Private PET-CT Scan
Vista Health offer PET-CT scans with reports from our specialist consultants within 2 working days.
Based on the type of scan required.
PET-CT scans are available at Nottingham City Hospital.
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What is a PET-CT scan?
A PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography) is an advanced technology scan, which combines a CT and a PET scan into one.
The scan uses X-ray technology together with a radioactive tracer to produce a detailed three-dimensional picture of the internal anatomy and function. It reveals information about both the structure and function of cells and tissues in the body.
PET is the function i.e. the radioactive substance used with the scan and CT is the place on the body where the scan will take place.
Prices from £1,400
Vista Health have PET-CT scanners conveniently located at Nottingham City Hospital. Our competitive prices are based on the type of scan required.
The diagnosis is always included in the price and your report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 2 working days from your scan time.
Your price will always be clearly explained before you book. At Vista Health, we make it our mission to guide you through every stage of your PET-CT journey.
Prices based on type of scan required:
PET CT Scan
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Why would you need a PET-CT scan?
A PET-CT scan may be used for some of the below:
To diagnose cancer and discover the size of cancer and to reveal whether it has spread (the stage of cancer).
Decide the correct treatment for your cancer.
To check whether a cancer treatment is working.
To plan radiation therapy.
Private PET-CT Scan FAQs
How does a PET-CT scan work?
To begin the test, you will rest on a table that slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner. The scan uses a glucose (sugar) solution which contains a very small amount of radioactive material. The scanner produces images allowing us to “see” damaged or cancerous cells.
Potential issues are detected where the glucose solution is absorbed (cancer cells often use more glucose than normal cells), and the rate at which a possible cancer is using the glucose.
What happens after the PET-CT scan?
The scan involves radioactive tracers, but the exposure to harmful radiation is minimal, and the substance is absorbed by the organs or tissues being examined. The procedure is painless and may vary in length, depending on the part of the body being evaluated. You may experience some mild discomfort if you are claustrophobic.
The PET-CT may be harmful if you are pregnant, have kidney disease or who have elevated creatinine levels from medications already being taken. Please notify a member of our team if any of these apply to you.
Throughout the process, our highly trained staff are on hand to answer any of your concerns or queries, so if you have a question at any point, just ask and they will be more than happy to help.
How long does a PET-CT test take?
A PET-CT test will take between 20 and 45 minutes depending on the reason for performing the test.
Why choose Vista Health?
We are a leading UK provider of private diagnostic services, providing:
• Quick access with same day appointments
• Reports in two working days
• Outstanding patient care team
• Competitive and affordable prices
How can I book a PET-CT with Vista Health?
Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:
- A GP
- A consultant or doctor
- Registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor
Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company.
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours. Our patient care team will call to book your appointment.
Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment.
Interested in PET-CT?
Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff. We are here to help.
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