Detroit, MI PET Scan Cost Comparison

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A PET Scan in Detroit costs $2,399 on average when you take the median of the 49 medical providers who perform PET Scan procedures in Detroit, MI. The least expensive PET Scan in Detroit is $1,450 for a Whole Body PET Scan while the most expensive PET Scan list price is $1,900 for a PET Scan Brain. There are 5 different types of PET Scan provided in Detroit, 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 Detroit 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
PET Scan (Chest to Head Neck) Cost Average $1,800 - $4,700 Free Quote
PET Scan Heart Cost Average $1,850 - $4,700 Free Quote
PET Scan (Skull to Mid-Thigh) Cost Average $1,600 - $4,100 Free Quote
Whole Body PET Scan Cost Average $1,450 - $3,800 Free Quote
PET Scan Brain Cost Average $1,900 - $4,900 Free Quote

Compare PET Scan Providers in Detroit, MI

Facility City Type
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Royal Oak Acute Care Hospital
Regional Medical Imaging – Lapeer Lapeer Diagnostic Testing Facility
Oakland Regional Hospital Southfield Acute Care Hospital
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Detroit Acute Care Hospital
Oakland Imaging Services Farmington Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
St John Health System Detroit Macomb Campus Detroit Diagnostic Testing Facility
Botsford Hospital Farmington Hills Acute Care Hospital
Bio-magnetic Roseville Roseville Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John River District Hospital East China Township Acute Care Hospital
Regional Medical Imaging - Southgate Southgate Diagnostic Testing Facility
Michigan Resonance Imaging Rochester Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Clarkston MRI Clarkston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bio-magnetic Resonance Madison Hts Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Imaging Center Allen Park Diagnostic Testing Facility
Biomagnetic Imaging Center Port Huron Diagnostic Testing Facility
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Clarkston Health Center Clarkston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center Mount Clemens Acute Care Hospital
Med-scan Southfield Diagnostic Testing Facility
Henry Ford Hospital Detroit Acute Care Hospital
Premier Imaging Center Plc Bingham Farms Diagnostic Testing Facility
Genesys Regional Medical Center Lapeer Diagnostic Testing Facility
Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit Childrens Hospital
Warren Radiology Warren Diagnostic Testing Facility
Clinton Diagnostic Clinton Township Diagnostic Testing Facility
Brighton Hospital Brighton Acute Care Hospital
Saint John Hospital and Medical Center Detroit Acute Care Hospital
Lapeer Regional Medical Center Lapeer Acute Care Hospital
Oakwood Annapolis Hospital Wayne Acute Care Hospital
Regional Medical Imaging – Novi Novi Diagnostic Testing Facility
St. John Oakland MRI Center Madison Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mercy Hospital Port Huron Acute Care Hospital
Saint Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia Acute Care Hospital
Metro Diagnostic Imaging Sterling Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Bald Mountain Diagnostic Imaging Lake Orion Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint John Macomb Hospital Warren Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Pontiac Acute Care Hospital
Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center Dearborn Acute Care Hospital
Huron Valley-sinai Hospital Commerce Acute Care Hospital
Oakwood Southshore Medical Center Trenton Acute Care Hospital
Sinai-grace Hospital Detroit Acute Care Hospital
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Clinton Township Acute Care Hospital
Great Lakes MRI of Michigan Warren Diagnostic Testing Facility
Avant Imaging Brighton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Open MRI of Michigan Madison Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility
Wellpointe Imaging Center Rochester Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility
Oakwood Canton Imaging Canton Diagnostic Testing Facility
Providence Hospital Southfield Acute Care Hospital
Contemporary Imaging Downriver Trenton 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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