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PET-CT scans for pancreatic cancer patients eliminates additional surgery

Body: A recent guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom recommends PET-CT scans should be …

Brain PET scans change management of patients with possible Alzheimer’s

Knowing the amyloid status of patients who have symptoms of mild cognitive impairment or dementia affects diagnosis and alters care management, …

Alzheimer's Disease

Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important …

Neuroscience

Radiotracer PET beats morphological imaging in prostate cancer analysis

PET imaging using the radiotracer 68GA-PMSA shows good promise for aiding early detection of lymph-node metastases in patients with recurrent …

Cancer

Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans more effective than current imaging standard for detecting NETS

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Novel PET imaging bests pathology in some prostate-cancer diagnostics

A preliminary study has demonstrated the feasibility of an experimental molecular biomarker to combine with PET imaging for reliably showing the …

Dual-mode PET enhances in vivo dosimetry

A transformable scanner geometry improves in-beam PET verification of particle therapy.

New presurgical imaging protocol produces more seizure-free outcomes for pediatric epilepsy patients

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that pediatric epilepsy patients imaged prior to neurosurgery with a new protocol have a greater …

Adding whole-body PET/MRI improves evaluation of colorectal cancer

Compared with conventional multi-detector, contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) alone, CECT with integrated whole-body PET/MRI is better at detecting …

PET/MRI shows value for cardiac sarcoidosis

December 14, 2015 -- Simultaneous cardiac PET/MRI is better than PET/CT for detecting cardiac sarcoidosis, offering diagnostic image quality and less …

Brain's Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear to have an imbalance between two of the brain's …

Radiology, News, Education, Service

Radiology extenders improve workflow, job satisfaction<br>May 9, 2018 -- The use of a "radiology extender" -- a technologist who prereads basic x-ray …

Physicians tailor Alzheimer’s diagnoses, treatments after viewing amyloid PET scans

The first randomized, controlled study to determine whether physicians change their clinical decision-making after considering images of accumulated …

Brain SPECT shows improvement after cocaine users abstain

July 10, 2015 -- Dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain caused by excessive cocaine use may be reversed to some degree after more …

SPECT can differentiate PTSD from TBI in veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are common conditions afflicting U.S. military veterans, yet they are …

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PET/CT: Four or more follow-up scans alter treatment in over 28% of lung cancer cases

A new study suggests the use of not only three, but four or more PET/CT evaluations during follow-up for lung cancer, as the research revealed that …

U.S. SPECT, PET radiopharma market shows promise amid challenges

February 13, 2015 -- Advances in neurological and cardiac imaging are expected to fuel sales growth in the SPECT and PET radiopharmaceutical markets …

Imaging

Failing the stress test: Nuclear imaging AUC trip up some raters

As currently written, appropriate use criteria (AUC) for cardiac nuclear stress tests may not be as clear they need to be, according to a study …

SPECT Alzheimer’s imaging gains more momentum

PET has dominated the amyloid imaging ring for several years now, but a preclinical study is showing some signs that SPECT could give PET a run for …

PSMA agents pinpoint prostate cancer throughout the body with SPECT, planar imaging

Two novel technetium-99m agents, when used with SPECT or planar imaging, have been found to effectively target prostate specific membrane antigen …

FDG-PET parameters predict survival in non-small cell lung cancer

Quantitative PET metrics including metabolic tumor volume using F-18 FDG can project heath outcomes after chemoradiotherapy for patients with …

PET helps ID at-risk patients after heart transplants

PET one day may supplant invasive coronary angiography for monitoring heart transplant survivors who are at risk of developing life-threatening …

Measuring perfusion defects in SPECT MPI: A quantitative comparison

Three major quantitative softwares offer cardiologists a comprehensive map of myocardial perfusion and function, but they do not always agree, …

Nuclear medicine market could climb to $8.05B by 2020

The worldwide market for nuclear medicine was estimated at around $5.5 billion in 2013, but by 2020 that figure is expected to grow to $8.05 billion …

Choline PET/MR of prostate cancer is a mismatch, but a valuable one

Quantitative values of simultaneous F-18 choline PET and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) do not correlate in the assessment of intermediate prostate …

FDG PET finds signs of muscle denervation

A high uptake of FDG could signal glucose hypermetabolism in muscle, making FDG PET a novel addition to more conventional methods of detecting …

Identifying Brain Networks Using Metabolic Brain Imaging-Based Mapping Strategy