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How much does a CT scan cost?

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Prices for a CT scan vary considerably and depend on location and the negotiating power of the provider administering the scan, states Bernard Health. National median costs in 2014 are $695 for a brain CT, $785 for a chest CT and $900 for an abdomen CT, reports NerdWallet.

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As of 2015, Oakwood Healthcare in Michigan offers uninsured patients discounted CT prices ranging from $284 to $1,701, depending on the area of the body scanned and whether or not contrast dye is used, according to its website. The most expensive CT scans in the United States cost nearly $7,000, reports NerdWallet. Most health insurance companies cover all or some of the cost of CT scans.

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