Impact of external cooling with icepacks on 68Ga-PSMA uptake in salivary glands

  title={Impact of external cooling with icepacks on 68Ga-PSMA uptake in salivary glands},
  author={Ludwike W. M. van Kalmthout and Marnix Lam and Bart de Keizer and Gerard C. Krijger and Tessa F. Ververs and Rememrt de Roos and Arthur Johannes Anthonius Theodorus Braat},
  journal={EJNMMI Research},
BackgroundExternal cooling of the salivary glands is advised to prevent xerostomia in lutetium-177-PSMA treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Since evidence addressing this subject is sparse, this study aims to determine impact of icepacks application on uptake in salivary glands. Eighty-nine patients referred for gallium-68-PSMA PET/CT for (re)staging of prostate cancer were prospectively included. Twenty-four patients were scanned with unilateral (solely left-sided) icepacks; 20 with… 

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