Simultaneous PET/MRI most accurate for image alignment May 15, 2013 -- In a comparison of hybrid imaging modalities, simultaneous whole-body PET/MRI is more accurate than retrospectively fused PET and MR images in abdominal organs and better than PET/CT in the urinary bladder, according to a study published online May 8 in Radiology.
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Study shows feasibility of cardiac PET/MRI -- with caveats May 9, 2013 -- Cardiac FDG-PET/MRI is feasible on an integrated whole-body PET/MRI system, but the hybrid modality still must prove it adds clinical relevance to cases of ischemic heart disease, according to a study published online May 7 in Radiology.
C-11 acetate PET/CT helps patients before prostatectomy May 6, 2013 -- PET/CT with carbon-11 (C-11) acetate is better at detecting lymph-node metastasis among patients planning for or completing radical prostatectomy than conventional imaging, and it can help predict treatment efficacy and survival, according to a study published in the May Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
PET/CT predicts early breast cancer response to chemo April 10, 2013 -- By using FDG-PET/CT, physicians will be in a better position to noninvasively predict a breast cancer patient's response to treatment after two cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, helping them decide on the next course of action, concluded a study from Germany.
FLT-PET could help predict outcome in head and neck cancer April 4, 2013 -- Change in F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) uptake on PET during early radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy is a strong indicator of the long-term outcomes of head and neck cancer patients, Dutch researchers report in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
CMS to loosen strings on oncology PET payments March 14, 2013 -- In a move that should make PET reimbursement easier for most oncology applications, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this week proposed removing its longstanding requirement that FDG-PET scans of patients with solid tumors be reported to a national data registry.
CMS reconsiders oncology PET tracer coverage limitations March 8, 2013 -- As it had proposed in December, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has removed a national noncoverage determination for radiopharmaceuticals with oncology PET imaging. However, CMS was not swayed by lobbying efforts to also include cardiac and neurological applications in the decision.
European experts urge caution on PET/MRI use March 7, 2013 -- VIENNA - "Hold your horses" was the main message regarding PET/MRI at Thursday's ECR 2013 opening press conference. People may want to quickly adopt the fairly new technique, but Dr. Heinz-Peter Schlemmer of the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg urged caution.