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PET/CT for cancer screening in healthy patients? Think twice on this and other nuclear medicine and molecular imaging tests, says the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's Choosing Wisely list.
SPECT V/Q May Detect Early Smoking-Related Lung Changes
Single photon emission computed tomography ventilation/perfusion imaging may show early changes to the lung caused by cigarette smoke exposure.
CMS Reverses Non-Coverage of Oncology PET Tracers
CMS is allowing local contractors to determine coverage of new oncology PET tracers, but tracers for neurological or cardiac uses aren’t included in the change.
FDA Approves Lymphoseek Imaging Agent
The FDA has approved Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection imaging agent that helps locate lymph nodes in patients with certain cancers.
Disparities Exist for Access to PET Scans for NSCLC
Medicare beneficiaries who were older, black, or lived in less educated or economically advantaged areas didn’t receive equal access to PET scans.
These Imaging Tests Aren’t Always Necessary
PET/CT for cancer screening in healthy patients? Think twice on this and other nuclear medicine and molecular imaging tests, say SNMMI’s Choosing Wisely list.
Poll: Overused Molecular Imaging Tests?
Which of these nuclear medicine and molecular imaging tests, identified by the SNMMI for the Choosing Wisely campaign, do you think are overused?
Amyloid Imaging May Help Detect Cardiac Amyloidosis
Amyloid imaging, used to detect plaques in the brain, may help diagnose cardiac amyloidosis, researchers said.
PET Imaging with Amyvid for Alzheimer's
Video: Roberto Soto, MD, discusses his experience with PET imaging with Amyvid for Alzheimer’s evaluation, including reimbursement, training, and benefits of the new test.
Case Study: PET Imaging with Amyvid for Alzheimer’s
Video: Roberto Soto, MD, of Precision Imaging, shows a recent PET imaging case using Amyvid, recently approved for evaluation of Alzheimer's.