Arkansas Urology Plans Advanced Imaging Center

Arkansas Urology has announced plans to open an advanced imaging center at its Little Rock clinic location. 

The center, which will include a state-of-the-art Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanner, as well as an advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, will allow Arkansas Urology to more effectively and efficiently treat patients. Arkansas Urology will also be offering a new targeted PET imaging agent to detect the presence or absence of metastatic prostate cancer. This targeted PSMA (Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen) called the Pylarify diagnostic tool is another advancement that Arkansas Urology is bringing to the state of Arkansas.

“This is an exciting development for our patients in many ways,” said Jonathan Rushing, chief operating officer of Arkansas Urology. “PET scans are a vital diagnostic tool for treating cancer patients, particularly those with prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). Our patients will have access to this state-of-the-art technology without having to leave our campus, and in the time of this pandemic, being able to streamline processes to ensure our patients have the best care possible all under one roof is very important.”  

Additionally, Arkansas Urology’s North Little Rock clinic will be receiving a newer cutting-edge Computer Tomography (CT) scanner which will allow Arkansas Urology to see an increased number of patients at its North Little Rock clinic. 

“I’m excited for the improvements in patient care that this represents, and proud to work for an organization that continually invests in bringing world-class care to Arkansans,” said Kevin Claybrook, MD, president of Arkansas Urology.  

PET/CT scans will be available for Arkansas Urology patients beginning in November, and MRI scans later this year. This investment in new technology and facilities is approximately $6,000,000.