Using CT Scans to Predict A Pending Spinal Cord Compression in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer *

CT scans are often performed in the process of monitoring of advanced prostate cancer disease progression. One of the most serious impacts of advanced prostate cancer is spinal compression, which can lead to paralysis and significant pain. Being able to use the CT scan as a red flag warning about potential spinal cord compression could help a physician stay on top of this serious turn of events. In a study evaluating the CT scans potential to warn about a pending spinal cord compression 34 men with existing malignant spinal cord compression and who also had at least three prior CT [...]