X-Ray Cost and X-Ray Procedures Information

An X-Ray Procedure is used to study and diagnose disease of the skeletal system as well as for detecting some disease processes in soft tissue. X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially treated plates (similar to camera film) and a “negative” type picture is made (the more solid a structure is, the whiter it appears on the film).

X-Ray Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
New York, NY X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $260
Los Angeles, CA X-Ray Cost Average $230 - $600
Chicago, IL X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $330
Miami, FL X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $250
Dallas, TX X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $300
Houston, TX X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $320
Philadelphia, PA X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $340
Phoenix, AZ X-Ray Cost Average $170 - $420
Atlanta, GA X-Ray Cost Average $160 - $400
Washington, DC X-Ray Cost Average $170 - $420
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Specific X-Ray Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Body X Ray Cost Average $775 - $4,700
Bone X-Ray Cost Average $280 - $5,100
Facial X-Ray Cost Average $190 - $2,700
X-Ray of Brain Cost Average $260 - $7,000
Skull X-Ray Cost Average $190 - $3,000
Eye X-Ray Cost Average $310 - $2,400
Mastoid X-Ray Cost Average $90 - $2,000
Sinus X-Ray Cost Average $50 - $1,450
Nasal X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $1,700
Jaw X-Ray Cost Average $190 - $1,700
Teeth X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $1,550
Salivary Duct X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $4,100
Neck X-Ray Cost Average $220 - $2,100
Pituitary Saddle X-Ray Cost Average $90 - $1,500
Chest X-Ray Cost Average $210 - $6,100
Breastbone X-Ray Cost Average $160 - $1,500
Rib X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $1,550
Mammary Duct X-Ray Cost Average $675 - $4,000
Abdominal X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $2,775
GI Tract X-Ray Cost Average $240 - $2,325
X-Ray Guide for Stomach Tube Cost Average $80 - $5,800
Small Bowel X-Ray (Small Intestine) Cost Average $190 - $4,400
Colon X-Ray Cost Average $280 - $2,250
X-Ray for Atherectomy Cost Average $80 - $17,500
X-Ray of Vein in Liver Cost Average $1,700 - $37,900
Gallbladder X-Ray (Cholecystography) Cost Average $110 - $3,200
X-Ray of Bile Duct or Pancreas Cost Average $550 - $62,200
X-Ray of Bile Duct Cost Average $600 - $10,900
Spine X-Ray Cost Average $150 - $4,400
Sacroiliac Joint X-Ray Cost Average $220 - $6,600
Tailbone X-Ray Cost Average $180 - $2,175
Pelvic X-Ray Cost Average $230 - $1,900
Bladder X-Ray Cost Average $390 - $2,775
X-Ray of Urinary Tract (Urography) Cost Average $360 - $3,800
Shoulder X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $1,850
Forearm X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $1,450
Elbow X-Ray Cost Average $70 - $4,200
Wrist X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $2,175
Hand X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $1,550
Finger X-Ray Cost Average $70 - $1,300
Hip X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $2,175
Leg X-Ray Cost Average $140 - $2,000
Thigh X-Ray Cost Average $200 - $1,600
Knee X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $1,550
Ankle X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $2,175
Foot X-Ray Cost Average $110 - $2,550
X-Ray of Toe Cost Average $80 - $1,150
X-Ray of Blood Vessel (Angiography) Cost Average $1,450 - $63,700
Transcath Therapy X-Ray Cost Average $2,175 - $34,500
Aorta X-Ray (Aortography) Cost Average $1,700 - $49,500
X-Ray of Artery - Head and Neck (Angiography) Cost Average $1,800 - $36,500
X-Ray of Vein in Neck Cost Average $1,750 - $41,600
X-Ray of Artery - Adrenal Gland (Angiography) Cost Average $340 - $47,900
X-Ray of Vein in Trunk (Venography) Cost Average $1,650 - $17,500
X-Ray of Artery - Chest (Angiography) Cost Average $725 - $18,000
X-Ray of Artery - Abdominal (Angiography) Cost Average $1,700 - $69,100
X-Ray of Artery - Kidney (Angiography) Cost Average $1,800 - $41,700
X-Ray of Artery - Spine (Angiography) Cost Average $1,750 - $33,700
X-Ray of Artery - Pelvis (Angiography) Cost Average $1,700 - $49,300
X-Ray of Vein in Arm or Leg (Venography) Cost Average $1,250 - $41,900
X-Ray of Artery - Arm (Angiography) Cost Average $340 - $16,400
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Featured Facilities that Perform X-Ray

Name Location Price Range
Martin Memorial Diagnostic Services at Saint Lucie West Port St Lucie , FL $30 - $1,650
Sutter Buttes MRI Yuba City , CA $30 - $1,600
Wyoming Surgical Center MRI Casper , WY $30 - $1,350
Advanced MRI Lake Charles , LA $30 - $1,400
Templeton Imaging Medical Corporation Templeton , CA $30 - $1,600
California Advanced Imaging Medical Assoc. San Jose , CA $40 - $2,025
Community MRI Services Bismarck , ND $30 - $1,300
Iredell Memorial Hospital Statesville , NC $150 - $1,850
Tolland Imaging Center Tolland , CT $30 - $1,800
Atlantic Medical Imaging (Cape May) Cape May Court House , NJ $30 - $1,700
Mountainview Medical Imaging Seneca , SC $30 - $1,350
Thomas Hospital Fairhope , AL $140 - $11,000
Open MRI of Brunswick Brunswick , GA $30 - $1,400
Anne Arundel Diagnostics Annapolis , MD $30 - $1,650
Gratiot Medical Center Alma , MI $70 - $17,600
Baystate Medical Center Springfield , MA $120 - $19,800
North Arkansas Regional Medical Center Harrison , AR $90 - $7,700
Virginia Physicians Richmond , VA $30 - $1,450
Indiana MRI Bloomington , IN $30 - $1,400
Desert View Regional Medical Center Pahrump , NV $280 - $35,000
Curry General Hospital Gold Beach , OR $290 - $34,600
Mcleod Medical Center Dillon Dillon , SC $130 - $1,550
Wabash Diagnostic Imaging Vincennes , IN $30 - $1,400
Advanced Imaging @community Medical Center Missoula , MT $30 - $1,350
William Newton Memorial Hospital Winfield , KS $220 - $29,000
Doctors Imaging Group Gainesville , FL $30 - $1,550
Northeast Nebraska Imaging Center Norfolk , NE $30 - $1,350
Progressive Wellness Imaging Sylvania , OH $30 - $1,500
Mercy North Diagnostic Imaging Ankeny , IA $30 - $1,350
Golden Plains Community Hospital Borger , TX $260 - $33,500

More about X-Ray Procedures

Patient Preparation For an X-Ray Procedure

Guidelines about eating and drinking before an X-Ray exam vary at different facilities. Unless you are told otherwise, you may follow your regular daily routine and take medications as usual. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant it is important to inform your doctor or technician prior to the X-Ray. Notify your doctor or technologist if you have any metal in or on your body such as body piercings, eye glasses, or jewelry which may interfere with the procedure. Dress in comfortable clothing that can easily be removed if needed.

What to expect during and after an X-Ray

A X-Ray procedure is a relatively painless procedure. The only discomfort may be associated with the manipulation of the body part being examined particularly in the case of a recent injury or invasive procedure such as surgery. The overall preparation and procedure will take approximately 30 minutes not including waiting time. Depending upon what is being scanned and what type of X-ray (the type of view) your doctor orders you may be asked to get undressed and to put on a hospital gown and you may be lying, sitting, or standing for the scan. You will be asked to hold your position still for several seconds until the image is being captured. It is important that you hold your position still during the scan exposure to prevent any blur on the film. Your X-ray films will be interpreted by a trained doctor and then discussed directly with you.

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