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PET/CT imaging for prostate cancer patients becomes more accurate and available

PET/CT imaging for prostate cancer patients becomes more accurate and available

RSU Nuclear medicine clinic offers more accurate and available PSMA PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients using new radiopharmaceutical ¹⁸F-PSMA.

The new radiopharmaceutical ¹⁸F-PSMA is alternative to ⁶⁸Ga-PSMA-11 and has been developed and implemented in cooperation with the Center of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology Research Laboratory Riga Stradins University, and leading foreign radiology research centers and clinics. The new radiopharmaceutical is more sensitive at lower PSA levels, which guaranties even more accurate detection of prostate cancer.

⁶⁸Ga-PSMA, ¹⁸F-PSMA, Prostate Cancer

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Bowel cancer patient's survival story

Bowel cancer story

Woman, 69 years old, colorectal cancer

I first met cancer in 1995, when I was discovered ovarian cancer. I underwent surgery and chemotherapy. For all these years I took proper care of my health and underwent the necessary check-ups. Since I had been through this hell once I hoped that the cancer would not come back, but it did – this time in a different form.

In autumn 2015, I felt excessive weakness and sever stomach-ache.

Doctor's Opinions, Bowel Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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The imaging showed something like two small fireflies…

Cancer patient – two small fireflies

“The images obtained during the examination showed something like two small fireflies glittering against the dark background,” Sintija tells.

After a tiresome cycle of chemotherapy she was looking forward for long-awaited news that the malignant tumour in her breast has disappeared. The reality was quite different. “I am glad that I listened to my husband and underwent PET/CT examination.

Patient Cases, Doctor's Opinions

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PET/CT examination was a great (!) help to me!

PET-CT examination

Each year about 11 000 people in Latvia hear for the first time the frightening diagnosis – cancer. Their lives are turned upside down – what to do, what treatment to choose, will I survive?

Everyone affected by this disease knows the importance of early diagnostics and efficient treatment. However, the situation in the country is absurd – there is never enough money for medicine and up-to-date treatment with efficient medications is at the patient’s expense or depends

Patient Cases, PET/CT, Cancer Diagnostics

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Lung cancer patient survival story

Lung cancer story

Man, 48 years old, lung cancer

Most probably I was a hard nut to crack for pulmonologists, as they could not discover what is wrong with me quite for long. Before I fell ill I had been inhaling various things. When working in construction I did not always use a face mask and I took regular smoke breaks. Yes, I did smoke a lot. I know it is not the best thing one could give to his lungs, but when you are healthy you do not usually think about many things...

Doctor's Opinions, Lung Cancer

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