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Researchers Identify Pitfall in Popular Prostate Cancer PET Imaging Method

(SNMMI) Sept 7, 2018 - Awareness of the potential to misinterpret PSMA PET results can increase diagnostic accuracy and more accurately guide therapy.

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Tomasz M. Beer, MD, FACP (Posted: September 07, 2018)

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A thoughtful and careful approach to interpreting results of novel imaging scans is essential. But beyond that, how physicians use the new information also merits careful considerations. Metastases that are only detectable via a high sensitivity scan may not have the same prognostic implications as the presumably higher volume metastases that are detected with conventional imaging. Novel imaging strategies offer opportunity to improve care, but only if deployed with care, thought, and a fair amount of humility.

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