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68-Ga-psma-pet/CT scan

Deadmansoon
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Wondering if anyone has any info on the availability of this scan. My reachsearch so far says it's only in clinical trials. Thanks in advance guys.

Old Salt
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Joined: Aug 2014

Yes, this scan is in clinical trials in the USA. Check clinicaltrials.gov to see if you might qualify.

More readily available in Germany, Australia and perhaps other countries.

hopeful and opt...
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I don't know where you live, but call Dr. Alemeda's office, located in Phoenix, AZ for information. . They do PET Scan investigational tests, to I believe include PSMA 68. I think that the cost at this facility  is about 3,000. I know men who go to Phoenix to have advanced imaging from CA where I live.  There are also hospitals that do clinical tests..I think that UCLA is one.

http://www.phxmi.com/our-staff.html

 

https://pcri.org/insights-blog/2016/11/28/overview-of-positron-emission-tomography-pet-scans

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VascodaGama
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Several private clinics arround the world are doing the 68Ga PSMA PET scan. They will request for a dortor's referal and charge the patient providing a receipt that can be claimed from own insurances covering this sort of exams. In Portugal one can get the test included in the RT treatment which would become 50% cheaper. I would think that the same happens in USA.

 

Old Salt
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how the insurance issue would work out in the USA. THere are so many 'flavors' in the system over here. Best to contact the insurance company beforehand.

hopeful and opt...
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As I understand, the facility that I mentioned is not covered by medical insurance, it is cash pay.........

ramaka
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My dad in India had this scan and it was 100% covered by the health insurance he has.

G53
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Joined: Jul 2018

If you pay for it, you can get into the trial at UCSF any time:

https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3969820

 

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