Diagnostic Performance of 68Ga-PSMA-11 Positron-emission-tomography/Computed-tomography in a Large Cohort of Patients with Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Carcinoma

This study investigated the performance of 68Ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-11 positron-emission-tomography/computed-tomography for detecting prostate carcinoma in patients with rising prostate-specific-antigen after primary therapy. Six hundred sixty (660) patients with biochemical recurrence referred for positron-emission-tomography/computed-tomography with 68Ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-11 were evaluated retrospectively. Prostate-specific-antigen-stratified cohorts of pathological scan results were analyzed, and relationships between prostate-specific-antigen kinetics and PSMA-positive tumor lesions were correlated. Gallium-68 prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-11 positron-emission-tomography/computed-tomography showed a pathological prostate-specific-membrane-antigen uptake in 76% (500 of 660 patients). Positive scans were positively associated with prostate-specific-antigen (p
Source: Health Physics - Category: Radiology Tags: Papers Source Type: research

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Conclusions: 68Ga PSMA PET/CT provides a novel imaging modality for the detection of prostate cancer recurrence and metastases at low posttreatment PSA levels, which may help in directing appropriate salvage treatments.
Source: Indian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our patient, diagnosed with recurrent prostate BCC after receiving a radical prostatectomy, responded to treatment with etoposide. Radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy should remain first-line therapy; however, etoposide may be an alternative second-line therapy when other options are not available. Consensus regarding treatment plans, and the molecular mechanisms behind prostate BBC, must be elucidated.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Limited [18F] NaF PET/CT (VMT) study acquisition is almost sufficient for diagnosis of most of neoplastic disease assessment providing less study time and lower CT-Scan absorbed dose. Reference: Ahuja, K., Sotoudeh, H., Galgano, S. J., Singh, R., Gupta, N., Gaddamanugu, S., &Choudhary, G. (2019). 18F-Sodium fluoride positron emission tomography: History, technical feasibility, mechanism of action, normal bio-distribution, and diagnostic performance in bone metastasis detection compared to other imaging modalities. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, jnmt.119.234336.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Technologist Poster Session Source Type: research
Conclusion: PET/CT has proven to be an effective tool in guiding the use of specific targets for drug delivery to spontaneously occurring disease. The result of this work validates results shown in previous mice studies. Comparative oncology enables researches to further understand the mechanisms of human disease and fast-track drug development. The utility of HBP as a transport mechanism for chemotherapy drugs using PET/CT to determine personalised targets is currently being investigated in canine models.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Technologist Poster Session Source Type: research
A 51-year-old man with 30-year neurofibromatosis and 2-month elevated prostate-specific antigen and back pain underwent a 68Ga–prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT scan for possible prostate cancer. Prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT imaging showed no abnormal uptake of the prostate. However, in addition to PSMA uptake in his left lung, thorax, and right ilium, which was confirmed being a lung squamous cell carcinoma by a lung biopsy, widespread uptake was also observed in his skin fibroma lesions. This case demonstrates that benign neurofibromatosis could have uptake of PSMA.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
A 72-year-old man, who is known with a case of metastatic carcinoma of the breast, was referred for 18F-PMSA 1007 PET/CT with clinical suspicion of synchronous prostate cancer. 18F-PSMA 1007 PET/CT scan detected no abnormal tracer concentrating lesion in the prostate gland; however, abnormal tracer concentration was noted in soft tissue lesions in left breast, metastatic lymph nodes, and skeletal lesions. Compared with 18F-FDG PET/CT, more bone lesions were detected on 18F-PSMA 1007 imaging. The findings of our case open the possibility of imaging metastatic breast cancer with 18F-PSMA 1007 in men.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
We present a case of a 79 year old patient with a medical history of unilateral nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy due to a pT3aN0 (Gleason score 7) prostate carcinoma. Because of slightly elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) level (0.35ng/dL), a fluorine-18-prostate specific membrane antigen (18F-PSMA)-1007 positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan was performed, showing no signs of malignant recurrence. However, a moderately PSMA-avid nodular lesion was observed in the left occipital region with homogeneous contrast enhancement, suggestive for a meningioma, which was confirmed on magnetic resona...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe single-port approach has advantages as easier surgical planning and transition for combined and multi-quadrants surgeries: faster recovery, minimal postoperative pain and need for opioids, and excellent cosmetic outcome. We suggest that combined procedures should be performed only in high volume institutions by surgeons with vast experience in robotic surgery in selected patients.ResumenIntroducciónPresentar el primer caso de cirugía multicuadrante concomitante —prostatectomía radical robótica y nefrectomía parcial robótica izquierda— realizadas con t&eac...
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study presents a case of prostate carcinoma and the tumour remission observed after administration of a personalised Dendritic cell vaccine (APCEDEN). Patient concerns: A 58 years old Caucasian male diagnosed with prostate carcinoma with GLEASON score 8. The patient had previously been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) in 1996 and had undergone nephrectomy of the right kidney. PET CT scan revealed multiple intensely PSMA avid lesions noted in both lobes of the prostate gland with SUVmax −28.3 and the prostate gland measuring 3.2 × 3.2 cm displaying maximum dimensions. Diagnosis: FNAC fo...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The single-port approach has advantages as easier surgical planning and transition for combined and multi-quadrants surgeries: faster recovery, minimal postoperative pain and need for opioids, and excellent cosmetic outcome. We suggest that combined procedures should be performed only in high volume institutions by surgeons with vast experience in robotic surgery in selected patients. PMID: 31864774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Actas Urol Esp Source Type: research
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