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New Way to Do PET Scans

  There’s a better way to do a PET scan, by using radiotracer fluciclovine (fluorine-18; F-18) (Journal of Nuclear Medicine, March 2017) According to researcher Ashesh B. Jani, MD, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, fluciclovine can improve imaging in recurrent prostate cancer patients with no additional radiation side effects. An improved PET scan helps patients and doctors see if their advanced stage targeted treatment is working.   For the study, 96 patients were enrolled in a clinical trial of radiotherapy for recurrent prostate cancer after prostatectomy. All patients underwent initial treatment planning based on results from conventional [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Advanced Prostate Cancer, Imaging, NaF-PET/CT, Radiation|0 Comments

Better Predicting Advanced Prostate Cancer Outcomes with NaF-PET/CT Scans

Imaging of prostate cancer has been improving by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Current imaging techniques are not sensitive enough to give us an accurate picture of the cancer. This means that we lose predictive abilities and don’t always have adequate information to make the best treatment decisions. It also means, in some situations, that insurance will not always cover what is clearly the best treatment because we lack evidence of the actual disease state to qualify for the FDA label of certain treatments. In a move to develop better, more accurate scanning technology, a recent study [...]