New SPECT tracer detects aggressive breast cancer
August 16, 2021 -- A new SPECT tracer based on technetium-99m is safe in patients and can detect metastatic breast cancer -- in a few cases, better than biopsies can, according to a study published August 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET recommended over bone scintigraphy in pediatric sarcoma
August 13, 2021 -- PET imaging is more effective than bone scintigraphy for detecting metastatic disease in children with soft-tissue cancer, according to a study published online August 9 in the European Journal of Cancer. Read More
FDG-PET/CT predicts severity of COVID-19 infection
August 11, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT imaging in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 is associated with a higher risk of symptomatic infection and hospitalization, which may help predict disease severity, according to a study published August 8 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
PET/CT predicts survival in pancreatic cancer patients
August 9, 2021 -- PET/CT imaging can help predict survival early after the start of chemotherapy in patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the August 5 issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET/CT may predict outcomes in lung cancer surgery
July 29, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT can help identify lung cancer patients prior to surgery who may be at higher risk for developing advanced disease, according to research published July 25 in Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Read More
FCH-PET shines in guiding parathyroid surgery
July 27, 2021 -- An investigational new PET radiotracer guided more curative surgeries than standard imaging methods for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, according to research published online July 21 in Surgery. Read More
New PET tracer detects Alzheimer's disease pathology
July 26, 2021 -- A new PET tracer proved for the first time it can be used to identify brain activity involved in the formation of plaque in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published July 15 in Molecular Psychiatry. Read More
PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer
July 23, 2021 -- PET/CT imaging may help predict outcomes in patients on immunotherapy for head and neck cancer, according to a research letter published July 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Read More
Micro-PET/CT shows long-term Ritalin use safe in ADHD
July 15, 2021 -- Adults who started taking methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, when they were children for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be able to lay aside concerns over whether the drug has neurotoxic effects, according to authors of an animal study published July 12 in Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Read More
FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies
July 8, 2021 -- FDG-PET can identify whether mild cognitive impairment is associated with dementia with Lewy bodies or with Alzheimer's disease, two neurodegenerative conditions that can be indistinguishable in later stages, according to a study published July 4 in NeuroImage: Clinical. Read More