PSMA PET-CT scan Test for Prostate Cancer
- 01 Mar 2022
- #Kidney and Urology Institue
- #Urology and Andrology
Prostate-specific membrane antigen PET-CT scans are a novel form of imaging test that can tell doctors if prostate cancer has spread to distant parts of the body or is it still localised to the prostate and can be cured by Robotic surgery by your Urooncologist
When cells in the body begin to grow out of control, cancer develops. Cancer cells can develop in practically any part of the body and spread to other parts of the body. PSMA PET scans are a novel form of imaging test that can tell doctors if prostate cancer has spread outside the prostateesp to lymph nodes and bones.
Take a look at the PSMA PET scan for more information.
What is the PSMA (prostate-specific membrane antigen) PET scan for prostate cancer?
When is the PSMA PET test done?
If you've recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and your doctor suspects it has spread to other parts of your body, he or she may order a PSMA PET scan. Alternatively, your doctor may use it to determine the extent to which prostate cancer has spread.
Prostate cancer is typically detected early on, before it has spread. Some people, however, are at a higher risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer. In such a scenario your Urooncologist may order PSMA PET-CT scan after you are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
What happens during PSMA PET test?
A prior appointment is needed to do a PSMA PET-CT scan, a highly specialised testing available at limited centres of excellence for Urologic Cancers. This scan aids the Urooncologist in making an accurate diagnosis and prescribing the best treatment for your problem.
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