monroeville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Acute Care Hospital
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of Connellsville Connellsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Monroeville Imaging Center Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Aliquippa Community Hospital Aliquippa Acute Care Hospital
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
Monroeville Diagnostic Imaging Monroeville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Allegheny Imaging of Mccandless Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Children's Institute Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center South Side Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
The Center for Medical Imaging Greensburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highlands Hospital Connellsville Acute Care Hospital
St Clair Osteoporosis Center Bethel Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Centre Commons MRI and CT Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Weinstein Imaging Associates, P. C. Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
Highfield Open MRI Pittsburgh Diagnostic Testing Facility
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe Acute Care Hospital
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
West Mifflin Imaging Associates West Mifflin 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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