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Pay For A Private CAT Scan?

Considering that public health care budgets are limited, and the demand for diagnostic imaging services only increases, it is not surprising to note that there are lengthy waits for diagnostic imaging procedures.

Patients in rural areas are also frequently rerouted to other towns quite some distance away to obtain even the most rudimentary of diagnostic imaging services such as a CAT scan. Even then, the wait can be weeks or months depending on the urgency.

An existing private medical diagnostic imaging facility is considering adding private CAT scan to their existing local clinic. Single segment scans or packages would range from $300 to $2,000.

If you were ill and required a CAT scan to diagnose your illness would you:

A. Pay $300 to $2000 to have one done immediately at a private clinic.
B. Wait weeks or months for a free test at a public hospital.


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