PET/CT scan is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your body. A PET/CT scan costs usually between $1,600-$14,000.
|Insurance type||Clinic PET/scan price||Hospital PET/CT scan price|
|High-deductible patient||$2,400 - $5,000||$4,100 - $14,000|
|Insured patient (25% copay)||$600 - $1,250||$1,025 - $3,500|
|Cash patient||$1,600 - $2,500||$2,000 - $4,000|
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Positron emission tomography-computed tomography also known as PET-CT or PET/CT is a nuclear medicine technique which combines a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner and a CT (computed tomography) scanner to take collective images to create a functional view of the body.
It can help diagnose conditions such as:
Having PET and PET-CT scans can add to your stress as a cancer survivor. These tests often find health problems that are not serious. This may lead to more tests and procedures, including follow-up scans, and even biopsies and surgery.
Also, PET, and especially PET-CT scans do expose you to high levels of radiation. The effects of radiation add up over your lifetime. This can increase your risk of cancer.