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Hybrid imaging in prostate cancer diagnostics

Dual-Tracer PET-MRI-Derived Imaging Biomarkers for Prediction of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer

Some prostate cancer cases will never develop metastases or any clinical symptoms and are defined as clinically insignificant. Accurate diagnosis able to differentiate between clinically significant and insignificant lesions leads to better disease management. The latest research of our working group has demonstrated that combined hybrid imaging using [18F] fluoromethylcholine (FMC) PET and [68Ga]Ga-PSMAHBED-CC conjugate 11 (PSMA)-PET achieved higher sensitivity for detecting clinically significant prostate cancer compared to multiparametric MRI alone. The PSMA PET is the leading method in this hybrid approach and is in fact more reliable than MRI alone.