CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · World J Nucl Med 2018; 17(02): 126-129
DOI: 10.4103/wjnm.WJNM_35_17
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Can gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen ligand be a potential radiotracer for renal cortical positron emission tomography imaging?

Ismet Sarikaya
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,University, Safat 13110
Abdelhamid Elgazzar
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,University, Safat 13110
Mahmoud Alfeeli
1   Department of Nuclear Medicine, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait
Ali Sarikaya
2   Department of Nuclear Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne
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Gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen (Ga-68 PSMA) ligand (HBED-CC) is a new promising positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for prostate cancer. Intense renal parenchymal uptake is a physiologic finding on Ga-68 PSMA ligand PET images. Evaluation of kidneys in low intensity demonstrates excellent distribution of this radiotracer in renal parenchyma with excellent image quality and resolution. In this article, we present the Ga-68 PSMA ligand PET renal images of four patients with prostate cancer. In two patients, there is normal distribution of radiotracer, and in other two, there are renal cysts causing parenchymal defects.

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17 May 2022

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