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What is an imaging test for prostate cancer?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The common imaging tests in prostate cancer evaluation include ct and MRI of the pelvis and prostate, bone scan, pet-ct bone scan with naf-18 tracer, and rarely the prostascint test.
Most cases need a basic ct scan and a bone scan.

In brief: Many

The common imaging tests in prostate cancer evaluation include ct and MRI of the pelvis and prostate, bone scan, pet-ct bone scan with naf-18 tracer, and rarely the prostascint test.
Most cases need a basic ct scan and a bone scan.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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3 comments
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
The idea behind Prostascint is compelling, the sensitivity is much too low, and the data to support it is lacking.
Dr. Michael Wolff
Multi-parametric MRI and ICAD MRI are exciting new technologies that I use in my practice for diagnosis and better staging of prostate cancer.
4 doctors agree

In brief: CT scan

Pet scan is more useful to evaluate spread and metastasis.

In brief: CT scan

Pet scan is more useful to evaluate spread and metastasis.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ProstaScint

Prostascint is a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody to prostate-specific membrane antigen.
This imaging study aids in localizing sites of soft tissue metastasis in prostate cancer patients.

In brief: ProstaScint

Prostascint is a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody to prostate-specific membrane antigen.
This imaging study aids in localizing sites of soft tissue metastasis in prostate cancer patients.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most only need ct

Standard work up at initial diagnosis to include gleason score derived from biopsy, psa, and clinical t stage enable us to predict the likelihood of disease spread outside the prostate capsule, to the lymph nodes, and to the bones.
Based upon these risk assessments imaging should be tailored. Ct to evaluate lymph nodes, if high enough risk, bone scan to eval bones. Mri to look at capsule/lns.

In brief: Most only need ct

Standard work up at initial diagnosis to include gleason score derived from biopsy, psa, and clinical t stage enable us to predict the likelihood of disease spread outside the prostate capsule, to the lymph nodes, and to the bones.
Based upon these risk assessments imaging should be tailored. Ct to evaluate lymph nodes, if high enough risk, bone scan to eval bones. Mri to look at capsule/lns.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Prostate cancer

If you are asking whether there is an imaging test to diagnose prostate caner, the answer is no, at least not in the curable stages.
Ct, mri, nuclear scanning are all used to assess for metastatic disease once a biopsy has confirmed the diagnosis.

In brief: Prostate cancer

If you are asking whether there is an imaging test to diagnose prostate caner, the answer is no, at least not in the curable stages.
Ct, mri, nuclear scanning are all used to assess for metastatic disease once a biopsy has confirmed the diagnosis.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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