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PET images show why education can help people cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.

Single photon emission computed tomography ventilation/perfusion imaging may show early changes to the lung caused by cigarette smoke exposure.

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.

The FDA has approved Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection imaging agent that helps locate lymph nodes in patients with certain cancers.

Amyloid imaging, used to detect plaques in the brain, may help diagnose cardiac amyloidosis, researchers said.

Combining fluorodeoxyglucose-PET, MRI and cerebrospinal analysis significantly increases the accuracy of predicting Alzheimer’s disease progression.

F-18-flurorothymidine PET appears to be useful in assessing the grade and proliferation in gliomas, especially in newly diagnosed patients.


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