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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

Adding molecular breast imaging to mammography resulted in a fourfold increase in invasive breast cancer detection rates in women with dense breasts.

Case History: 22-year-old patient presented with complaint of swelling of elbow for six months following trauma.

Using FDG-PET imaging to diagnose cancer may not be effective in certain areas of the country, where certain lung infections may be endemic.

Using SPECT-CT allows clinicians to identify some causes of low back pain.

Subclinical inflammation of non-swollen joints not seen on radiographs can be detected on MRI.

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

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