Seattle, WA CT Scan Cost Comparison

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A CT Scan in Seattle costs $1,162 on average when you take the median of the 48 medical providers who perform CT Scan procedures in Seattle, WA. The least expensive CT Scan in Seattle is $130 for a CT Bone Density Scan while the most expensive CT Scan list price is $2,775 for a Heart CT Scan. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Federal Way Diagnostic Testing Facility
TRA Medical Imaging Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
PacMed - Inland Pacific Imaging Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic and Wellness Center for Women Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Center Tacoma Childrens Hospital
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Everett Radia Everett Diagnostic Testing Facility
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Union Avenue Open MRI Tacoma Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Northwest Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging Northwest Covington Diagnostic Testing Facility
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
Via Radiology - Meridian Pavilion Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Swedish First Hill Diagnostic Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Minor and James Medical , Radiology Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Evergreen Radia Kirkland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Upright MRI of Seattle Renton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pacific Imaging Mountlake Terrace Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seattle Radiologists, A Professional Corporation Seattle Diagnostic Testing Facility
Highline Imaging Burien Diagnostic Testing Facility
Precision Imaging Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Lakewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Medical Imaging Northwest Bonney Lake Diagnostic Testing Facility
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Stevens Radia Imaging Center Edmonds Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sound Medical Imaging Puyallup Diagnostic Testing Facility
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Imaging Auburn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle 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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