DOI: 10.1055/a-0895-5078
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

PSMA-ligand PET allows a more accurate therapeutic response evaluation of bone metastases in prostate cancer compared to computed tomography

Viktor Fech
Ian Alberts
Axel Rominger
Ali Afshar-Oromieh
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Publication Date:
13 May 2019 (online)


A patient with bone metastases of prostate cancer was referred for 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT. Compared to a 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT four months previously, the CT-component of the current PET/CT showed morphological progress in all lesions despite continuous therapy with docetaxel and denosumab. Contrarily, the PET-component showed a reduction of tracer-uptake, which correlated with PSA decrease between the two PET/CT-scans (16.2 ng/ml vs. 3.1 ng/ml). This case highlights 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT as a promising tool for therapy monitoring of prostate cancer and could serve as a basis for a novel monitoring strategy. Volume progress shown by CT must not be classified as tumor progress, but as bone remodeling following effective therapy.