PYLARIFY PET/CT with Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Tracer
Increased Diagnostic Accuracy in Prostate Cancer Identification
PYLARIFY is an advanced diagnostic imaging agent used with PET/CT scans to find tumors in the prostate, lymph nodes, bones, and other organs, typically better than other types of imaging scans. PYLARIFY uses a radioactive tracer called fluorine-18, or 18F, which helps create a clear and more detailed PET/CT scan image for your doctor. A clearer image also provides improved insights, which can lead to more informed treatment choices.
If your doctor is concerned that the prostate cancer has spread, they may schedule an imaging scan. Your doctor will then assess if the cancer has remained in the prostate and pelvic area, spread into nearby lymph nodes, or reached other parts of the body. This information will help guide your doctor in the selection of an appropriate treatment.
When detected early, 5-year survival rates for prostate cancer found in the prostate area can be as high as 100%, which is why ongoing screenings are important. Having more information about the different imaging options and steps may help relieve any concerns you have about what’s involved.
Benefits of PYLARIFY PET/CT for the Patient
- PYLARIFY has major benefits for cancer staging and restaging in men with
- Its high sensitivity for prostate cancer makes it more accurate than conventional
imaging in detecting early or very small prostate cancer metastases.
- This allows more accurate staging of prostate cancer, so that providers and
patients can make better-informed treatment decisions.
- The PYLARIFY® PET/CT scan takes about two hours and the prep is simple: Patients
are only required to drink plenty of fluids on the day before the exam, and the
day of the exam.)
To find out more about the increased accuracy of PYLARIFY® PET/CT scan in identifying prostate cancer, schedule an appointment with us by calling us at 310.264.9000
For more information visit PYLARIFY® | Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Imaging Agent
PYLARIFY® PET/CT scan Los Angeles, PSMA Santa Monica
Tower Saint John’s Imaging
2202 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403