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For details about requesting an appointment for Choline C-11 PET scan in conjunction with evaluation for recurrent prostate cancer, please call 507-293-0933 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

You must complete an initial evaluation in the Department of Urology before being considered for the Choline C-11 PET scan. Following the consult, a determination will be made regarding the appropriateness of the scan. If the Choline C-11 PET scan is recommended, a separate return visit will likely be required to conduct the scan. Access for this scan is limited by the ability to produce the Choline C-11 imaging agent and appointment availability.

The local contractor for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved coverage of this scan for the indications of recurrent prostate cancer and biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer.

For all other appointment information at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, see Appointments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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Aug. 05, 2014