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Molecular Imaging

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, says the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's Choosing Wisely list.

Molecular Imaging

PET with [18 F]flutemetamol can assist physicians in early and more accurate diagnosis of early onset dementia.

Brain PET and age may help clinicians determine which patients with amnestic mild cognitive disorder may progress on to probable Alzheimer’s disease.

Cardiac imaging with PET and MRI shows excellent diagnostic accuracy compared with SPECT-MPI.

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.

Using PET to stage patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer before treatment improves survival rate.

PET imaging aids researchers in search for anti-nicotine vaccine, but shows there is still a lot of work to do.

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