PET uncovers heightened ischemia after TBI
November 18, 2019 -- A novel PET imaging technique has uncovered high levels of ischemia in patients within the first 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but it also showed the condition does begin to subside over the next 10 days, according to a study published online November 11 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
SNMMI agrees with CMS 2020 fee schedules
November 7, 2019 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is breathing a collective sigh of relief after this week's release by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of its 2020 physician and hospital outpatient reimbursement schedules. Read More
PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors
November 4, 2019 -- PET/MRI scans show middle-aged adults with high vascular risk factors have less whole-brain volume by the time they reach their late 60s, but their lifestyle and physical characteristics do not influence beta-amyloid accumulation, according to a study published online November 4 in JAMA Neurology. Read More
Deep-learning model characterizes PET/CT findings
November 1, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence algorithm shows a promising level of accuracy for identifying normal and abnormal results on FDG-PET/CT exams, and it could potentially help radiologists avoid missed findings, according to research published online October 28 in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Read More
CEDM, MBI outperform MRI for breast cancer staging
October 31, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) and molecular breast imaging (MBI) are comparable to breast MRI when it comes to identifying breast cancer, but CEDM and MBI outperform breast MRI when it comes to treatment staging, according to a study published online October 29 in Radiology. Read More