Table 1.

Sample costs for radiology investigations

INVESTIGATIONCOST, $
PROVINCIALLY INSUREDPRIVATE INSURANCE
X-ray films
  • Plain films, single view33.7673.00
  • Additional views17.0236.75
  • Cervical spine40.4289.20
  • Lumbar spine51.07110.00
  • Additional spine views31.8068.50
  • Skull51.07110.00
  • Ribs (bilateral)51.07110.00
Mammogram (unilateral)95.71117.00
Mammogram (bilateral)134.12188.00
Hysterosalpingogram (excluding injection)82.24184.00
Bone density (hip and spine)111.47137.70
Intravenous pyelogram with voiding cystourethrogram100.00220.00
Computed tomography (not including interpretation and facility cost fees)
  • Head (contrast)61.81159.00
  • 1 region (contrast)97.75247.00
  • 1 region (without contrast)88.44225.00
  • 2 regions133.63334.00
Magnetic resonance imaging (not including interpretation and facility cost fees)
  • Standard 2 plane721.00NA
  • Additional sequence or plane299.00NA
Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography99.90230.00
  • Breast (unilateral)66.05117.00
  • Additional side33.3058.00
  • Abdomen105.24228.00
  • Renal82.86212.00
  • Obstetric (≥ 14 wk)105.22218.00
  • Obstetric (< 14 wk)78.95177.00
  • Intrauterine device localization52.87117.00
  • Pelvis105.22228.00
  • Nuchal translucency121.38288.00
  • Extremity59.98123.00
  • Carotid Doppler116.99230.00
  • Neck65.74140.00
  • NA—not available.

  • Cost data from the Doctors of BC Guide to Fees.1