This article discusses many advances in prostate cancer imaging; link to full text. It's a European sourced article:Advances in prostate cancer imaging
Here's the abstract:Many exciting advances in medical imaging have been made in recent years that will alter the way we diagnose, stage, and treat patients with prostate cancer. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is emerging as the main modality for prostate cancer imaging. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and shear wave elastography may be strong alternatives in patients who cannot undergo MRI. Prostate-specific membrane antigen-directed positron emission tomography/computed tomography has proven to be valuable in the primary staging of high-risk disease and for detecting disease in patients with biochemical recurrence. As more studies continue to emerge, it is becoming clear that the standard algorithm for diagnosing and staging prostate cancer will undergo significant changes in the near future.
55@Dx on 4/16/13. PSA 5.2, G9(5+4), PNI+, cT3a by MRI.
IGRT - 44 sessions (79.2 Gy, 50.4 Gy pelvic)
ADT2 - Lupron+Casodex (5/13-3/16)
8/13-5/16 <0.1 (ADT2)
5/16-3/17 recovering from ADT2
3/17-7/18 ~ 0.6 - 0.8 (no TX)
10/18 = 1.0My Story