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Cost Analysis of Medical Imaging Modalities


  • Vikas Goyal
  • Agency : Cost Analysis, Medical Imaging Services, Cost of Services, Micro Costing
  • Objective : The study to provides an analysis of departmental costs involved in providing Imaging services and ascertain the costs of some commonly done tests or procedures in the Imaging Department. Bottom-up or Micro costing is applied in which all the inputs consumed in undergoing the procedure are identified, measured and quantified, finally converting into value terms to produce a cost estimate. Absorption costing, a technique that assigns all costs, i.e., both fixed cost and variable cost to product cost of service rendered is applied in forming cost sheet
  • Background : Not Available
  • Methodology : The scope of the study was limited to 4 investigations, of which 1 is contrast based. The methodology utilized includes review of literature, internet search, understanding market trend, enumeration of services, cost heads and various resources required, meeting various healthcare professionals including vendors supplying equipments and consumables, etc. The data collection was both through primary and secondary basis.
  • Findings : The study found that the imaging services provide a pool of revenues if proper patient inflow is maintained; otherwise it may also be a means for losses to the organization as in CT scan and X-Ray procedures, while it is profit making in USG & Mammography units as per the study and manpower, depreciation but without interest cost contributions.
  • Recommendations : Not Available
study to provides an analysis of departmental costs involved in providing Imaging services and ascertain the costs of some commonly done tests or procedures in the Imaging Department