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PET-CT of the prostate

A PSMA PET-CT can depict prostate carcinoma lesions. This examination has proven especially useful when the PSA level rises again after surgery for prostate carcinoma. In this situation, a PSMA PET-CT can detect the smallest tumour lesions at an early stage and show their location. This information allows the attending physician to determine the optimal therapy strategy.

About the appointment

We offer this examination at the following locations in Vienna.
  • PET-CT cancer diagnostics
  • Immediate appointments
  • Private institute

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Available tracers

  • F‑18 PSMA: Tumour lesions in the prostate can be detected and visualised at an early stage with this tracer. Moreover, malignant metastases as e.g. in lymph nodes or bones can also be detected.

Important information

  • Please bring any previous findings and images to your examination.
  • Contact with pregnant women and toddlers should be avoided on the day of the examination.
  • You should drink plenty of liquids post-examination in order to accelerate the excretion of the tracer through the bladder.

Requirements for a PET-CT of the prostate

  • Examination costs are not reimbursed.
  • Please bring any previous findings and images to your examination.
  • An individual tracer (Ga-PSMA or F‑PSMA) is produced for your examination depending on the medical condition.
  • If you are unable to keep the appointment, we would like to ask you to inform us at the latest by noon on the previous day; a cancellation fee will otherwise be charged.

Waiting time for an appointment

Appointments with short waiting times are possible.

Costs & reimbursement

PET-CTs are currently not listed within the benefits catalogue of statutory health insurers and therefore only covered through private health insurance.
Our fee notes can be submitted in any case to all private health insurers that cover outpatient services.

Various tracers are used depending on the condition. We will gladly inform you about the costs during a personal consultation.

We ask you to, at the latest, cancel your appointment at noon on the day before the examination since tracers are specifically prepared for each examination.
A cancellation fee is charged in case of late appointment cancellation or if the examination cannot be performed.//