Robert E. Reiter, MD,  presented “PSMA Imaging: Beyond MRI in Prostate Cancer” during the 19th Annual Future Directions in Urology Symposium on August 11, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

How to cite: Reiter, Robert E. “PSMA Imaging: Beyond MRI in Prostate Cancer” August 11, 2018. Accessed [date today]. https://grandroundsinurology.com/psma-imaging-beyond-mri-in-prostate-cancer/

PSMA Imaging: Beyond MRI in Prostate Cancer – Summary:

Robert E. Reiter, MD, provides a brief update on the benefits of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) imaging for staging and detecting prostate cancer, as well as the emergence of PSMA imaging in the United States.

Staging and Detecting Prostate Cancer with PSMA Imaging

PSMA allows physicians to accurately stage and detect metastatic and regional prostate cancer in up to 70% of patients with biochemical recurrence. This method also enables physicians to stage patients with high-risk disease prior to making a decision on whether they should continue to surgery or radiation.

Utilization of PSMA Imaging

PSMA is currently in widespread clinical use across Europe and Australia. There are also ongoing phase II and III clinical trials for PSMA imaging usage in the United States. Overall, Dr. Rieter hopes that PSMA imaging will positively transform the way physicians manage prostate cancer in the future.

About Dr. Reiter

Dr. Reiter is a Professor of Urology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has specific clinical and research interest in improving prostate cancer imaging through functional MRI, as well as molecular imaging. Because of this, he has expert knowledge on PSMA imaging and its effect on the practice of prostate cancer treatment.

About the Future Directions in Urology Symposium

The Future Directions in Urology Symposium (FDUS) is an annual collaborative meeting with a faculty consisting of the top researchers, physicians, and educators in the field of urology. During FDUS, experts provide updates on recent developments and debate innovative management approaches in genitourinary cancers and urologic conditions. Subsequently, the experts devise consensus statements in accordance with the discussions held in the meeting.

In this video, Dr. Reiter discloses the thesis of the discussion he led during FDUS.