PET/MRI proves valuable in difficult epilepsy cases
November 24, 2021 -- PET/MRI can identify the brain lesions causing seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy when standard approaches fail, according to research published November 20 in Epilepsy Research. The findings may offer hope for patients for whom surgery is often the only treatment option. Read More
PET links psychological stress and asthma
November 23, 2021 -- PET imaging of brain activity in people with asthma shows that psychological stress is involved in triggering asthma attacks, according to a study published November 17 in Biological Psychology. Read More
PSMA-PET predicts patient response to chemotherapy
November 19, 2021 -- PET imaging with a radiotracer based on prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) can help predict whether patients with metastatic prostate cancer will respond to chemotherapy, a significant finding in efforts to tailor therapy to individual patients, according to a study published November 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
How can the clinical potential of PET/MRI be unlocked?
November 11, 2021 -- Why are some countries lagging behind others when it comes to unlocking the clinical potential of PET/MRI? Cancer imaging expert Dr. Vicky Goh of the U.K. took out her crystal ball and provided some insight into the future role of PET/MRI and how both modalities can be integrated effectively. Read More
PET imaging lays foundation for new cancer therapies
November 8, 2021 -- PET imaging of cancer patients with an experimental gallium-68 (Ga-68) tracer may be a reliable way to evaluate new therapies, according to a study published November 5 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
CMS scrubs rule restricting PET tracer coverage
November 5, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially retired national noncoverage language from the books for PET imaging using radiopharmaceuticals for nononcologic indications. Read More
PET tracer proves effective for assessing immunotherapy
November 3, 2021 -- PET imaging can show whether patients with melanoma or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) will respond to immunotherapy treatment, according to a study published November 1 in Annals of Oncology. Read More
PET/MRI reveals blood clots in patients with AFib
October 22, 2021 -- Hybrid PET/MRI imaging with a new radiotracer based on copper-64 can identify blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study published October 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
Most radiologists willing to perform PET/CT in pregnant women
October 22, 2021 -- Should PET/CT be used in pregnant women with suspected cancer? Experts recommend against it, but a recent survey of nuclear medicine physicians in Australia indicates a majority would consider it in carefully selected cases, according to an article published October 18 in the Internal Medical Journal. Read More
Brain scans of patients with 'long COVID-19' appear normal
October 20, 2021 -- Patients with long-term symptoms from COVID-19 continue to be hampered by impaired cognitive functions, yet PET imaging has revealed the cause appears to be unrelated to any pathological changes in the brain, according to a study published October 14 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More