Chicago, IL PET Scan Cost Comparison

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A PET Scan in Chicago costs $2,078 on average when you take the median of the 107 medical providers who perform PET Scan procedures in Chicago, IL. The least expensive PET Scan in Chicago is $1,150 for a PET Scan Heart while the most expensive PET Scan list price is $1,800 for a PET Scan (Chest to Head Neck). There are 5 different types of PET Scan provided in Chicago, 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 Chicago providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Future Diagnostics Group 254 Republic Ave Joliet (815) 730-3344

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Procedure Price Range
Whole Body PET Scan Cost Average $1,400 - $3,600 Free Quote
PET Scan (Skull to Mid-Thigh) Cost Average $1,550 - $3,900 Free Quote
PET Scan (Chest to Head Neck) Cost Average $1,800 - $4,700 Free Quote
PET Scan Heart Cost Average $1,150 - $3,000 Free Quote
PET Scan Brain Cost Average $1,600 - $4,100 Free Quote

Compare PET Scan Providers in Chicago, IL

Facility City Type
Future Diagnostics Group Joliet Diagnostic Testing Facility
National Imaging - Molecular Imaging - Orland Park Orland Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Corporate Imaging Center Hoffman Estates Diagnostic Testing Facility
Advanced Diagnostics Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Central States Open MRI Lake In The Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Libertyville Imaging Center Libertyville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Hinsdale Orthopaedic Imaging Center New Lenox Diagnostic Testing Facility
Preferred Open MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest Acute Care Hospital
Community Imaging Wheaton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Anthony Medical Center Crown Point Acute Care Hospital
Saint Margaret Mercy - Hammond Campus Hammond Acute Care Hospital
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet Acute Care Hospital
Royal Open MRI Elgin Diagnostic Testing Facility
Parkside Imaging Park Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility
The University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Evanston Hospital Evanston Acute Care Hospital
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin Acute Care Hospital
Huntley Radiology Huntley Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southlake MRI and Diagnostic Center Merrillville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lake Shore Open MRI and CT Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mchenry Radiologists and Imaging Assoc Mchenry Diagnostic Testing Facility
High Technology, Inc. (Palos Palos Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Geneva Diagnostic Testing Facility
Macneal Outpatient Imaging Riverside Diagnostic Testing Facility
Weiss Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Kenosha Medical Center Kenosha Acute Care Hospital
Alliance Imaging Crown Point Diagnostic Testing Facility
Southwest Radiologist Joint Vtr Oak Lawn Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vertical Plus MRI of America Hazel Crest Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Lincoln Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Oak Park Imaging Services Oak Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vista Medical Center West Waukegan Acute Care Hospital
Advocate South Suburban Hospital Hazel Crest Acute Care Hospital
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood Acute Care Hospital
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Randall Medical Imaging Center Elgin Diagnostic Testing Facility
Edward Hospital Naperville Acute Care Hospital
Forest Med Surg Center Justice Diagnostic Testing Facility
Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Provident Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute Palos Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Molecular Imaging of Wood Dale Wood Dale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint James Hospital and Health Centers - Olympia Olympia Fields Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Indiana PET/ CT Center Chesterton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Rush-copley Medical Center Aurora Acute Care Hospital
Molecular Imaging of Suburban Chicago Hinsdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Pinnacle Healthcare Merrillville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Jasper County Hospital Rensselaer Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Golf Diagnostic Imaging Center Des Plaines Diagnostic Testing Facility
National Imaging - Molecular Imaging - Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Diagnostic Testing Facility
Ingalls Memorial Hospital Harvey Acute Care Hospital
Macneal Hospital Berwyn Acute Care Hospital
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Kenosha Kenosha Childrens Hospital
Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute Joliet Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lindenhurst Radiology Lindenhurst Diagnostic Testing Facility
Oak Brook X-ray and Imaging Oak Brook Diagnostic Testing Facility
Enhanced Medical Imaging of Elgin Elgin Diagnostic Testing Facility
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha Acute Care Hospital
Valley Lo Imaging Co. Glenview Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vista MRI Institute Gurnee Diagnostic Testing Facility
Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center Mchenry Acute Care Hospital
Condell Medical Center Libertyville Acute Care Hospital
Amic Hyde Park Open MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Lincoln Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago Chicago Childrens Hospital
Oak Forest Hospital Oak Forest Acute Care Hospital
Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago Childrens Hospital
Delnor-community Hospital Geneva Acute Care Hospital
High Definition MRI Elmhurst Diagnostic Testing Facility
Medical Imaging Exablation of Chicago Northbrook Diagnostic Testing Facility
Rush University Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Bloomingdale Open MRI Bloomingdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Imed Glenview Glenview Diagnostic Testing Facility
Resurrection Open MRI and Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Salt Creek Medical Imaging Westmont Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove Acute Care Hospital
Indiana Regional P E T Merrillville PET Clinic
Community Hospital Munster Acute Care Hospital
Midwest Open MRI (Melrose Park) Melrose Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus Gary Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Community Hospital Arlington Heights Acute Care Hospital
Community Imaging Bellwood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mr Imaging of West Chicago West Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Patwari Medical Corporation Munster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Prairie Open MRI Westchester Diagnostic Testing Facility
Corporate Woods Open MRI Vernon Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sonographic Images Munster Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Harvard Hospital Harvard Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Logan Square MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility
Sherman Hospital Elgin Acute Care Hospital
La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Childrens Hospital
Central Dupage Hospital Winfield Acute Care Hospital
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Zion Acute Care Hospital
Little Company of Mary Hospital Evergreen Park Acute Care Hospital
Valley West Community Hospital Sandwich Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Molecular Imaging of Hinsdale Hinsdale Diagnostic Testing Facility
Vista Medical Center East Waukegan Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital
Chicago Ridge Radiology, SC Chicago Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Acute Care Hospital
Northwestern Medical Imaging Munster 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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