Providence, RI CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Providence costs $714 on average when you take the median of the 27 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Providence, RI. The least expensive CT Scan in Providence is $120 for a CT Bone Density Scan while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $1,350 for a CT Angiography - Neck. There are 21 different types of CT Scan provided in Providence, 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 Providence 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 Providence, RI

Facility City Type
Rhode Island Medical Imaging Providence Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sturdy Memorial Hospital Attleboro Acute Care Hospital
Nate Whipple Radiology Cumberland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Rhode Island Medical Imaging East Prov Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Pawtucket Acute Care Hospital
Kent Hospital Warwick Acute Care Hospital
Lincoln Radiology Lincoln Diagnostic Testing Facility
Women and Infants Hospital Providence Acute Care Hospital
The Westerly Hospital Westerly Acute Care Hospital
Coastal Medical Providence Diagnostic Testing Facility
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital North Providence Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anne's Hospital Fall River Acute Care Hospital
Landmark Medical Center - Woonsocket Unit Woonsocket Acute Care Hospital
Morton Hospital and Medical Center Taunton Acute Care Hospital
Rhode Island Hospital Providence Acute Care Hospital
Northwestern Ri Imaging Center Johnston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Xra Medical Imaging Cranston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Newport Hospital Newport Acute Care Hospital
Roger Williams Medical Center Providence Acute Care Hospital
Inmed Diagnostic Services of RI Warwick Diagnostic Testing Facility
South County Hospital Wakefield Acute Care Hospital
Imaging Consultants Norton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bristol County Open MRI Bristol Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of New England Cumberland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River Acute Care Hospital
Coventry Imaging Associates Coventry Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Miriam Hospital Providence 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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