The value of molecular imaging for prostate cancer
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The value of molecular imaging for prostate cancer
 
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Molecular imaging techniques noninvasively provide the biological characterization of prostate cancer that anatomical modalities lack. MI modalities assess physiological aberrations in cellular metabolism and the expression of various cellular surface proteins that occur in prostate cancer, providing a more accurate depiction of disease.

Case studies

Detection of Bladder Invasion and Pelvic Lymph Node Metastases in a Patient with Primary Prostate Cancer

A 62-year-old man with primary prostate cancer, diagnosed on clinical examination and transrectal ultrasound, underwent 68Ga PSMA PET/CT for initial staging. The PET/CT study was performed on Biograph Vision™.

Detection of Solitary Pelvic Lymph Node Metastasis in a Patient with Primary Prostate Cancer

A 78-year-old male with a medical history of lower urinary tract symptoms, referred for primary staging of his newly-diagnosed Gleason 3+4 prostate cancer, underwent a 68Ga PSMA PET/CT for initial staging on Biograph Vision™.

Differentiation of a rib benign lesion from a metastasis using xSPECT Quant

A 58-year-old patient with prostatic hypertrophy underwent a prostatectomy, which led to an incidental discovery of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. After initial planar acquisitions were conducted, a subsequent SPECT/CT examination using xSPECT Bone™ and xSPECT Quant™ was administered for the thorax.

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2Torre, LA., et al. Global cancer statistics, 2012, CA Cancer J Clin. 2015 Mar;65(2):87-108. doi: 10.3322/caac.21262.

3The tracer mentioned is a research radiopharmaceutical. It is neither recognized to be safe and effective by the FDA nor commercially available in the United States or in all countries.

4Please see indication and important safety information at www.mayoclinic.org

Image data courtesy of WVU Medical Center, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.