68-Ga-psma-pet/CT scan

Deadmansoon
Deadmansoon Member Posts: 43

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.

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  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,333 Member
    I don't know where you live,

    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

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,529 Member
    Private nuclear facilities

    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
    Old Salt Member Posts: 955 Member
    To my knowledge,

    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.

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 955 Member

    Private nuclear facilities

    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.

     

    I have no idea

    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 optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,333 Member
    To clarify

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

  • ramaka
    ramaka Member Posts: 55
    My dad in India had this scan

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

  • G53
    G53 Member Posts: 33
    PSMA PET/CT at UCSF

    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