New PET imaging agent alters prostate cancer plan for more than 40% of patients

Sep 25, 2021 Radiology Updates

A recently developed PET imaging agent is earning praise following positive clinical trial results in men with high-risk prostate cancer.

North Billerica, Massachusetts-based Lantheus presented early findings from a study at the recent American Urological Association virtual meeting. The PSMA-targeted agent—piflufolastat F-18—detected disease that had spread outside the prostate in nearly one-third of men.

Additionally, an independent, retrospective review showed the imaging agent led to possible changes in care management strategy for 43.6% of patients, including decisions regarding surgery or radiation therapy.

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