PET/MRI an effective alternative to PET/CT for lymphoma management
February 3, 2023 -- With the benefit of reduced exposure to radiation, PET/MRI could become a practical alternative to PET/CT in the routine management of lymphoma patients, according to a group of Australian researchers. Read More
FAPI-PET detects rare tumor in COVID-19 patient
January 30, 2023 -- German doctors have reported finding a rare tenosynovial giant cell tumor in a COVID-19 patient's thigh using gallium-68 fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) PET imaging, according to a case published January 26 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
SST2 PET shows promise for patients with large-vessel vasculitis
January 30, 2023 -- PET imaging with somatostatin receptor 2 (SST2) radiotracers shows major promise for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring in patients with large-vessel vasculitis, according to a group in the U.K. Read More
PET/CT radiomics could help select patients for immunotherapy
January 26, 2023 -- A PET/CT-based radiomics model appears promising for preselecting patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who may benefit from immunotherapy, according to a study published online January 22 in EJNMMI Research. Read More
PET imaging effective for guiding treatment of pediatric brain cancer
January 25, 2023 -- PET imaging can help guide treatment decisions in children with brain tumors when cranial MRI exams fail to provide clinicians with enough information, according to a research team in Germany. Read More
PET shows unique lung inflammation due to e-cigarettes
January 24, 2023 -- Researchers have performed the first PET imaging study in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users, and the findings point to a unique inflammatory response due to vaping, they suggest. Read More
PSMA-PET matches MRI, beats CT in diagnosing liver cancer
January 23, 2023 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT appears equivalent to MRI and better than CT in diagnosing liver tumors in patients undergoing surveillance imaging, according to a group of Australian researchers. Read More
New PET radiotracer shows promise for rare brain disorder diagnosis
January 18, 2023 -- PET imaging with an experimental radiotracer called F-18 Florzolotau shows promise for the diagnosis of early progressive supranuclear palsy, a team of researchers has found. Read More
Evidence supports surveillance imaging in patients with HNC
January 13, 2023 -- In one of the only large-scale studies on the issue, researchers have shown that surveillance imaging in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) saves lives, according to a study published online January 10 in Radiology. Read More
MRI, PET boost central nervous system disease treatment discovery
January 12, 2023 -- Neuroimaging modalities such as MRI, PET, and SPECT have key roles to play in clinical trials that explore the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, and schizophrenia, according to a paper published January 6 in Drug Discovery Today. Read More