SPECT/MR Debuts as New Hybrid Modality
SPECT/MR debuted this week at the SNMMI annual meeting as a new preclinical hybrid molecular imaging system with promises of higher resolution and lower dose.
PET Shows Highly Educated Alzheimer’s Patients Cope Better
PET images show why education can help people cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.
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.
Amyloid Imaging May Help Detect Cardiac Amyloidosis
Amyloid imaging, used to detect plaques in the brain, may help diagnose cardiac amyloidosis, researchers said.
PET, MRI, Cerebrospinal Analysis Best for Alzheimer’s Test
Combining fluorodeoxyglucose-PET, MRI and cerebrospinal analysis significantly increases the accuracy of predicting Alzheimer’s disease progression.
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