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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.
CMS to Narrowly Cover Amyvid PET Imaging for Alzheimer’s
CMS proposed more required trials before approval for Alzheimer's imaging agents like Amyvid. Medicare may cover only one beta-amyloid PET scan for certain patients.
PET Staging Improves Survival in Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Using PET to stage patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer before treatment improves survival rate.
PET Shows Nicotine in Smokers’ Brains Despite Vaccine
PET imaging aids researchers in search for anti-nicotine vaccine, but shows there is still a lot of work to do.
CMS to Cover Three Oncology FDG-PET Scans
CMS has agreed to cover three oncology FDG-PET scans, a revision from the proposed single-scan coverage, and one PET advocates lauded.
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.
PET Imaging with Amyvid for Alzheimer's
Video: Roberto Soto, MD, discusses using 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.