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Where to get a PSMA PET Scan?

User
Posted 12 Dec 2018 at 16:25

Hi all,

I'm up for prostate surgery soon and hope to get a PSMA PET Scan first. The Paul Strikland Centre is booked till late Jan. Does anyone have contact information where I can this done in the UK or in Europe e.g. Germany?

Thanks,

Ole

 

User
Posted 12 Dec 2018 at 17:04

Hi Ole,

Apart from the Paul Strickland there are other UK hospitals that can do it such as UCLH and The Royal Marsden. Also, from memory I think Ulsterman had his at The London Clinic. You could also try Kings College/Guys/St Thomas's. (all London Hospitals). The hold up is likely to be obtaining the ligand which has to be produced specifically for each individual and when I had my PSMA Paul Strickland told me that all the London Hospitals that do this scan have it brought in from the sole supplying company. You might get it quicker from several hospitals elsewhere. I know among others they do it at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany where with the DKFZ they originated the 68 Gallium PSMA scan but you would have to check on waiting time. They do a good Christmas market too if go there soon. If you want a bit of sunshine and are prepared to go further for the same cost you could have the scan in Australia and your flights + a few night's accommodation. Another member had the scan in India.

Let us know what you decide and if you are prepared to say how much you are being charged.

 

NB.  I was told at Paul Strickland that a referral by a consultant rather than a GP for even a private patient was required so this is probably the norm.

Edited by member 12 Dec 2018 at 17:25  | Reason: Not specified

Barry
User
Posted 12 Dec 2018 at 17:44
Why do you want a PSMA scan? It is great at identifying mets and small cancer clusters in the prostate bed following biochemical recurrence but if you are about to have RP you dont fit the group of suitable people and it seems rather a waste of time and effort.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 12 Dec 2018 at 22:09

I had mine at the London clinic - £2600

Ulsterman

User
Posted 12 Dec 2018 at 22:35

Thanks - but which London clinic?

Ole

 

User
Posted 12 Dec 2018 at 23:12
That’s the name of it ... the London Clinic
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 00:48

Also this charity, which again at £2600 doesn’t seem very charitable. Apparently they only cost around £500 in India and £800 in Oz.

https://www.stricklandscanner.org.uk/

 

Edited by member 13 Dec 2018 at 00:48  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 00:52

Had mine in Munich cost approx £3000 but that included flights, 4 days in Munich for me and the wife and as Barry says at this time of year the Xmas markets are magical.

all the best

 

Roy

 

 

 
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