FAPI-PET visualizes myocardial fibrosis on molecular level
December 22, 2022 -- PET imaging with a fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) radiotracer can visualize myocardial fibrosis on the molecular level and could be a new diagnostic option for monitoring patients, according to a German group. Read More
Does the keto diet cloud brain PET imaging?
December 21, 2022 -- Patients on ketogenic diets appear to have circulating metabolites that reduce the uptake of F-18 FDG radiotracer in brain PET imaging, according to an Australian group of researchers. Read More
Fast acquisition techniques cut SPECT/CT bone scan times by half
December 19, 2022 -- Whole-body SPECT/CT bone scan times to detect metastatic tumors in prostate cancer patients could be cut by half with the use of faster acquisition techniques, according to a study published December 12 in EJNMMI Physics. Read More
PET reveals risk of cardiovascular events in pneumonia patient
December 19, 2022 -- FDG-PET/CT scans have shown that vascular inflammation may be a trigger for high rates of heart attack and other adverse events in patients with pneumonia, according to a study published online December 14 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
Whole-body PET/CT cuts scan time in melanoma patients
December 15, 2022 -- Whole-body PET/CT scans could reduce radiation dose and significantly trim imaging time in melanoma patients, according to a study published December 7 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
Blood p-tau levels linked to amyloid plaque in Alzheimer's disease
December 15, 2022 -- Blood levels of phosphorylated tau (p-tau) in Alzheimer's disease patients appear to be linked more to beta-amyloid plaque deposits in the brain than tau neurofibrillary tangles found on PET imaging, Canadian researchers have found. Read More
PET links adipose fat to breast cancer relapse
December 14, 2022 -- PET scans prior to breast cancer surgery show that patients with higher levels of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) are significantly more at risk for tumor recurrence, according to a study published December 6 in Scientific Reports. Read More
PET tracer reveals dynamics of immunotherapy
December 13, 2022 -- Whole-body PET imaging can help clinicians visualize how patients may respond to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy, according to a study published December 5 in Nature Medicine. Read More
F-18 FDG lymph node uptake assessed in vaccinated COVID-19 patients
December 12, 2022 -- A significant number of cancer patients show F-18 FDG radiotracer uptake in lymph nodes following COVID-19 vaccinations, according to research from Japan presented recently at RSNA 2022 in Chicago. Read More
FBPA-PET can differentiate between malignant and benign lesions
December 8, 2022 -- PET/CT imaging with a boron-based radiotracer is superior to that with standard F-18 FDG for differentiating malignant from benign lesions, according to a study published December 5 in Annals of Nuclear Medicine. Read More