Recent updates and developments in PET imaging of prostate cancer

Steven P. Rowe, Geoffrey B. Johnson, Martin G. Pomper, Michael Gorin, Spencer C. Behr

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A number of positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers have been developed to improve the sensitivity and specificity of imaging for prostate cancer. These radiotracers include the bone-seeking agent Na18F as well as more tumor-specific compounds such as 11C-choline and 18F-fluciclovine. In this review, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these PET radiotracers for the imaging of men with prostate cancer across a range of clinical contexts. We will also touch upon radiotracers in late clinical development that have not gained regulatory approval, including those targeted against prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) and gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4063-4072
Number of pages10
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • Axumin
  • Bombesin
  • Choline
  • Fluciclovine
  • GRPR
  • PSMA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology


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