Pet Scan Cost In Thailand

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Pet Scan cost in Thailand is between USD 1530 to USD 1870. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

What is Pet Scan?

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.

How is the Procedure Performed?

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.

Who is the Right Doctor for Pet Scan?

A nuclear medicine specialist or a radiologist performs PET scans.

What is included in the cost of Pet Scan?

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

What are the 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 Thailand

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PET Scan USD 1530 to USD 1870

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Popular Cities in Thailand for Pet Scan are:

Bangkok, Pattaya,

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Bangkok Hospital
  • Established in 1972, the Bangkok Hospital is one of the first private hospitals in Thailand; it has now established its reputation as a tertiary care hospital dedicated especially to Cancer and Cardiology.
  • It has Centres & Clinics committed to comprehensive treatment in different medical and surgical departments such as Cardiology, Cancer, Orthopaedics & Spine Surgery, Neurology & Neuroscience, Fertility, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Dentistry, Geriatric, Gastroenterology, Liver, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and ENT.
  • It offers several Health Packages on Fertility, Plastic Surgery, Lasik Eye Surgery, Hip & Knee Surgery, Obesity, Vascular Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and many more.
  • It is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies some of which are - the 256-Slice Multi-Detector CT Scan, Cardiovascular MRI, the first Cartosound in Thailand, LINAC, the ARTIS Pheno machine, PET/CT Scan, and a New X-RAY Biplane Imaging (EOS).
  • Having the ultimate "Hybrid Operating Room Full Function", enables the hospital to improve accuracy making it a leader in heart surgery. 
  • The Hospital has been awarded various accreditations by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in Programmes such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Total Knee Replacement, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Primary Stroke, Low Back Pain, Diabetes Type 2, Breast Cancer Conserving, and Heart Failure.
  • It has also received the Hospital Accreditation of Thailand, Asian Hospital Management Award, Global Health Asia-Pacific Awards, and a Dual Medical Transport Accreditation i.e CAMTS USA and CAMTS GLOBAL.
  • It provides International Medical Services for foreign patients by assisting them in language translations, special diets, accommodation, liaising with embassies or organisations, and free medical consultations via internet. 
Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok
  • Established on 17 September 1980, the Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok is a global pioneer in giving the best international standard healthcare services and one of the largest private multi-speciality hospitals in South East Asia with patients coming from over 190 countries annually.
  • It is a one-stop healthcare destination for all types of patients with the ability to handle complex care needs.
  • It practices a one-price policy for all patients regardless of whether they are local or international patients ensuring the principle value of "care for the people."  
  • It is a tertiary care hospital having over 45 Centres and Clinics namely, Arrhythmia Centre, Breast Centre, Bumrungrad Robotic Surgery Centre, Children's (Paediatric) Centre, Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Digestive Disease (GI) Centre, Fertility Centre & IVF Clinic, Heart (Cardiology) Centre, Orthopaedic Centre, Plastic (Cosmetic) Surgery Centre, Spine Institute and many more.
  • It is the only hospital in Thailand using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology.
  • It offers many Health Packages under various departments like Mammogram and Breast Ultrasound packages, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Packages, and Heart Disease Screening packages to mention a few.
  • Being a leader in innovative patient services and medical technologies, it utilises state-of-the-art technologies like CardioInsight, a non-invasive diagnostics technology for diagnosing heart arrhythmias - the only active centre in the Asia Pacific.
  • It was also the first IBM Watson - a machine-learning AI for Oncology sites in the world, enabling doctors and specialists to analyse patients' data against traditional means by a quicker and most accurate treatment possible.
  • The Bumrungrad Robotic Surgery Centre uses the MAKOplasty©, Mazor X and the da Vinci System having better consistency, accuracy, and faster recovery with less invasiveness in joint, spine, and cancer surgeries.
  • It is the first private hospital in Thailand to be accredited by the Healthcare Accreditation Institute, the first private hospital in Thailand to be awarded the Thailand Quality Class Award for organizational excellence, the first hospital to receive the award for Excellence in Health Tourism, receives Advanced Hospital Accreditation by the Healthcare Accreditation Institute of Thailand, and the first hospital in Asia to accredited The College of American Pathologists. 
  • The Hospital is JCI accredited since 2002, the first hospital in Asia to be DNV GL MIR Certified for Infection Risk in 2017, and the first non-USA hospital to receive the Global Healthcare Accreditation with Excellence designation from GHA - a reflection of the highest international quality and safety standards for overseas patients going to the hospital for treatment and care.
  • It was listed as the best hospitals in Thailand for 2 consecutive years and one of the top 150 hospitals in the world in 2022.
  • It has over 200 interpreters for patients whose language of communication is not English.
Vejthani Hospital Bangkok, Thailand
  • Vejthani Hospital, established in 1994, is one of the leading private international hospitals in Thailand that provides JCI-accredited quaternary health care services.
  • Cutting-edge medical technologies, internationally trained specialists, world-class health care standards, and authentic Thai hospitality are their key competencies.
  • The hospital serves over 300,000 patients from over 100 countries annually with over 200 inpatient beds.
  • Providing a team of knowledgeable translators ensures they are able to communicate effectively in over 20 languages, aptly resolving issues regarding barriers to communication in healthcare.
  • Over 300 specialists across multiple specialties at Vejthani Hospital provide a comprehensive range of quaternary medical services, including bone marrow transplant, total joint replacement surgery, kidney transplant, plastic surgery, dental, skin & laser treatment, spine surgery, and gastrointestinal disorder treatment.
  • Vejthani Hospital has received one of the highest numbers of Clinical Care Program Certifications (CCPCs) from Joint Commission International (JCI) in the United States, which accredits top-tier hospitals that achieve the highest facilitation for patient safety.
  • Vejthani Hospital’s clinical care programs for Diabetes Type II, Hepatitis B, Knee Replacement, and Lumbar Decompression and Fixation have received JCI CCPC.
  • As two of the certified fields are subcategories of orthopedics, makes it is popular for patients to claim that the hospital patients gave the hospital the title ‘The King of Bones.
  • Vejthani Hospital is the first hospital in the world to receive Hepatitis B CCPC and is the first in Southeast Asia to receive Lumbar Decompression and Fixation CCPC.
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Doctors for Pet Scan in Thailand

Dr. Prasert Lertsanguansinchai

Dr. Prasert Lertsanguansinchai

Radiation Oncologist

Consultant, 40 years of experience
Location Bangkok Hospital
  • Dr. Prasert Lertsanguansinchai is an accomplished Thai Radiation Oncologist with over 40 years of expertise. 
  • He specializes in Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.
  • He is a member of the Thai Medical Council and the Thai Board of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.
  • Dr. Prasert Lertsanguansinchai has completed an MD (1981) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
  • He studied Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (1986) at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
  • Dr. Prasert Lertsanguansinchai is well-versed in English, Chinese and Thai.
Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine.
Dr. Apichart Panichevaluk

Dr. Apichart Panichevaluk

Radiation Oncologist

Consultant, 35 years of experience
Location Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok
  • Dr. Apichart Panichevaluk is a well-known Radiation Oncologist having 35 years of experience.
  • His areas of expertise are Interstitial Brachytherapy and IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy).
  • He completed his M.D., Faculty of Medicine from RTRMF Makati Medical Center, Philippines, in 1987.
  • After that, he did a Diploma of the Thai Board of Radiation Oncology, in 1990 and special training in Microselectron HDR Brachytherapy from the University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherland, in 2000.
  • He also did a Diploma of the Thai Board of Family Medicine in 2003.
  • He is fluent in English and Thai. 
Radiation Therapy
Dr. Sakpisid Nawasiri

Dr. Sakpisid Nawasiri

Radiation Oncologist

Consultant, 35 years of experience
Location Bangkok Hospital
  • Dr. Sakpisid Nawasiri is a Radiation Oncologist in Thailand
  • In his 35 years of medical expertise, he has a specialty in general radiology, radiotherapy, and oncology.
  • He is a member of the Thai Medical Council and the Thai Board of Radiation Oncology.
  • Dr. Sakpisid Nawasiri has completed an MD (1983) from Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand.
  • He studied Radiotherapy and Oncology (1988) at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
  • Dr. Sakpisid Nawasiri is well-versed in English, Chinese and Thai.
Radiotherapy and Oncology.
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What is the price of Pet Scan in other countries, compared to Thailand?

Approximate price of Pet Scan in other countries compared to Thailand is:

  • India, USD 400 to USD 600, approximately 71% lower than Thailand
  • Turkey, USD 640 to USD 960, approximately 53% lower than Thailand
  • Germany, USD 1600 to USD 2400, approximately 18% higher than Thailand
  • Malaysia, USD 800 to USD 1200, approximately 41% lower than Thailand
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