14
April
2018

The use of PSMA PET/CT for men who have a measurable PSA after radical prostatectomy

The use of PSMA PET/CT for men who have a measurable PSA after radical prostatectomy

The use of PSMA PET/CT for men who have a measurable PSA after radical prostatectomy


PSMA after radical prostatectomy

“Efficacy, Predictive Factors, and Prediction Nomograms for 68Ga-labeled Prostate-specific Membrane Antigen–ligand Positron-emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in Early Biochemical Recurrent Prostate Cancer After Radical Prostatectomy”. European Urology Volume 73, Issue 5, Pages 656–661

In this study, PSMA PET/CT was used to examine men who had measurable PSA readings after radical prostatectomy. Recurrent disease was seen on imaging in 55% of men (74 out of 134) with very low (0.2–0.5 ng/ml) PSA and in 74% (102/138) of men with low (>0.5–1.0 ng/ml) PSA.

Based on these findings it seems reasonable to perform PSMA PET/CT in men with early biochemical recurrence (measurable; PSA) , as it can help direct further treatment decisions. Predictors of a positive scan were PSA, current use of hormone treatment (ADT) and to a lesser extent ISUP grade group (Gleason score).


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