CT Scans (Private)

Detailed images of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues

CAMIS offers private CT scans to patients who need this type of detailed visualization quickly.

Understanding CT Scans

A CT scan is a type of imaging that uses x-rays and computers to create three-dimensional images of the body.

CT scans provide much more detail than regular x-ray images.

The amount of radiation you receive from a CT scan is relatively small. For more information on ionizing radiation please click here.

Why Get A Private CT Scan?

If receiving your CT results is time sensitive, private pay CT allows you to get in sooner for an appointment, typically within 2 business days.  You will receive a copy of the report and your images. This is especially useful if you plan to go to a specialist or other provider for related procedures.

CAMIS offers CT scans of the head, facial and temporal bones, sinuses, joints, spine and chest.

What is the cost of private-pay CT?

The cost of a private CT scan at CAMIS depends on the area of the body being scanned and if contrast imaging is required. Prices start at $375. CT scans at CAMIS are not covered by Alberta Health Care.

When you pay for your CT scan you will be provided with a receipt you can use if you have coverage through extended benefit plans or heath spending accounts.

Diagnostic

  • Head: $375
  • Bones/Joints/Spine: $400
  • Neck /Sinus: $450
  • Non Contrast Chest: $500
  • Contrast (if required): $125 Additional Cost

Preventative

  • Lung Cancer Screen (Service not yet available): $500
  • Follow Up Scans: $250

When Booking Multiple Exams for the Same Day:

  • For 2 areas that includes a head: $650
  • For any other two areas: $700

*All prices are subject to change without notice
*Discounted pricing does not include Lung cancer screening scans

Is It Safe For Me To Have A CT Scan?

CT is a vital tool in modern medicine and all CT scans involve exposure to radiation. The amount of radiation from a CT scan is greater than from an x-ray as CT scans provide detailed anatomic information. The risk of developing cancer from the low levels of radiation provided by medical imaging is not known with certainty. To be as safe as possible it is assumed that exposure to radiation may be associated with a small risk of cancer and imaging should only be performed when the potential benefit of the scan outweighs the risks.

FAQs

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.

Both CT scans and MRI are utilized in medical imaging. CT is better than MRI in some areas, while MRI performs better in others. Your doctor will order the exam that is best for your health concern.

You may feel a warm sensation throughout your body or a metallic taste in your mouth when the contrast is given. This is very common and does not last long.

Allergic reactions to CT contrast are uncommon but can happen. People who are allergic to contrast may experience typical allergic symptoms such as itching, hives and sneezing. Very rarely contrast can trigger a life-threatening reaction. You will be asked questions related to allergies at time of booking and prior to your scan. Please let us know if you have had a previous allergy to any type of contrast.

CT scans are very quick, and most people can complete the scan. If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to a technologist. CAMIS does not provide medication for this purpose.

The weight limit is 500 pounds (227kg)

Yes, you must have a referral from a doctor for your CT scan.