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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

Brain PET detected more plaques and tau tangles among subjects who were heavier and consumed poorer diets.

Imaging with SPECT can identify brain trauma among NFL players.

Using PET during treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma may help determine earlier effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Using imaging to assess head-and-neck cancer patients posttreatment saves money.

PET imaging does not improve detection of some recurrent cancer in asymptomatic patients.

Evaluation of noninvasive PET/MR enterography on differentiation of strictures in patients with Crohn disease.

Children undergoing integrated PET/MRI for solid tumor diagnosis likely do not need gadolinium contrast.


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