Journal article

The Impact of Ga-68-PSMA PET/CT on Management Intent in Prostate Cancer: Results of an Australian Prospective Multicenter Study

Paul J Roach, Roslyn Francis, Louise Emmett, Edward Hsiao, Andrew Kneebone, George Hruby, Thomas Eade, Quoc A Nguyen, Benjamin D Thompson, Thomas Cusick, Michael McCarthy, Colin Tang, Bao Ho, Philip D Stricker, Andrew M Scott

JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE | SOC NUCLEAR MEDICINE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scanning has been shown to be more sensitive than conventional imaging techniques in patients with prostate cancer. This prospective Australian multicenter study assessed whether 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT imaging affects management intent in patients with primary or recurrent prostate cancer. Methods: Before undertaking 68Ga-PSMA PET imaging, referring medical specialists completed a questionnaire detailing relevant demographic and clinical data as well as their proposed management plan. A separate follow-up questionnaire was completed after the 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scan results were available to determine whether the management plan would change. Results: A total of 431 patients with pr..

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