Locate Prostate Cancer with ProstaScint®
When you choose Tri-City Medical Center, you’ll benefit from our advanced diagnostic technology. With a ProstaScint® scan, your doctor can more accurately detect the spread of prostate cancer, especially into bone marrow or lymph nodes. This allows your doctor to create a more effective treatment plan for your specific condition.
The Prostascint® scan is a two-step test spanning four days. On the first day, safe, radioactively tagged antibodies are injected into your vein. The antibodies travel through your body and attach themselves to prostate cancer cells so that doctors can see them. Four days later, you return to the hospital for a gamma camera imaging procedure that shows where cancer cells are located in your prostate. Another camera will complete the imaging, though you may need to return the next day for more imaging.