When it comes to your health, the quality of your care is very important, but pricing also plays a role. Advances in the field of imaging technology allow medical providers to more accurately and quickly diagnose health issues. A CT (computerized tomography) scan is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic scan that is often used. Let’s see how much a CT scan typically costs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex there are literally dozens and dozens of providers who offer CT scan imaging. There are so many, in fact, it can be difficult to know whom to choose.
A CT Scan in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex costs on average about $1,200, when you take the median of the more than 130 imaging providers who perform CT Scan procedures in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In the United States, the cost of a CT scan typically ranges between $300-$3,280. The national average is $3,275 (without insurance).
Many factors go into the cost of a CT scan and there are many types of CT scans, and each one depends on the diagnostic needs of the patient. Let’s examine a few of those factors.
Scans of the head are usually slightly cheaper than those of the chest or abdomen. If other parts of the body are included in the scan, the cost can increase. For example, if the pelvis is included in an abdominal scan, it can raise the costs another $2000 or so, on average.
This is a common question and the answer varies from area to area. Usually, however, a CT scan at a highly-rated and respected independent imaging center is usually much less expensive than the same procedure at a hospital.
Saving money starts with asking questions and doing a little research. In some areas of the United States there are resources and programs to help patients save money on CT scans and other imaging procedures.
Yes, there are resources and programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to help with diagnostic imaging costs. Gateway Diagnostic Imaging offers such a program. We also offer financial assistance to those patients who qualify.
For those without insurance or who need financial assistance, we offer self-pay rates and medical financial assistance programs to those who qualify. For those who have medical insurance, Gateway is an in-network provider with all major insurance companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, and Cigna. We also accept CareCredit.
No matter where you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there is a Gateway Diagnostic Imaging location near you. Gateway has locations in Arlington, Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, Mid-Cities, Plano, Richardson, Sherman, South Fort Worth and Weatherford.
Perhaps nothing can be more stressful or frustrating than dealing with medical bills. Often, they are confusing, incomplete and use unexplained terminology.
Gateway’s global billing means you only get one bill for all services. So instead of separate charges for all components of an imaging exam, Gateway issues one global bill for everything we do. You will not receive multiple bills for facility or radiologist fees. Also, your bill will be easy to read and understand.
When you get your scan at one of our imaging centers, we’ll make sure you have access to affordable, high-quality medical imaging from subspecialized radiologists and certified technologists.