PET reveals triple threat behind Alzheimer's dementia
August 31, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown for the first time how a triple threat of brain activity drives dementia in Alzheimer's disease patients -- and researchers created a visual map that lights up the culprit in action. Study details were published August 26 in Nature Medicine. Read More
AI helps reduce cancer PET imaging time and dose
August 24, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that significantly reduces PET imaging time and radiation dose in cancer patients is as effective as standard PET exams, according to a study in npj Digital Medicine. Read More
PET radiomics predict relapse in lymphoma patients
August 23, 2021 -- There's more to F-18 FDG PET than meets the eye -- especially if radiomics features are added -- when imaging patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to a study published August 18 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
Tau PET best for imaging Alzheimer's disease progression
August 19, 2021 -- PET radiotracers that detect tau are more effective than those that target beta amyloid for predicting future cognitive decline in older patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published August 12 in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy. Read More
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