SNMMI Image of the Year awarded to German researchers

June 14, 2017

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) on Wednesday awarded its Image of the Year to researchers who used PET/CT followed by fluorescence-guided surgery to demonstrate how dual-labeled prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) inhibitors based on PSMA-11 enhance preoperative staging of metastatic prostate cancer.

The combined imaging approach, by researchers from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and Heidelberg University Hospital, is designed to produce more accurate detection of PSMA-positive tumor lesions and improve the removal of lymph-node metastases using image-guided surgery, leading to better patient outcomes.
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