Los Angeles, CA PET Scan Cost Comparison

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A PET Scan in Los Angeles costs $2,867 on average when you take the median of the 77 medical providers who perform PET Scan procedures in Los Angeles, CA. The least expensive PET Scan in Los Angeles is $1,500 for a Whole Body PET Scan while the most expensive PET Scan list price is $2,775 for a PET Scan Heart. There are 5 different types of PET Scan provided in Los Angeles, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Los Angeles providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Whole Body PET Scan Cost Average $1,500 - $3,900 Free Quote
PET Scan (Skull to Mid-Thigh) Cost Average $1,700 - $4,300 Free Quote
PET Scan (Chest to Head Neck) Cost Average $2,100 - $5,300 Free Quote
PET Scan Heart Cost Average $2,775 - $7,100 Free Quote
PET Scan Brain Cost Average $2,250 - $5,900 Free Quote

Compare PET Scan Providers in Los Angeles, CA

Facility City Type
Ez Diagnosis Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Body Scan of Newport Newport Beach Diagnostic Testing Facility
S.A. Diagnostic North Hollywood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pomona Acute Care Hospital
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge Acute Care Hospital
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Los Angeles Los Angeles Childrens Hospital
Broadway Imaging Center Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Burbank Advanced Imaging Center Burbank Diagnostic Testing Facility
Landmark Imaging Medical Group Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Warner Diagnostic Woodland Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Acute Care Hospital
LAC USC Imaging Sciences Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lancaster Open MRI Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park Acute Care Hospital
College Hospital Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills Acute Care Hospital
Medical Group Imaging Center of Glendale Glendale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Western Imaging, Marina Del Rey Marina Del Rey Diagnostic Testing Facility
Omni Medical Services Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - San Clemente San Clemente Acute Care Hospital
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank Acute Care Hospital
Beverly Hills Imaging Center Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Hill Medical Corporation Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
University of California Irvine Medical Center Orange Acute Care Hospital
Aurora Breast MRI of Orange County Orange Diagnostic Testing Facility
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Orange Orange Childrens Hospital
Saddleback MRI Medical Group Laguna Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Jude Medical Center Fullerton Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Imaging Center Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Methodist Hospital Arcadia Acute Care Hospital
Catalina Island Medical Center Avalon Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Eagle Imaging Medical Group Orange Diagnostic Testing Facility
Olive View-ucla Medical Center Sylmar Acute Care Hospital
Cedars-sinai Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Panorama City Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Orange County Orange Childrens Hospital
United Medical Imaging of Beverly Hills 3T beverly hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Del Amo PET Imaging Cntr_ LLC Torrance Diagnostic Testing Facility
City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte Acute Care Hospital
Montebello Open MRI Montebello Diagnostic Testing Facility
Charles Brown Healthcare San Pedro Diagnostic Testing Facility
Samaritan Imaging Center Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center Bellflower Acute Care Hospital
Ventura Imaging Center Encino Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Holy Cross Imaging Center-santa Clarita Santa Clarita Diagnostic Testing Facility
Grand Avenue Imaging Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph Hospital Orange Acute Care Hospital
Suburban Medical Center Paramount Acute Care Hospital
Consolidated Imaging of Winnetka. Canoga Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Pasadena Medical Imaging Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospital of Orange County at Mission Mission Viejo Childrens Hospital
Vanowen Radiology Van Nuys Diagnostic Testing Facility
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles Childrens Hospital
Long Beach PET Imaging Center Signal Hill Diagnostic Testing Facility
Av MRI Medical Clinic Lancaster Diagnostic Testing Facility
AIN PET@ Downey RegMed Cntr Downey Diagnostic Testing Facility
West Hills Hospital and Medical Center West Hills Acute Care Hospital
Medizen Advanced Imaging Fountain Valley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Inglewood Imaging Center Inglewood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Physicians Service Laboratory Bell Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sherman Oaks Hospital Sherman Oaks Acute Care Hospital
Crown Valley Radiologists Mission Viejo Diagnostic Testing Facility
Harbor-university of California Los Angeles Medical Center Torrance Acute Care Hospital
West Valley Imaging Center West Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Miracle Mile Medical Center Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
USA Diagnostics Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills Acute Care Hospital
Arash Afari Professional Medical Corporation Los Angeles Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mink Radiologic Imaging Medical Associates Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Orthopaedic Hospital Los Angeles Acute Care Hospital
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center Harbor City Acute Care Hospital
University Imaging Center of Santa Clarita Newhall Diagnostic Testing Facility
Beverly Hills 3 Tesla Imaging Center Beverly Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility

PET Scan Introduction and Cost Information

PET scans have become very popular because no other imaging technology shows the internal chemistry of the body so well. A PET scan has the unique ability to identify chemical and metabolic changes in diseases such as cancer before anatomic and structural changes which are detected by other imaging technologies have time to develop. Therefore PET can detect diseases when anatomic imaging studies are still normal, and may be informative in differentiating benign from malignant process. This makes PET scans very popular in identifying whether cancer is present or not, if it has spread, if it is responding to treatment, and if a person is cancer free after treatment. Cancers for which PET scans are considered particularly effective include lung, head and neck, colorectal, esophageal, lymphoma, melanoma, breast, thyroid, cervical, pancreatic, and brain as well as other cancers.

Patient Preparation

Most facilities recommend that you do not eat anything 6 hours prior to your PET Scan. Try to reduce the amount of caffeine or sugar you consumer the day prior to your PET Scan. If you are a Diabetic, make sure you get specific instructions regarding your insulin prior to your PET Scan. A good rule of thumb for Insulin Dependent Diabetics is to eat a small meal 4 hours prior to your PET Scan and then take your insulin. For Non-Insulin Diabetics, eat a light meal 4 hours prior to your PET Scan and then take your oral medication. It is important to monitor your glucose levels prior to the PET Scan. Your glucose should be less than 150. If you have had any surgery, biopsies, radiation or chemotherapies 4 to 6 weeks prior to your PET Scan make sure you alert the PET Scan facility. Try to avoid vigorous physical activity 48 hours prior to your PET Scan. Do not take liquid pills the morning of your exam. Other medications may be taken with water. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility. If your weight exceeds 350 pounds make sure you let the facility performing the PET Scan know because often the PET Scan equipment has size limitations and other accommodations may have to be made.

What to expect during and after a PET Scan Procedure

The overall preparation and PET Scan testing visit will take approximately 2 hours. Wear comfortable cloths. You will not be required to change cloths. Once you arrive at the PET Scan facility you will receive an injection of Radioactive Glucose (FDG). The FDG will take about 45 minutes to properly distribute throughout your body. Prior to the scan you will most likely be asked to empty your bladder. Upon entering the testing room you will be asked to lay down on the scanner bed. It is important that you lay still during the scan. If it is painful to lay flat and still on your back make sure you bring some form of pain medication. Make sure you tell the doctor or technician that you plan to take pain medication prior to having the test performed. If you have claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) or anxiety, you may want to ask your physician for a prescription for a mild sedative.

After your PET Scan, the FDG remnants will still be in your system and it is recommended that you do not come in close contact with small children or pregnant women for 4 hours. It is important to drink plenty of liquids to help flush the FDG out of your system. Your PET Scan will be interpreted by a trained nuclear medicine physician or radiologist and results are typically sent to the referring physician within 24-48 hours.

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