Journal article

The role of prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/computed tomography in primary staging of prostate cancer

Samantha Koschel, Declan G Murphy, Michael S Hofman, Lih-Ming Wong

Current Opinion in Urology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Functional imaging with PET combined with computed tomography (CT) is of emerging interest in prostate cancer (PCa). Development of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiolabelled ligands has thrust PET/CT into the limelight as an alternative to conventional imaging techniques, and the evidence base to support its utility in primary staging of newly diagnosed PCa is rapidly growing. This review focuses on the most recent and important publications evaluating PSMA PET/CT in primary staging of PCa. RECENT FINDINGS: Three recent meta-analyses have reported Ga-PSMA PET/CT to demonstrate superior sensitivity and specificity for pelvic lymph node detection than conventio..

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