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Can an indvidual in need of a PET scan schedule one without

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Can an indvidual in need of a PET scan schedule one without a prescription from a doctor?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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usually a doctor has to order a PET scan.

PET scans are expensive and usually need to be cleared by the insurance company when they are ordered.

also proper diagnosis codes need to be given to the radiology department when the PET scan is ordered so the insurance company will pay for the PET scan. usually a doctor's office knows what these diagnosis codes are and can do that for you.

PET scans can be hard to get in Canada because of the cost associated with them.

why won't the neurology office order the PET scan?

why does your wife need a PET scan?