Pet Scan Cost In United Arab Emirates

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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)

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.

List of Centers for Pet Scan in United Arab Emirates

Popular Cities in United Arab Emirates for Pet Scan are:

Leading Hospitals for Pet Scan in United Arab Emirates

Doctors for Pet Scan in United Arab Emirates

A nuclear medicine specialist or a radiologist performs PET scans.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Ibrahim Husni Mohd Abugheida

Dr. Ibrahim Husni Mohd Abugheida

Consultant, 10 years of experience

Burjeel Medical City, Abu DhabiLocation

Breast Genitourinary Thoracic Central nervous system tumors Benign and functional diseases

Dr. Sai Babu Jonnada

Dr. Sai Babu Jonnada

Consultant, 16 years of experience

NMC Speciality Hospital, Al NadahLocation

Stereotactic Radio Therapy (SRT) Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)u

Dr. Falah Al-Khatib

Dr. Falah Al-Khatib

Consultant, 43 years of experience

Al Zahra Hospital, DubaiLocation

Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Breast Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Upper and Lower Gut Cancer, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Salam Yanek

Dr. Salam Yanek

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH)Location

Stereotactic Brain and Body Radiation therapy (SRS and SBRT), Respiratory Gating technique for breast treatment, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), 3D Radiotherapy

Dr. Abhinav Ahluwalia

Dr. Abhinav Ahluwalia

Head of Department, 21 years of experience

Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH)Location

High precision radiotherapy, Head & neck cancers, Breast cancer, Gynecology cancers, SRS/ SBRT – stereotactic procedures

Dr. Evrim Meeuw

Dr. Evrim Meeuw

Consultant, 15 years of experience

Neuro Spinal Hospital (NSH)Location

MR LINAC, CNS and pediatric tumors, SRS/SBRT, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gynecological Tumors, Oncology Nutrition

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