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PET imaging in prostate cancer, future trends: PSMA ligands

Accurate staging is of utmost importance in patients with primary or recurrent prostate cancer. Current imaging techniques are unsuited for whole-body staging or limited by low sensitivity for small metastatic lesions. Prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is over-expressed on prostate cancer cells.

Australian Team Finds New Method for Producing PET Radiotracers in Higher Radiochemical Yields

New method utilizes transition metal rhenium to eliminate the need for dry conditions and purification steps