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
Dallas, TX X-Ray Cost Average $120 - $300
Chicago, IL X-Ray Cost Average $130 - $330
New York, NY X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $260
Los Angeles, CA X-Ray Cost Average $230 - $600
Miami, FL X-Ray Cost Average $100 - $250
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
Dayton Medical Imaging - Vandalia Vandalia , OH $30 - $1,500
Northern Oklahoma Diagnostic Imaging Enid , OK $30 - $1,300
Polk Medical Center Cedartown , GA $260 - $38,700
Carolina Regional Radiology Fayetteville , NC $30 - $1,400
Teton MRI of Idaho Falls Idaho Falls , ID $30 - $1,350
Grant Regional Health Center Lancaster , WI $280 - $34,400
DRH Imaging Duncan , OK $30 - $1,300
Wayne Hospital Greenville , OH $80 - $800
East Linn MRI Lebanon , OR $30 - $1,400
The Finley Hospital Dubuque , IA $70 - $3,700
Geisinger Clinic Coal Township , PA $30 - $1,450
Fairmont Medical Center Fairmont , MN $70 - $675
Michigan Medical Grand Rapids , MI $30 - $1,500
Albert Lea Medical Center Albert Lea , MN $70 - $17,700
Saint Mary's Hospital Rochester , MN $80 - $15,200
Valley Open MRI and Diagnostic Ctr Kingston , PA $30 - $1,450
Rockingham Memorial Hospital Harrisonburg , VA $70 - $20,800
Northeast Imaging Philadelphia , PA $30 - $1,750
Sira Imaging Center Bloomington , IN $30 - $1,400
OSF Holy Family Medical Center Monmouth , IL $260 - $20,700
Ferrell Hospital Eldorado , IL $290 - $38,800
Salt Lake Clinic Radiology Salt Lake City , UT $30 - $1,450
Beauregard Memorial Hospital Deridder , LA $90 - $2,100
Corning Hospital Corning , NY $60 - $5,000
Regional West Medical Center Scottsbluff , NE $100 - $11,000
Corvallis Radiology Corvallis , OR $30 - $1,400
Hendry Regional Medical Center Clewiston , FL $260 - $37,700
Doctors Imaging Group Putnam Radiology Office Palatka , FL $30 - $1,550
Grand Island Imaging Center Grand Island , NE $30 - $1,350
Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Colfax , WA $300 - $35,800

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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