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An uptick in diagnostic imaging for Alzheimer's disease is expected as the global population rapidly ages and cases of the disease continue to increase. A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that speeds up PET image acquisition time -- without sacrificing image quality -- could help centers deal with the growing workload.

In this edition's Insider Exclusive, we bring you a study by Chinese researchers who developed an AI denoising model called MCDNet-2. With the model, the acquisition of PET images for detecting beta-amyloid accumulation appears to be four times faster.

PET also is providing a look at the mechanisms driving Alzheimer's disease, as in a study that showed for the first time how a triple threat of brain activity drives dementia in these patients.

In oncology research, PET is highly valuable for predicting patient response to cancer treatment, as we reported in the following stories:

In heart disease research, cardiac PET showed the battle isn't over for some Vietnam War veterans. Emory University researchers found more than 70% of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have signs of impaired heart function.

Atherosclerosis and ischemia were topics in additional cardiac PET coverage:

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