AI aids detection of metastasis on bone scintigraphy
October 13, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to help nuclear medicine physicians improve their performance in diagnosing bone metastases on bone scintigraphy exams in patients with breast, lung, prostate, or other cancers, according to research published online October 12 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Impaired blood flow linked to tau buildup in AD patients
October 12, 2020 -- Using MR and PET imaging, researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have found a connection between impaired blood flow to the brain and tau protein buildup in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study published October 12 in the Journal of Neuroscience.  Discuss
PET-based optical imaging detects prostate cancer
October 8, 2020 -- A PET-based optical imaging technique called Cerenkov luminescence imaging was successfully used by German researchers to confirm the presence of cancer cells after prostate cancer surgery, according to a study published in the October edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FES-PET could predict endometrial cancer outcomes
October 7, 2020 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES) can help determine how well patients will fare after a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, according to a study published October 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Presurgical cardiac stress testing on decline
October 6, 2020 -- Presurgical cardiac stress testing is on the decline, according to a study published September 30 in JAMA Cardiology. The research suggests that efforts from professional organizations to curb unnecessary healthcare interventions through issuing guidelines has been successful.  Discuss
Race affects access to prostate cancer PET
September 28, 2020 -- Black men have less access to PET imaging for recurrent prostate cancer with a radiotracer that appears to be more effective than the more commonly used F-18 fluciclovine, according to a study published September 25 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Researchers offer a guide to optimum PET lung imaging
September 25, 2020 -- Can you name the best strategies to optimize FDG-PET/CT to assess lung disease? If not, researchers from imaging centers in the U.S. and the U.K. have provided their consensus recommendations on how best to proceed in a study published online September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET shows promise for detecting NSCLC recurrence
September 17, 2020 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT shows promise for detecting recurrence of disease in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after they've undergone surgery, according to a study published September 9 in General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 17, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
PET helps diagnose treatable form of dementia
September 16, 2020 -- PET imaging could be a useful tool for diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, a form of dementia that can be treated surgically, according to a literature review published September 7 in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  Discuss