7 February 2023 -
Early detection of metastases can greatly impact the prognosis and treatment of cancer. A recent study conducted at Radboud university medical center shows that, using a powerful MRI scanner and a new contrast agent, lymph node metastases of prostate cancer can be detected at an earlier stage.
It is important to know if cancer has metastasized as it determines the patient's prognosis and treatment. The new approach used in the study, visualizes very small metastases in lymph nodes of patients with prostate cancer, allowing for earlier detection of metastatic prostate cancer. The study was conducted on twenty patients and led by Tom Scheenen, Professor of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance at Radboudumc.