What happens after a PET/CT?
A specially-trained radiologist will read the images and prepare a detailed report. Results are typically provided to the patient by their oncologist or other referring physician.
Does insurance cover PET/CT?
There are some rules regarding how many PET/CT scans a patient can receive and how far apart they must be spaced. They cannot be used for screening. As with many advanced imaging studies private insurance usually requires prior authorization. Medicare covers PET/CT for use in initial treatment strategy and subsequent treatment strategy for most types of cancer. It is important to discuss these options with your physician to make the best utilization of these tests throughout your cancer treatment.