FDG and NaF PET/CT Predictive for Overall Survival in Genitourinary Malignancies

Article: https://www.cancernetwork.com/view/fdg-and-naf-pet-ct-predictive-for-overall-survival-in-genitourinary-malignancies

Dr. Rob’s comment

Genito-urinary cancers include the kidneys, ureters (which carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), bladder, testicles, and hormone resistant prostate cancer. For patients on this chemotherapy combination, the PET scan was able to identify who went on to have a more favourable outcome, including using newer indicators such as the metabolic volume of the tumor, which software techniques have only permitted the calculation of in the past few years. The second generation Discovery PET/CT scanner at INITIO includes the ability to calculate the metabolic volume of a tumor, and we routinely report these emerging biomarkers to our referring physicians.


Upon receiving your requisition INITIO staff will contact you via phone to gather your detailed medical history. They will fill out the appropriate intake package on your behalf. Upon your arrival at the clinic, you will be given the opportunity to review and make any necessary edits to your intake package before signing.

Alternatively, you may print the intake package at home, fill out the forms with your medical history and send it to us either through fax: (604) 678–9279 or via e-mail: info@initiomedical.ca. If you are sending us an intake package please ensure that your doctor has sent us a requisition.

As per the INITIO Medical Group Inc. cancellation policy, at the time of booking, we ask each patient to provide us with their credit card details. This information is used in the event that the patient cancels their appointment, or fails to attend their scheduled appointment.

Please note that no charges are made to the credit card on file, except in the event of an appointment cancellation or a failure to attend a scheduled appointment. All charges for the scan are made in person upon completion of the appointment, at which point the credit card authorization form will be shredded.

  • CT Scans
    Booking Fee: $50
    Cancellation Fee: $100
  • PET Amyloid Scans
    Booking Fee: $750
    Cancellation Fee: $2000
  • PET FDG Scans
    Booking Fee: $500
    Cancellation Fee: $1000
  • PET PSMA Scans
    Booking Fee: $500
    Cancellation Fee: $1000

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