Who should consider PSMA PET Scan?
Generally speaking, PSMA PET Scans are performed on patients for initial staging (after recent diagnosis) or for restaging (after therapy if recurrence is clinically suspected). For patients recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, PSMA PET Scans are typically used for those patients deemed to be intermediate or high risk. Your doctor will make that determination based upon many factors. Similarly, those patients who have had prostate cancer and been treated sometimes show clinical signs of recurrence. Those patients also were or are in intermediate to high-risk categories and if your doctor feels you have a recurrence, a PSMA PET Scan is often requested in order to identify sites of recurrence.