Hannibal Regional Radiology is excited to announce the arrival of two new imaging services: Liver Elastography Ultrasound and PSMA PET scan. Both of these new services will allow for earlier detection of disease.
What is Liver Elastography Ultrasound and what does it detect?
Liver Elastography Ultrasound is a noninvasive ultrasound examination that can diagnosis, stage and monitor liver disease by measuring the stiffness of liver tissue. It reduces the need for costly and painful liver biopsies and allows for faster clinical decisions and advanced treatment planning. It may also be used as a follow-up tool for patients under treatment to monitor the progression, stabilization or regression of their liver disease.
What is PSMA PET imaging and what does it detect?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. The new prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET imaging is a test that will significantly improve how prostate cancer is detected and treated. This new imaging technique locates metastatic cancer lesions for earlier detection.
To see if you would be a good candidate for either of these exams, talk to your primary care provider or contact Hannibal Regional Medical Group at (573) 629-3500.
Pictured left to right: Dr. Blake Kramer, Dr. J. Edward Bass and Dr. Lance Dorsey.