It took about
5 weeks from the time I first requested to when I got scanned. I was initially told it would take 60 days. I think it helps if you continue to e mail them for a schedule date. I'm glad I waited because it affected my treatment decision and my PC wasn't as agressive as yours. I don't know what I would do in your case. I would ask Meyrs. I would also ask Dr Myers to e mail Dr Barantsz.
I doubt UCLA has it because it's not FDA approved, but they could be doing trials. I know Dr Barantsz was working with them to set up some new scanning technology. I would give them a call, it couldn't hurt.
I do know you can't have any type of HT before the test as it nulifies it.
The only thing that would concern me about
UCLA is the skill of the radiologist reading the scan. Barantsz is the best in the world.
Good luck, I know it's tough waiting.
64 years old.
PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DX BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. Positive Biopsy in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled Surgery as recommended.
2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, an Oncologist said DX wrong, path shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G 4+3 approx 2.5cm diameter.
Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy.
Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and burining urination. Daily activities resumed day after implants.
Scheduled for 5 weeks IMRT in July