Theranostics

Theranostics is a new field of medicine which combines specific targeted therapy based on specific targeted diagnostic tests. Theranostics uses specific biological pathways in the human body, to acquire diagnostic images and also to deliver a therapeutic dose of radiation to the patient.

UCMI’s Wesley Medical Imaging clinic currently offers three Theranostics treatments:

Types of Theranostics

Radium-223 TherapyRadium-223, or Xofigo therapy, is used in men whose prostate cancer has spread to the bones to treat symptoms such as severe pain. Radium-223 isRead More

Lutetium Octreotate TherapyLutetium-177 Octreotate Therapy is used as a treatment for people with tumours that emerge from the endocrine or nervous system; these are called neuroendocrine tumoursRead More

Yttrium 90 SIRT TherapyYttrium-90 SIRT Therapy, or Selective Internal Radiation Therapy, is a treatment for cancers and tumours that are located within the liver. The aim of thisRead More

Lutetium PSMA TherapyLutetium-177 PSMA Therapy, or Lutetium-177 Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Therapy is a treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer. It is to be used predominantly whenRead More