Current Prices Of X-rays In Nigeria (2024)

Do you need to go for an x-ray and you do not know the price? Have you been looking for a trusted online source that will give you excellent estimated costs of x-rays in in Nigeria this 2024? Then you are at the right place. In this article, we will walk you through the meaning of an x-ray and give you the current estimated fees so that you will be aware of how much you will pay when you eventually go to the hospital or a diagnostic centre for your x-ray procedure.

Current Prices Of X-rays In Nigeria


An x-ray is a typical imaging test that enables your doctor to see inside your body without having to make an incision or cut open any body parts. This aids in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of a variety of medical diseases. There are various x-ray techniques that are employed for various purposes, but they are all comparable in that they provide a black and white image of your internal organs for the doctor to examine.

An x-ray examination employs electrical equipment to emit x-rays and digital technology to create two-dimensional photographs of internal body parts. This test is extremely helpful in diagnosing disorders or diseases that affect the bones and chest. An ordinary x-ray test is non-invasive, painless, and does not need any recuperation time.

The radiation exposure during an x-ray examination is regarded as safe and is comparable to what you would experience in the general environment over the course of about a week. An iodine-based contrast agent or barium may be used during some x-ray procedures to help make it easier to view internal organs like blood vessels, tissues, or bone. Your doctor might request an x-ray for any of the following conditions:

  • To investigate a source of pain or discomfort
  • Track the progression of an illness, such as osteoporosis
  • Check the effectiveness of a specified treatment, etc.

The following medical issues may necessitate an x-ray examination:

  • Bone cancer
  • Breast tumors
  • Enlarged heart
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Conditions affecting your lungs
  • Digestive problems
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Tooth decay
  • Needing to retrieve swallowed items.

In Nigeria today, depending on the hospital or diagnostic facility you go to, you can be requested to arrive very early for your x-ray and told to fast or not, depending on the particular part of your body that needs to be x-rayed. You don’t need to do anything extra to get ready for your x-ray, but the radiographer may ask you to remove your clothes and any other items that might get in the way of the procedure on the day of your x-ray.

Depending on the part of your body being examined, the radiographer may tell you to either lie down or stand up throughout the x-ray procedure. In order for the image recording plate to capture your internal organs during a chest x-ray at some government hospitals in Nigeria, you might be asked to stand, maintain good posture, and align your chest with it. Typically, only one view of the chest is taken, preferably from the back as the patient stands against the image recording plate.

Your hands will be placed on your hips, and the radiographer will position you such that your chest will be pushed up against the image-recording plate. For a chest x-ray, patients who are unable to stand may be positioned lying down on a table. The radiographer will next take an x-ray while you hold very still and may need to hold your breath for a short period of time. You will then be asked to breathe in and out roughly three times. This lessens the likelihood of an image becoming blurry. To turn on the x-ray machine, the radiographer will enter the next room or go behind a wall.

The radiographer may ask you to wait after the procedure is finished until the radiologist confirms they have all the required images. The entire chest x-ray procedure, from positioning to obtaining and verifying the images, typically takes 15 minutes. At a diagnostic facility, you may receive the results within that time frame, or if you underwent the procedure at a government hospital, you may be informed when to return for them after the radiographer has interpreted the results and forwarded them to your doctor, who may then interpret them for you at your subsequent appointment.


The following are the current x-ray prices in Nigeria 2024:

  • Mammography (Breast X-ray): ₦4,500 – ₦5,000
  • Chest X-ray: ₦3,500 – ₦8,000
  • Abdominal X-ray: ₦4,500 – ₦5,000
  • Skull X-ray: ₦4,500 – ₦8,000
  • Limbs X-ray (leg, knee, thigh, foot, shoulder, arm, forearm, elbow, wrist): ₦5,000 – ₦7,000
  • Pelvic X-ray (Waist X-ray): ₦4,000 – ₦5,000
  • Cervical Spine X-ray (Neck X-ray): ₦4,000 – ₦6,000
  • Lumbar/Lumbo-Sacral Spine X-ray (Lower Back X-ray): ₦4,500 – ₦7,000
  • Thoraco-Lumbar Spine X-ray (Upper Back X-ray): ₦5,000 – ₦7,000
  • Paranasal Sinuses X-ray: ₦7,000 – ₦8,000.

Please keep in mind that pricing may differ based on your location and the hospital or diagnostic centre you visit, as well as the current exchange rate in the country as at the time of your visit.

Ezeh Emmanuella

Ezeh Emmanuella is an information enthusiast and the Editor of Nigerian Search Guide. She loves to answer search queries on everything Nigeria. She is also the brain behind Ellacious Designs, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria today.

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2 Responses

  1. Fatimah says:

    Thanks for the guidelines 👍

  2. Fatimah says:

    I have been having severe and lower back pain for over 6 months now, please what can I do about that?

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