Enter the total number of x-rays performed and the total cost of running the x-ray into the calculator to determine the cost per x-ray.

Cost Per X-Ray Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per X-Ray.


  • Where CPX is the cost per x-ray
  • TRC is the total running costs, including labor and machine costs
  • #XR is the number of x-rays performed

What is Cost Per X-Ray?


A cost per x-ray is the total cost a center spends in labor, operational, machine, and overhead, per x-ray performed.

How to Calculate Cost Per X-Ray?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Cost Per X-Ray.

First, determine the total running costs. In this example, the total running costs are $5,000.00 for the week.

Next, determine the number of x-rays performed. For this problem, the number of x-rays over the week was 20.

Finally, calculate the cost per x-ray using the formula above:


CPX = $5,000.00 / 20

CPX = $250 / x-ray