Radiology Centers

The costs of common radiology procedures vary widely between outpatient hospital and CareFirst-contracted freestanding radiology centers. As a physician, you play an important role in reducing the financial burden on your patients and impact overall health care costs.

Procedure DescriptionOutpatient HospitalRadiology (Freestanding) CenterPotential Savings
Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Head (Without Contrast) $1,695 $854 50%
Proton Treatment Delivery $5,633 $2,369 58%
Radiologic Examination of Facial Bones $135 $52 61%
Radiologic Examination of Mandible $149 $45 70%
Radiologic Examination of Sinuses $105 $40 62%
Radiologic Examination of Spine and Thoracic $91 $50 45%
Radiologic Examination, Nasal bones, Complete $103 $39 62%
Therapeutic Radiology Port Images $57 $21 64%
Ultrasound of Spinal Canal $334 $142 57%
Ultrasound, Infant hips, Real Time (With Imaging Documentation) $273 $127 54%
This information does not take into account the severity of a patient's illness. Costs are based on average CareFirst member's costs in 2016 and may not represent your patient's actual cost of care for the same services.