Pet Scan Cost in India in 2022 for Cancer and Various Other Diseases

This article will provide you with detailed knowledge and act as a guide for all the areas related to PET scan costs in India and various cities. We will be including the cost and use of PET scans in India and globally.

By Priyanka Dutta Deb

Updated on 25th, Jun'22

PET scanning is an approach for monitoring metabolic processes in the human body using functional imaging. The scan also allows doctors to see the inside of your body for the presence of any disease.

The average PET scan cost in India ranges between INR 15000 to 40,000 INR (195 to 512 USD). However, it depends on the type of scan done and how intensely a patient is scanned.


Let's check first the PET scan cost in the major cities of India.


Name of the City

Cost Range of PET scan in INR


13,900 – 25,000

New Delhi

10,000 – 24,500


5,500 – 32,000


4,000 – 23,000


5,250 – 23,000


19,000 – 20,000


4,800 – 23,800


4,850 – 23,800


19,000 – 30,000


What are the diseases diagnosed with pet scans and their cost in India?

PET scan is mainly used to diagnose various cancers such as prostate, breast, lung, thyroid, etc. 

For Diagnosis of

Cost in India


20,000 to 35,000 INR

Cardiac Disorders

16,000 to 20,000 INR

Brain or Endocrine Tumors

9,000 to 21,000 INR

Additionally, used to diagnose cardiac conditions include coronary artery disease and brain illnesses such as epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and brain tumors.


What does a PET scan for cancer cost in India?

Cancer is one of India's leading causes of death and is at the top of the list of chronic and life-threatening diseases.


Because of technological advancements, clinicians may diagnose cancer and other life-threatening disorders early on using a PET scan. The average cost of a PET scan for cancer in India ranges between 35,000 – 70,000 INR (450 to 900 USD).


PET CT Scan is a groundbreaking advanced imaging method in nuclear medicine that combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET – functional study) and Computed Tomography (CT – structural investigation) to save millions of lives.

  • PET CT scan is used to detect the tumor's size and location.
  • It helps in planning a treatment strategy, evaluating how the treatment works, and seeing whether cancer has returned.


What are the different types of PET-CT scans available in India and their cost? 


A PET/CT scan is a type of imaging that combines PET and CT scans and provides a more precise diagnosis.


Let's check ahead on the different types of PET scans and their costs.


Type of PET Scan

Things to know


Whole-body PET-CT f-18 FDG Scan
  • Cancer cases are detected, graded, and restaged using PET with 18F-FDG.
  • Reliability varies from 80% to 90%, often higher than anatomical tomography.
whole body pet ct scan price in India ranges between 9,000 to 12,000 INR
Cardiac PET-CT Scan
  • cardiac molecular diagnostic consisting of a radioactive tag or tracer is injected into the heart and circulated.
  • then patient undergoes a cardiac scan, detecting the tracer's signal and creating a 3D image.
Cost for cardiac PET scan is around 14,000 INR
  • Help detect cancer and determine the stage of cancer, endocrine tumors and mental disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
  • DOTA or 68Ga – DOTANOC (for Neuro Endocrine Tumors), PSMA Prostate and F-DOPA (for Parkinson’s disease).
  • Cost for DOTA is around 20,000 INR
  • PSMA pet scan cost is between 16,000 to 18,000 INR 
  • Cost for DOPA is around 19,000 INR.


Now when we have already discussed the PET Scan cost, let's see where it is done in India.


Where are pet scans available in India and their costs?

Here is a list of some hospitals, clinics, and/or diagnostic centers performing the PET scan procedure in India with their respective costs. 


Name of the Hospital/Clinic/Diagnostic Center


Cost in INR

Anderson Diagnostic and Labs


10,000 to 40,000

Nueclear Healthcare Limited (NHL)


Up to 12,000

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center


5,000 to 15,000

Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital


14,000 to 20,000

Yashoda Hospitals


15,000 to 27,000

Tricity Healthcare


Up to 12,000

Apollo Cancer Hospital


Pet scan cost in Apollo hospital Up to 23,500

Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation


pet scan cost in Shankara cancer hospital Up to 23,000

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre

New Delhi 

pet scan cost in Rajiv Gandhi cancer hospital Up to 19,000

Vijaya Diagnostic Centre


Vijaya diagnostics pet scan cost between 12,000 to 20,000


Let's check the cost of PET scans in other countries.


The cost of a PET-CT scan ranges from 4,000 to 10,000 $, with an average price of roughly 5,750 $.


Name of the Country

Cost in India in USD($)

United States 


United Kingdom




Do the insurance companies in India cover the PET scan?

A PET scan may be reimbursed by insurance for some forms of cancer. One of the conditions that Medicare now covers includes breast cancer staging, therapeutic response, and re-staging of cancer.








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