Houston, TX PET Scan Cost Comparison

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A PET Scan in Houston costs $1,907 on average when you take the median of the 82 medical providers who perform PET Scan procedures in Houston, TX. The least expensive PET Scan in Houston is $1,100 for a PET Scan Heart while the most expensive PET Scan list price is $1,650 for a PET Scan Brain. There are 5 different types of PET Scan provided in Houston, 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 Houston providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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4 Locations Around Houston
Facility Name Address City Phone Number
PET Imaging of Houston - Medical Center 2493a S Braeswood Blvd, Kirby Glenn Center Houston (832) 200-2828
PET Imaging of Sugar Land 17320 W Grand Pkwy S, Suite A Sugar Land (832) 595-2713
PET Imaging of the Woodlands 3091 College Park Dr, Suite 340 The Woodlands (936) 271-4060
PET Imaging of Willowbrook 13300 Hargrave Road, Suite 130 Houston (832) 237-3900

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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 - $4,000 Free Quote
PET Scan (Chest to Head Neck) Cost Average $1,200 - $3,000 Free Quote
PET Scan Heart Cost Average $1,100 - $2,850 Free Quote
PET Scan Brain Cost Average $1,650 - $4,300 Free Quote

Compare PET Scan Providers in Houston, TX

Facility City Type
PET Imaging of Willowbrook Houston PET Clinic
PET Imaging of Sugar Land Sugar Land PET Clinic
PET Imaging of the Woodlands The Woodlands PET Clinic
PET Imaging of Houston - Medical Center Houston PET Clinic
Woodstead MRI The Woodlands Diagnostic Testing Facility
Conroe Regional Medical Center Conroe Acute Care Hospital
Sweeny Community Hospital Sweeny Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Diagnostic MRI Central Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Houston Medical Imaging - Richmond Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Baytown Acute Care Hospital
UT Imaging - Houston Bellaire Diagnostic Testing Facility
Steeplechase Diagnostic Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Radiant Imaging and Diagnostics Katy Diagnostic Testing Facility
Saint Joseph Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Lakeside Open MRI and Diagnostic Center Webster Diagnostic Testing Facility
gr Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Heights Diagnostic Imaging Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
I-imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fannin St Imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Healthbridge Children's Hospital - Houston Houston Childrens Hospital
Fort Bend Imaging Sugar Land Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers-pasadena Center Pasadena Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Rose Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Dynamic MRI and Diagnostic Imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Infinity MRI and Diagnostics Center Pearland Pearland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Liberty-dayton Community Hospital Liberty Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Jacinto MRI and Diagnostic Center Baytown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Winnie Community Hospital Winnie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Integrated MRI and Diagnostic Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Scarsdale Imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Brazosport Regional Health System Lake Jackson Acute Care Hospital
Pulse Imaging Webster Diagnostic Testing Facility
MHHS Woodlands Outpatient Imaging Center Shenandoah Diagnostic Testing Facility
Foundation Surgical Hospital Bellaire Acute Care Hospital
Vista Medical Center Hospital Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
Bayside Community Hospital Anahuac Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Tomball Regional Medical Center Tomball Acute Care Hospital
Diagnostic MRI Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Webster Acute Care Hospital
Unicare MRI and Diagnostic Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Methodist Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Green Oak Open MRI Humble Diagnostic Testing Facility
The Woodlands Open MRI and Imaging Ctr The Woodlands Diagnostic Testing Facility
Town and Country Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Upright MRI of Sugarland Sugar Land Diagnostic Testing Facility
MHHS Memorial City Outpatient Imaging Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Acute Care Hospital
Woodlands Imaging The Woodlands Diagnostic Testing Facility
Houston Medical Imaging - Campbell Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Image America Diagnostic Imaging Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Fallbrook Open MRI Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Houston Medical Imaging - Katy Fwy Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
MRI Central Houston Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Global Imaging Sugarland Diagnostic Testing Facility
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Medical Center Hospital Humble Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers- Willowbrook Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mhhs Friendswood Imaging Friendswood Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers-Richmond Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann Outpatient Imaging-cyfair Rr Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Global Health Imaging Baytown Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann the Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Outpatient Imaging-southwest Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Diagnostic Radiology of Houston Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
True View Imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers-hedwig Village Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston Galveston Childrens Hospital
Houston Northwest Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Nwdc Diagnostic Imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Eastside Imaging Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Mhhs Northwest Outpatient Imaging Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Mhhs Pearland Outpatient Imaging Center Pearland Diagnostic Testing Facility
Lake Jackson Imaging Center Lake Jackson Diagnostic Testing Facility
Aurum Diagnostic Imaging Conroe Diagnostic Testing Facility
AD Bering Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Upright MRI of Clear Lake Nassau Bay Diagnostic Testing Facility
Angleton Danbury Medical Center Angleton Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers-Clearlake Center Houston Diagnostic Testing Facility
Houston Physicians Hospital Webster Acute Care Hospital
Kingwood Specialty Hospital Kingwood Acute Care Hospital

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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