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Metastatic Superscan in 18F PSMA PET/CT of a Patient with Prostate Carcinoma


  • Man Mohan Singh
  • Shashwat Verma
  • Lavish Kakkar
  • Satyawati Deswal
  • Priyamedha Bose Thakur

Received Date: 03.12.2022 Accepted Date: 02.04.2023 Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2024;33(1):38-39 PMID: 38390777

A biopsy-proven patient with prostate carcinoma aged 70 years was referred to the department of nuclear medicine for radionuclide-based therapy. His prostate-specific antigen levels were >1000 ng/mL, and prostatic magnetic resonance imaging showed an enlarged prostate with a heterogeneous signal and size 3.8x3.7x3.5 cm with few small heterogeneous nodular signals in the transition zone. He was scheduled for 18F prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan before therapy. 18F PSMA PET/CT revealed PSMA-expressing prostate lesions (maximum standardized uptake value ~10.2) with extension into the urinary bladder along with bilateral supraclavicular, mediastinal, retrocrural, retroperitoneal, and pelvic lymph nodes and sclerotic lesions in the entire axial and appendicular skeleton.

Keywords: Superscan, prostate carcinoma, 18F PSMA PET/CT, 18F prostate-specific membrane antigen


Informed Consent: The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms.

Authorship Contributions

Surgical and Medical Practices: M.M.S., Concept: M.M.S., Design: S.D., Data Collection or Processing: L.K., P.B.T., Analysis or Interpretation: S.V., Literature Search: S.V., Writing: M.M.S.

Conflict of Interest: No conflicts of interest were declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure: The authors declare that this study has received no financial support.


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