New examinations with Gallium-68
At the end of last year, we were the first and only ones in Slovakia to start the performance of examinations with Gallium-68. This radioisotope is a positron emitter, meaning that it is used in PET/CT examinations with excellent resolution. It is used to mark the substances utilized in examinations for the presence of somatostatin receptors in neuroendocrine tumours and the presence of metastasis or a primary localization in selected cases of prostate cancer. A significant advantage of these examinations and the substances used is that a patient can be given the targeted treatment with therapeutic radioisotopes based on these examinations. We would like to introduce this treatment in Slovakia before the end of this year. For the time being it is only available abroad. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.