CAT and other scans for Prostate Diagnosis

Computed Axial Tomography (CAT)

This is another test that could identify cancer in remote areas of the body. Without probable cause, like the Radionuclide Bone Scan above, it is probably unnecessary just as the

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This test may be unnecessary, especially if the prostate cancer is localized.

Radionuclide Bone Scan

A test that can be used if staging indicates that cancer has spread into the lymph nodes. If the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes, bone commonly follows. However, if PSA levels are under 10ng and there is no indication of bone pain, physicians find that the presence is so unlikely that this procedure is skipped.

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