Pet Scan Cost In Malaysia

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Pet Scan cost in Malaysia is between USD 900 to USD 1100. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

An imaging test using a radioactive tracer to examine diseases in the body is known as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan. It is different from MRI and CT scans. Machines that combine PET and CT images, called PET/CT, are commonly used.

PET scans are used to study various conditions, including Cancer, Brain disorders such as epilepsy, Heart disease, etc.

A small amount of radioactive tracer used in PET scans is given through a vein (IV). The needle is inserted on the inside of the patient's elbow. After traveling through the blood, the tracer collects in organs and tissues, which helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.

The patient must wait as the body absorbs the tracer, which may take about 1 hour. The patient then lies on a narrow table that slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner. The PET detects signals from the tracer. 

A computer changes the signs into 3D pictures, displaying the images on a monitor for the healthcare provider to read. The patient must lie still during the test, as too much movement can blur images and cause errors. Depending on the body part being scanned, the test time may vary.

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Inclusions in the package

The cost of PET Scan includes:

  • Preparing for the scan, such as blood tests and post-scan consultations
  • Specific area of the body being scanned. For e.g., a whole-body PET scan may cost more than a brain PET scan

Factors affecting cost of Pet Scan

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Cost may differ depending on the diagnostic center
  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room), if patient is admitted to the hospital
  • Complications, if they occur (include nausea, vomiting, headache, itching, flushing, mild rash, etc. after the tracer is injected)

Cost related to Pet Scan in Malaysia

Listing approximate price of Pet Scan and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
PET Scan USD 800 to USD 1200

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Pet Scan.

What is the cost of tests before a PET Scan?

During the 4 hours before your appointment time, do not consume anything except water. Blood sugar will be checked before the scan. If the doctors find abnormal blood sugar levels, the scan will be canceled. This test cost is covered in the package, but the advance will not be refunded if the appointment got canceled.

Is the pharmacy and medicine cost included in the package?

The medicines available in the hospital are included in the package. However, any medications consumed by the patient outside the hospital charge extra.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after PET Scan?

PET Scans are usually carried out on an outpatient basis, which means you don’t have to stay in the hospital overnight. After the medicine is injected, you have to rest for about 45-60 minutes in the isolation room without moving and talking. After the test, you can go home and resume your normal activities. You have to stay outside the hospital and visit your doctor 1 or 2 weeks after the scan to get the results.

How much does Pet Scan cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Pet Scan in different countries is approximately:

  • India USD 400 to USD 600
  • Turkey USD 640 to USD 960
  • Thailand USD 1360 to USD 2040
  • Germany USD 1600 to USD 2400

List of Centers for Pet Scan in Malaysia

Popular Cities in Malaysia for Pet Scan are:

Doctors for Pet Scan in Malaysia

A nuclear medicine specialist or a radiologist performs PET scans.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Francis Chin Kuok Choon

Dr. Francis Chin Kuok Choon

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital Medini JohorLocation

Gastrointestinal cancers Computed tomography scans Magnetic resonance imaging

Dr Abel Zachariah

Dr Abel Zachariah

Consultant, 11 years of experience

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, MalaccaLocation

Clinical Oncology

Dr. Foo Yoke Ching

Dr. Foo Yoke Ching

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Gynecological Cancers Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Lung Cancer

Dr. Matin Mellor Abdullah

Dr. Matin Mellor Abdullah

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Cancer treatment, Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) Radiation therapy, Stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) Terminal illnesses /Tumors

Dr. Ng Yi Siang

Dr. Ng Yi Siang

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Cancers and Systemic Chemotherapy Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) & Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) 3D Conformal Radiotherapy Targeted and Immunotherapy Post-operative Brachytherapy (Uterus and Cervix) Hormonal therapy

Dr. Yap Beng Khiong

Dr. Yap Beng Khiong

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer Colorectal cancer Head and neck cancer Lung cancer Skin cancer Thyroid cancer Urologic cancers

Dr. Doris Chow Sze Ying

Dr. Doris Chow Sze Ying

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Pantai Hospital PenangLocation

Central Nervous System (CNS) Paediatric Thyroid cancer Skin cancer Head & Neck cancer Breast cancer Lower GI & Lung cancer

Dr Tan Boon Seang

Dr Tan Boon Seang

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Pantai Hospital PenangLocation

Radiotherapy

Dr. Rachael Khong Kit-Tsan

Dr. Rachael Khong Kit-Tsan

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala LumpurLocation

Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Immunotherapy, Targeted Therapy

Dr. Santhi Nadarajan

Dr. Santhi Nadarajan

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala LumpurLocation

Diagnosis and treatment of breast, lung, colorectal, gynecological, brain tumors, germ cell tumors, head & neck, and genitourinary cancers.

Dr Mastura MD Yusof

Dr Mastura MD Yusof

Senior Consultant, 22 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Germ Cell Tumors, Gynecological cancers, Kidney cancer, Liver cancer, Lung cancer, Pancreatic cancer.

Dr Ina Shaliny

Dr Ina Shaliny

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Subang JayaLocation

Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Gynaecological cancer, Colorectal cancer, Head and Neck cancer, Genitourinary cancer.

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