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how much does it cost me to get a pet ct scan in india?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Flight: With or without flight to india? (assuming from U.S.).
Answered on Jun 12, 2012
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Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
It is about 400-500 USD in India
Jun 12, 2012
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unlike many imaging: Procedures, whereeach test tries to pay off the cost of the instrument, each pet scan needs to buy a cyclotron produced dose of flurodeoxyglucose. It has a short half life, and it must be paid as well as the scanner. These will always have high cost of production so medical tourism may not work as well as for a procedure or a simple diagnostic study.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
@Dr. Tucker - Do you get many "Medical Tourists" in your practice?
Jun 12, 2012
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
The price in India for quality PET-CT is about 400-500 USD. The price in Thailand is about 800-1000 USD. The price in Singapore is about 1500-1800 USD.
Jun 8, 2012
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Flight > scan: The airfare to india and back will likely be more than the pet/ct scan. I do not know the price of a pet/ct scan in india.
Answered on May 14, 2013

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