Publicly Funded Uses of PET Scans in Canada

Sarah Garland and Andra Morrison

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Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medical imaging tool. PET scanners require a cyclotron or a positron-emitting generator to manufacture the isotopes used in PET scans.1 PET represents a nuclear imaging alternative to single-photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT.1 Both technologies provide images of the structure and function…

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Prostate Cancer Patient Guide

Prostate Cancer Foundation

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About this guide There are no two ways about it: getting diagnosed with cancer is hard and it is life-changing. Despite increasing optimism about treatment, today’s cancer landscape can be challenging as patients have access to an unprecedented amount of information. There are literally millions of cancer-related webpages, blogs, and videos available…

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The Use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) for Cancer Care Across Canada

Susan D. Martinuk

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Key Findings 1.1 Cancer is a Growing Challenge in Canada One out of every four Canadians will die from cancer. It is the leading cause of premature death in Canadians, and the number of cancer cases will increase each year as the Canadian population grows and ages. 1.2 PET Scans Can Play an Important Role in Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Studies have…

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Current status of theranostics in prostate cancer

Irene Virgolini, Clemens Decristoforo, Alexander Haug, Stefano Fanti, and Christian Uprimny

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The aim of this review is to report on the current status of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-directed theranostics in prostate cancer (PC) patients. The value of 68Ga-PSMA-directed PET imaging as a diagnostic procedure for primary and recurrent PC as well as the role of evolving PSMA radioligand therapy (PRLT) in castration-resistant (CR)PC is…

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