POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY WITH PSMA LABELLING (68GA-PSMA-PET/MRI)

PET_MRIWhat does positron emission tomography with PSMA labelling involves?

It is a nuclear medicine technique. Internal radiation is emitted by various chemical compounds labelled by radioactive isotopes (radiopharmaceuticals) prepared for each scan according to indications and a visualised area.

What is the purpose of this scan?

Positron emission tomography with PSMA labelling is a unique method, because it allows to visualise various metabolic conditions in the body, offering extensive possibilities for diagnosing oncological disorders.

To obtain a better resolution, the PET scan is supplemented with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Those images are superimposed on the image obtained in the PET scan and comprehensively evaluated by a specialist.

 

What does this examination involve?

In positron emission tomography a registered image results from the internal radiation (versus standard radiology, where a source of radiation is external). This method is completely painless (except the intravenous injection before the exam) and the Patient can return home on the same day.

Who is this scan for?

This scan is intended for patients with indications for more precise prostate cancer diagnostics.

The HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre is the first centre in Poland offering the 68Ga-PSMA-PET/MRI scan to the patients. This scan precisely locates prostate cancer recurrence or presence of metastatic cells at extremely low PSA levels.

With use of the 68Ga-PSMA-PET MRI technique at the HIFU CLINIC Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre, we are the first centre in Poland offering its patients an access to the most sensitive diagnostic imaging method possible when recurrence is suspected after prostate cancer treatment.

For patients with indications for even more precise diagnostics we arrange performance of the 68Ga-PSMA-PET/MRI scan at a leading world-class research centre with which we cooperate.

 

How can I arrange a scan?

Please contact us for consultation and confirming the need for the test, using the free online consultation.We will gladly analyse your medical history and answer all your questions.

To arrange the treatment, please contact the Patient coordination department at: + 48 606 994 372 or by email: contact@hifuclinic.eu


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