Washington, DC CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Washington costs $1,336 on average when you take the median of the 67 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Washington, DC. The least expensive CT Scan in Washington is $240 for a CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $2,175 for a CT Angiography - Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Washington, 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 Washington 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 Washington, DC

Facility City Type
Providence Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Community Hospital Lanham Acute Care Hospital
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Open MRI of Frederick Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fair Oaks Imaging Center Fairfax Diagnostic Testing Facility
Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring Acute Care Hospital
South Potomac Bone Assessment Center Washington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Diagnostic Imaging, Drs. Branda and Greyson Laurel Diagnostic Testing Facility
Anne Arundel Diagnostics Bowie Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shady Grove Radiological Montgomery Village Diagnostic Testing Facility
Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Radiological Germantown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vienna Diagnostic Imaging Vienna Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fauquier Hospital Warrenton Acute Care Hospital
United Radiology Greenbelt Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fort Washington Medical Center Fort Washington Acute Care Hospital
Reston Hospital Center Reston Acute Care Hospital
Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria Acute Care Hospital
Silver Spring Radiology Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Acute Care Hospital
Civista Medical Center La Plata Acute Care Hospital
Wide Open MRI Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Warren Memorial Hospital Front Royal Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Ranson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
United Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI of Maryland Clinton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging at Lee's Hill Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Acute Care Hospital
The Hsc Pediatric Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Korsower and Pion Radiology Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Precision Imaging, LLC (Silver Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging of North Stafford Stafford Diagnostic Testing Facility
Woodbridge CT Woodbridge Diagnostic Testing Facility
Loudoun Imaging Center Ashburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Precision Imaging, LLC (Rockville) Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southern Maryland Hospital Clinton Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Prince George's Hospital Center Cheverly Acute Care Hospital
Capital Imaging Bethesda Diagnostic Testing Facility
Washington Hospital Center Washington Acute Care Hospital
Clinical Radiologists Medical Imaging Silver Spring Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sibley Memorial Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg Acute Care Hospital
Howard University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Rockville Open MRI Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
George Washington University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Rockville Acute Care Hospital
Nih Clinical Center Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Children's National Medical Center Washington Childrens Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Frederick Imaging Center Frederick Diagnostic Testing Facility
Greater Southeast Community Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Shady Grove Radiological Rockville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eagleeye Radiology Reston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Germantown Germantown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Riverdale Radiology Riverdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Montgomery General Hospital Olney Acute Care Hospital
Calvert Memorial Hospital Prince Frederick Acute Care Hospital
Prince William Hospital Manassas Acute Care Hospital
Physician Imaging of Washington Hospital Center Hyattsville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pratt Medical Center Fredericksburg Diagnostic Testing Facility
Suburban Hospital Bethesda Acute Care Hospital
Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park Acute Care Hospital
Potomac Hospital Woodbridge 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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