Cancer Care Northwest Now Offering Ga-PSMA-11 Injection for Prostate Cancer Imaging
Posted: May 17, 2022
SPOKANE, WA - Cancer Care Northwest (CCNW) is proud to announce the addition of an advanced molecular imaging service, Gallium Ga-68 gozetotide injection, also known as Ga-PSMA-11 injection. CCNW is one of the first healthcare providers in the Spokane area to offer this new and highly specific PSMA PET imaging agent that can help health care professionals diagnose the stage and spread of disease – an important step for the optimal care of men with prostate cancer.
The Ga-PSMA-11 injection is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positive lesions in patients with prostate cancer with:
- suspected metastasis who are candidates for initial definitive therapy;
- suspected recurrence based on elevated serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men after skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 268,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed this year with prostate cancer, and nearly 35,000 will die from their disease. Advanced and highly specific diagnostic tools are essential to help narrow the gap between understanding the spread of disease and appropriate individualized treatment by healthcare professionals.
The Ga-PSMA-11 injection and scan will be performed at CCNW's PET/CT Center, located in the South Clinic (601 S Sherman Street in Spokane, WA)
. Accredited by the American College of Radiology, CCNW's PET/CT Center
offers some the most advanced imaging services available today. These imaging technologies are just one of the many cancer treatment tools utilized by CCNW as part of a multidisciplinary treatment approach.
For more information on Cancer Care Northwest and the comprehensive services the oncology practice provides, call (509) 228-1000.
Do you have a patient that you'd like to refer to CCNW for a PSMA PET/CT scan? Please fax the PSMA PET/CT Scan Patient Referral form
, along with the noted required documents, to (509) 252-9337. Thank you.