Positron Emission Tomography is mainly classified into two types: Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) and Positron Emission Tomography-Magnetic Resonance (PET-MR), with slight differences in fees.
The outpatient fees for PET scans range from approximately HK$11,000 to HK$26,000, with the price varying based on the body area being scanned:
|Private HospitalScan TypeFees（HK$）Private HospitalScan TypeFees（HK$）|
|Union Hospita1||PET-CT||$15,400 – $19,100|
|Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road2||PET or PET-CT||HK$13,600 – $17,100|
|Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital3||PET-CT||HK$12,820 – $16,870|
|St. Paul’s Hospital||PET-CT||HK$16,200 – $21,600|
|Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital4||PET-MR||HK$16,690 – $23,040|
|PET-CT||HK$16,130 – $17,830|
|Hong Kong Baptist Hospital5||PET-CT||HK$16,545 – $19,005|
|PET-MR||HK$10,925 – $26,875|
If a PET scan is performed during a hospital stay in a private hospital, the fees are generally higher compared to outpatient services, ranging from approximately HK$11,000 to HK$40,000. The fees may also increase if the scan is conducted while staying in a private room at the hospital.
|Private Hospital||Scan Type||Fees（HK$）|
|Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road2||PET or PET-CT||HK$13,600 – $34,450|
|St. Paul’s Hospital||PET-CT||HK$16,200 – $33,750|
|Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital4||PET-MR||HK$18,540 – $40,960|
|PET-CT||HK$17,920 – $31,700|
|Hong Kong Baptist Hospital5||PET-CT||HK$16,545 – $28,508|
|PET-MR||HK$10,925 – $40,313|
Computer Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) are common diagnostic imaging tests. In simple cases, they can be done in clinics and do not require hospitalization.
However, traditional medical insurance mostly provides coverage for diagnostic imaging tests conducted during hospitalization. As a result, many policyholders intentionally arrange for tests during hospital stays, which may be a waste of time and potentially affect the insurance claims if the medical necessity criteria are not met.
There are no such restrictions with Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS). The insured can still be covered even if they undergo specified diagnostic imaging tests (CT, MRI, PET scans) in a medical center/outpatient clinic!
VHIS provides coverage for diagnostic imaging tests (CT, MRI, PET scans) conducted in medical centers/clinics as long as the doctor deems it medically necessary. VHIS will reimburse 70% of the costs. The following are the coverage limits for “Diagnostic Imaging Tests” under Bowtie’s VHIS plan
|Diagnostic Imaging Tests*^||Bowtie VHIS Standard||Bowtie VHIS Flexi (Regular/Plus)||Bowtie Pink VHIS|
|Annual Coverage Limit||HK$20,000／year 6||HK$26,000 – HK$40,000／year6||Full Compensation7|
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“Positron Emission Tomography” (PET Scan) is mainly used for cancer diagnosis. If the insured person is diagnosed with a covered cancer after undergoing the scan, Bowtie Cancer Fighter will provide reimbursement based on actual expenses (without co-insurance).
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