#4789
Expert Nurse
Rajni Kannan

We have had this issue over the last several years. Medicare changed their policy to allow only 4 PETCT scans for a lifetime for a diagnosis. Many of the private payers have followed and only are allowing PETCT scans at initial diagnosis and/or if something it seen with what they determine as conventional imaging. We have found this most difficult in our patients who have subcutaneous or intransit disease for standard imaging doesn’t give us a good representation of their disease status.