Diagnostic Axumin ® PET/CT Scan

Diagnostic Axumin ® PET/CT Scan

Right here in Fredericksburg.

What is an Axumin PET/CT Scan?

An Axumin PET/CT Scan is a diagnostic imaging study that offers the latest technology in the early detection and localization of recurrent prostate cancer.

A reported one in three men treated for primary prostate cancer experience a biochemical recurrence (BCR). Recurrences can go undetected through conventional imaging methods. PSA (prostate-specific antigen) tests remain the most common method for measuring prostate cancer recurrences; however, the standard follow-up body and bone scans are unable to detect the exact location until PSA counts reach excessively high levels.

The FDA-approved, Medicare-covered diagnostic Axumin PET/CT Scan pinpoints the specific location of the cancer and provides insight into the disease process itself.

What can I expect?

The Axumin PET/CT Scan introduces an innovative, FDA-approved tracer called fluorine 18 to create clear images of your internal organs and tissue. Once the tracer is injected, you will lie on the scanner table with your arms over your head. During the scan, you will need to lie still as the bed slowly moves through the PET/CT machine, which is shaped like a large donut. The scan only takes about 30 minutes.

How can I prepare?

In order to prepare for your Axumin injection and scan, you will need to avoid high-intensity exercise 24-hours prior to your procedure. You will also need to avoid food and beverages for at least 4 hours prior to your PET/CT scan (other than a few ounces of water as needed for taking medications).

Available in Fredericksburg

We now offer the only Axumin PET/CT Scan within a 40-mile radius. Patients no longer need to travel to Northern Virginia or D.C. to monitor the recurrence of prostate cancer.

Local Access to Cutting-Edge Tech

“Providing our patients with local access to this cutting-edge molecular imaging technology means they no longer need to travel to NOVA or D.C. for their Axumin PET Scans.”

-Chris Snyder, Practice Administrator

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg Brings Diagnostic Axumin® PET Scans to the Region

Fredericksburg, VA, February 18th, 2019 – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) is now offering the latest technology in the early detection and localization of recurrent prostate cancer with the Axumin PET/CT Scan.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests remain the most common method for measuring prostate cancer recurrences; however, the standard follow-up body and bone scans are unable to detect the exact location until PSA counts reach excessively high levels.

Anthem’s Changes Will Not Affect Medical Imaging in Our Community

Hear from CEO, Ed Swager

If you are a patient with Anthem medical insurance, you may have heard about changes to some of the requirements for medical imaging that will occur in 2018.  Anthem’s new rules will require that high end outpatient imaging, like MRIs and CTs, for their fully insured patients be provided in a non-hospital setting that does not bill as a hospital.   

CT scan vs. a PET scan

A CT Scan vs. a PET scan; how do they differ? CT scans and PET scans are actually very different and often serve a different diagnostic purpose. While your doctor will prescribe the scan that most effectively addresses your needs, you might be curious about how they work. Here is a quick guide to help you understand the basics.

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