Mayo Clinic's approach
Mayo Clinic radiologists work with your doctor to help develop the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have state-of-the-art PET scanners. Some of the machines are combined PET and CT scanners, which yield enhanced images. Mayo Clinic also combines PET and MRI scans in some situations.
Mayo Clinic was the first institution approved by the Food and Drug Administration to produce an imaging agent (Choline C-11) that helps detect recurrences of prostate cancer, often before they can be detected by any other means. Mayo Clinic uses this agent during PET/CT scans.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic's highly specialized radiology teams perform and interpret nearly 20,000 PET scans each year. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in broad expertise in the imaging and treatment of diseases affecting people of all ages.
Advanced diagnosis for prostate cancer
Mayo Clinic developed a technology to pinpoint prostate cancers that recur after treatment. Called Choline C-11 PET scan, this test is available at Mayo Clinic to men with recurrent or difficult-to-treat prostate cancer.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been recognized as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, is ranked as the top hospital in Arizona and is nationally ranked in 10 medical specialties. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, was ranked the top hospital in Florida.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
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Aug. 10, 2021