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PET/MR Imaging More Efficacious for Mapping Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Approximately one third of all men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer will experience a recurrence of their prostate cancer! This is a shocking number, but it is a true number. It does not matter what the treatment a man has, the statistic holds up across all treatments. The first sign of a problem, a [...]

More Information About C11 Choline Scans & Some of the Other Alternative Scans Used to ID Focal Advanced Prostate Cancer Recurrences

Off-line I have received a number of additional questions about the use of imaging with c11 choline (see my post at http://advancedprostatecancer.net/?p=3433). The questions ranged from what is c11 choline to how it compares to some of the other more sensitive PET scans contrasts that are being used to identify specific locations of recurrent advanced [...]

FDA Warns About Risk of Wearing Medicated Patches During an MRI

The FDA has issued an emergency warning that certain adhesive patches (transdermal patches) that deliver medication through the skin have been found to be a risk to patients safety while they undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If these problem patches are affixed to the skin while actually undergoing the scan they can cause skin [...]

From the New York Times, The Scan That Didn’t Scan

In today’s New York Times Gina Kolata wrote a very interesting article about the unreliability of MRIs for diagnostic purposes. She wrote from the perspective of orthopedic injuries, but since MRIs are main stays for us suffering with prostate cancer, there is an important message for us. Her story revolves around a running injury that [...]

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