CT scans (also called CAT scans, both of which is short for computed tomography scan) is a powerful x-ray scan. It is able to take far more detailed images than a regular x-ray. A CT machine is shaped like a doughnut with x-ray detectors (from 8 to 32) that form a ring around the patient. Unlike MRI scans, CT scans can take as little as 10 minutes to do.
Some CT scans are done with iodine contrast, which is a dye that shows certain structures and processes in more detail, including giving the radiologist information about potential cancerous growth. A CT scan is a non-invasive test: the patient doesn’t feel anything during a scan. Reports can be ready in as short a time as 1 hour if the scan is ordered stat by the doctor.
How much a CT Scan with and without contrast cost?
The cost of a CT Scan with and without Contrast ranges from $250 to $350. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can take advantage of our CT Scan service in Hoffman Estate and surrounding suburbs.
- Please leave your valuables at home, including jewelry, to prevent it from being lost or stolen, for they have to be removed prior to entering the scan room.
- Please let us know if you need interpreting services, this can be arranged for you.
- Please bring a list of your current medications.
- If you have claustrophobia, your doctor may prescribe an oral medication for you to take with you for your MRI appointment.
Contact us to schedule your exam!
This facility is wonderful! Great location, a range of available testing times, and many services offered. They are accommodating and convenient!
– Kate Blanchard
I had a wonderful experience when I brought my mother in for an MRI and a mammogram. The staff were caring, nice and very helpful. They work with people that have various language abilities. I recommend based on my experience for people to visit this center.