3D scan is the smart way to target tiny prostate tumours

A pioneering two-in-one scanning system can detect prostate cancer as accurately as experts visually examining MRI scans, according to research.
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Conclusions[68Ga]Ga-P16-093 provided diagnostic information that appeared equivalent to [68Ga]Ga-PSMA-11 in this limited series of ten prostate cancer patients presenting with biochemical recurrence, with the kidneys found to be the critical organ. Diminished tracer appearance in the urine represents a potential advantage of [68Ga]Ga-P16-093 over [68Ga]Ga-PSMA-11 for detection of lesions in the pelvis.
Source: Molecular Imaging and Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Discussion PSMA PET-CT imaging may have a substantial impact on clinical management in prostate cancer patients at the time of initial staging or with biochemical failure; yet this modality does not appear useful in the management of patients with known metastatic disease.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion Our results demonstrated that Fluciclovine PET/CT detected more bone metastases than bone scan. Importantly, there were no lesions identified by bone scan that was missed by Fluciclovine PET/CT. With the extra capacity of detecting soft tissue metastasis in PET/CT, Fluciclovine PET/CT may render bone scan unnecessary to investigate metastatic prostate cancer.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Wu S, Lin X, Lin SX, Lu M, Deng T, Wang Z, Olumi AF, Dahl DM, Wang D, Blute ML, Wu CL Abstract Objectives: To investigate the association between biopsy perineural invasion (PNI) and oncological outcomes of prostate cancer (PCa) after radical prostatectomy (RP). Materials and methods: A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science up to December 2018 to identify the eligible studies that included localized PCa patients who underwent biopsy and subsequently RP as well as follow-up information. Meta-analyses were conducted using available hazard ratios (HRs) of biopsy PN...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. The research, led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Universities of Bristol, Ottawa, Exeter and Oxford, combined the results from seven studies covering 2,582 patients.
Source: University of Bristol news - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news
Conditions:   Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Carcinoma;   Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma;   Prostate Adenocarcinoma;   Prostate Carcinoma;   PSA Level Greater Than Fifty;   PSA Progression;   Stage IV Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IVA Prostate Cancer AJCC v8;   Stage IVB Pr ostate Cancer AJCC v8 Interventions:   Procedure: Computed Tomography;   Radiation: Gallium Ga 68-labeled PSMA-11;   Procedure...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We present 4 cases of patients who underwent 18F-fluciclovine PET for prostate cancer demonstrating physiologic uptake in the celiac ganglia, which could be mistaken for metastatic lymphadenopathy if the celiac ganglia have a nodular configuration and uptake higher than bone marrow. Uptake in celiac, cervical, and sacral ganglia has been reported previously as an important pitfall in 68Ga-PSMA-HBED-CC PET for prostate cancer. In our patients, only celiac ganglion uptake was visualized. Advances in PET scanner technology may cause physiologic uptake of 18F-fluciclovine in celiac ganglia to become more visually distinguishab...
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
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