Cancer detection is challenging, and when someone is diagnosed with cancer, many other questions remain unanswered, delaying the next step. But a PSMA-PET/CT scan helps evaluate the severity of cancer and lay out the most effective treatment plan.
PSMA (Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen) PET CT Scan is a new diagnostic tool for detecting and staging prostate cancer specifically.
A radioactive tracer is used in the PSMA PET CT Scan to target a protein that is overexpressed in prostate cancer cells.
This enables the detection of even very small tumours that would otherwise be undetectable using traditional imaging technologies and tests such as CT or MRI. PSMA PET CT Scan diagnoses and identifies the stage of prostate cancer, which is one of the most common types of cancer found in males.
How is it different from other scanning technologies?
PSMA PET CT scans differ from other scans such as CT and Prostate MRI scans in several ways. PSMA PET CT Scan can precisely target PSMA, a protein that is overexpressed in many types of cancer cells. This enables more accurate cancer imaging and diagnosis.
Furthermore, PSMA PET CT Scan can provide images with higher image resolution, which can aid in the detection and characterization of tumors. It also provides images in multiple planes that pinpoint the stage of cancer.
What are the benefits of PSMA PET CT SCAN?
This highly sensitive imaging test has been certified and validated for detecting prostate cancer by experts. Researchers have been studying PSMA PET/CT for several years and assert the safety and accuracy of this technique. A radioactive tracer called 68Ga-PSMA is used, which is approved.
The PSMA PET/CT scan can detect cancer that other current prostate cancer imaging techniques may miss. As a result, using this technique assists in planning the most effective treatment possible based on the stage of cancer, making it the most beneficial technology available.
PSMA PET Scan VS CT and MRI
Doctors recommend various scanning tests based on the patient's condition.
PSMA PET/CT scan can detect cancer at an earlier stage than CT and MRI scans. They can also determine whether cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
CT and MRI scans use different techniques for assessing the overall condition of the body rather than any one part in particular. When CT or MRI are used in conjunction with PSMA or PET, the scanning process is more effective and accurate.
Using our new Gallium generator, Picture This is able to obtain an accurate result with foolproof technology. Picture This generates 68Ga labelled PSMA molecules on site, allowing us to easily perform PSMA-PET/CT for prostate cancer diagnosis and evaluation.
Fasting for 3-4 hours before scanning is the general procedure, and the entire scanning process takes around 3-4 hours.