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ARA Theranostics

EXPERTS IN MOLECULAR RADIOLOGY

Welcome to ARA Theranostics

 

For information: Please contact Alex DiFonzo (512) 519-3456, ex. 2351 or [email protected]

 

About Theranostics

Theranostics is a subspecialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disease through the use of targeted radioactive compounds called radiopharmaceuticals. Different radiopharmaceuticals are created to attach to different types of diseased tissues. They are typically infused into the bloodstream, where they seek out the diseased tissue everywhere in the body. Once attached to the diseased tissues, they can either be used to identify the tissues through imaging, or kill the tissues with a minute amount of radiation delivered directly to the diseased cells.

Learn more about ARA’s new theranostics treatments:
Pluvicto for prostate cancer
PRRT (Luthera) for neuroendocrine tumor 

 

The ARA Theranostics Center

ARA has a long history dating back to the 1960s of using radiopharmaceuticals to image and treat disease, starting with the use of I-131 radioiodine to image and treat overactive thyroid glands and thyroid cancer. ARA has been proud to offer the latest theranostics agents for imaging and treatment as they have become available over the years. The length, depth, and breadth of our experience in the use of radiopharmaceuticals ensures the best possible outcome for our patients.

The ARA Theranostics Center at the ARA Midtown builds on our experience with radiopharmaceuticals to provide exceptional imaging and treatment services. Our team of caring physicians and staff treat everyone who comes to our center with respect and personalized attention, whether for imaging, treatment, or both. We work closely with patients and their referring physicians as part of a comprehensive care team dedicated to improving our patients’ health.

The ARA Theranostics Center has been designed specifically for radiopharmaceutical imaging and treatment. For imaging, we have PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and regular scintigraphy. For treatment, we have private dedicated infusion rooms that have Wi-Fi and televisions. Lunch and snacks are provided for patients receiving treatment. A friend or family member is welcome to accompany the patient during their treatment. Imaging and treatment are conducted in a safe and comfortable environment. Consultations are offered in house or by telehealth, depending on patient preference.

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Four step diagram of how Theranostics cancer treatment is administered.

How does targeted radiopharmaceutical treatment work?

1) The radiopharmaceutical is infused through an IV.  2) It seeks out diseased cells (in black) anywhere they have settled in the body.  3) The radiopharmaceutical attaches to the diseased cells, and delivers a microscopic amount of radiation to the cells.  4) The radiation kills the diseased cells, leaving surrounding healthy tissue (in white) unharmed.
Four step diagram of how Theranostics cancer treatment is administered.
A cancer patient is administered Theranostics treatment through intravenous (IV) drip.

ARA has a high-tech theranostics center at our Midtown location

The theranostics center is specially designed to administer radioactive theranostic agents to patients in a safe environment using specially trained personnel. Our molecular radiologists are double-certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine.

A cancer patient is administered Theranostics treatment through intravenous (IV) drip.

 

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For more information: Please contact Alex DiFonzo (512) 519-3456, ex. 2351 or [email protected]

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to the opportunity of helping you with your imaging and treatment needs.

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