Nuclear Medicine for Prostate Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
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If your doctor suspects prostate cancer, nuclear medicine imaging may be used to make a diagnosis. Nuclear medicine, a type of imaging that uses radioactive materials, is a useful tool to detect and also treat prostate cancer. 

It is a form of diagnostic imaging that helps radiologists determine the stage of cancer. Its second role, if necessary, is as a therapy to improve survival, decrease pain and increase overall quality of life. Finally, if the patient does require treatment, nuclear medicine may be used to gauge how the cancer is responding.

At Yale Medicine, we are committed to using the most up-to-date, advanced and accurate scanning equipment while making sure our patients are comfortable and receive the best care possible. 

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.