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Gateway Diagnostic Imaging

January 2, 2024

How much does a CT scan cost in Dallas-Fort Worth?

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.

The cost of your CT scan in Dallas-Fort Worth

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.

What is the average cost range for a CT scan in the Dallas-Fort Worth area?

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.

How does the cost of a CT scan in Dallas-Fort Worth compare with the national average?

In the United States, the cost of a CT scan typically ranges between $300-$3,280. The national average is $3,275 (without insurance).

Where the cost of a CT scan comes from

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.

How does the type of CT scan (such as head, abdomen, or chest) affect its cost?

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.

Is it more affordable to get a CT scan at a diagnostic imaging center or at a hospital?

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.

How to save more on the cost of your CT scan in Dallas-Fort Worth

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.

Are there resources or programs in Dallas-Fort Worth that help with diagnostic imaging costs?

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.

How can Gateway help me save money on my CT scan?

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.

Where are Gateway’s imaging centers located in Dallas-Fort Worth?

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.

Navigating the billing process

Perhaps nothing can be more stressful or frustrating than dealing with medical bills. Often, they are confusing, incomplete and use unexplained terminology.

What will my bill for a CT scan look like? What info does it include?

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.

How to schedule your CT scan with us

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.

Reach out to a Gateway imaging center near you, and schedule your CT appointment today.

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