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PET/CT Scan

Prellch
Prellch

I’m going to have a PET/CT scan and was

wondering which is the best for my prostate cancer.

F-18 FDG or F-18 Sodium Fluoride PET/CT Scan.

I’m not sure what the difference is.

Thanks for your help.

Chuck

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I have not had either of those scans, but you might find this thread and link interesting to read.

healingwell.com/community/d...

pcnrv.blogspot.com/2016/12/...

Prellch
Prellch in reply to ctarleton

Thank you for the information - very informative.

Chuck

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what was it?

I had the axumin ctpet which is pretty widely available. See axumin.com for locations. Found bone met which I radiated with SBRT.

Bob

Prellch
Prellch in reply to Break60

Thank you.

Prellch
Prellch in reply to Break60

Good to know. Thank you Bob.

Chuck

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you know you can edit a comment, to add or chang things?

I had the sodium flouride pet scan which detected my first 3 bone mets that a normal ct scan did not find.

I had a sodium fluoride that DID NOT find anything but a C11 Acetate that did. SRT, undetectable PSA so far.

Prellch
Prellch in reply to bldn10

Thanks

Chuck,

F-18 FDG is fluorodeoxyglucose, but prostatic cells prefer fatty acids to glucose, & this continues in cancer cells.

As Dr. Myers said in an old vblog post: "Good luck getting insurance to pay for it!" (from memory). I'm surprised it is being offered.

F-18 Sodium Fluoride PET/CT Scan would target bone, but not other tissue, as I understand it. I don't know how useful it is.

The search for the perfect imaging tool for PCa seems never ending.

-Patrick

Thank you Joel .

Thank you for the Information.

petercraig2
petercraig2 in reply to Prellch

I paid for a trip to Berlin Germany as they have PSMA prostate specific marker agent scan using GA-58. All scans in Canada were clear but in Berlin found two small pelvic lymph node tumors now working on them and metastatic PC. People there were very friendly and helpful and for no extra cost got about 2 hrs of consultation on the results of my scan in same day.

Peter

Prellch
Prellch in reply to petercraig2

Thank you for the information.

Is this PSMA using GA68 available in the U.S. If so, do you know where. I live in Florida.

Thank you.

Chuck

petercraig2
petercraig2 in reply to Prellch

Morning Chuck,

I believe PSMA scan is in Trials in USA and Canada but you would need to ask your oncologist. I chose Berlin as they have been doing it for many years and are fully experienced on getting results.

It cost me $$ but well worth rather than waiting for tumors to show up at a more advanced stage under standard CAT/PET scan.

petercraig2
petercraig2 in reply to Prellch

They also have a fully approved chemo for prostate tumors which from the literature is effective and minimal side effects. In my case my tumors were too small to be treated with LU-177

Prellch
Prellch in reply to petercraig2

Thanks again.

Chuck

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