The role of PET/computed tomography scan in the management of prostate cancer.

@article{Picchio2011TheRO,
  title={The role of PET/computed tomography scan in the management of prostate cancer.},
  author={Maria Picchio and Elisabetta Giovannini and Cristina Messa},
  journal={Current opinion in urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={230-6}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To evaluate the role of PET/computed tomography (CT) imaging in patients with prostate cancer and to provide clinical recommendations, both in pretreatment and in post-treatment phase. RECENT FINDINGS The potential role of PET/CT for evaluating intraprostatic disease, staging and restaging prostate cancer patients has been largely investigated. In particular, among the different PET tracers evaluated, choline, acetate and fluoride are showing the most promising results for… CONTINUE READING