New Orleans Area Hospital CT head without contrast - January 2014Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a comparison of the charge for an imaging exam at a local area hospital, as compared to what the list price would be had the exam been done at DIS.

Below is the actual invoice received. This charge is before the application of any insurance discounts, based on the agreement with the insurance company. This exam was covered by the person’s health insurance plan.

A three-year-old girl had a computed tomography (CT) scan of her head. The exam did not use a contrast material. The current procedural terminology (CPT) code for the exam is 70450.

The charge from the hospital: $1,955

The charge from DIS for the same test: $758


A difference of 158 percent!

You know you have a choice. It’s your healthcare. It’s your money. For the same exam, do you want a list price for a medical test that is over TWO AND ONE HALF TIMES HIGHER?

Put it this way. If you had an opportunity to buy the exact same four-piece dining room set made by the same manufacturer with the same materials and the same size and number of pieces, would you buy it for $758 or $1,955?

You know the answer.

At DIS, we do not compromise quality for cost. Say YES and spend LESS at DIS. Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 and avoid mega-high hospital imaging fees.