LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 1, 2021) — Arkansas Urology, the state’s largest and most innovative urology practice, 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 just another advancement that Arkansas Urology is bringing to the state of Arkansas. Arkansas Urology provides diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer more than any healthcare provider in the state.
“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 Dr. Kevin Claybrook, 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.
About Arkansas Urology
Arkansas Urology provides the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients through its Centers of Excellence in urological specialties. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the country. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 110,000 patients a year in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Harrison, Monticello, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, Russellville, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and Jonesboro. Additionally, the privately owned practice recently announced the purchase of seven acres for a Northwest campus in Springdale. Arkansas Urology is made up of 19 physicians, 21 advanced practice providers, and more than 300 clinical and business staff employees.