Nuclear Imaging

Video: Roberto Soto, MD, discusses his experience with PET imaging with Amyvid for Alzheimer’s evaluation, including reimbursement, training, and benefits of the new test.

Nuclear Imaging

18F-FDG PET more accurate than fMRI and may help physicians better determine the long-term recovery of patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome.

Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD received FDA clearance for diagnosis on mobile devices for most imaging modalities.

Use of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging exams dropped sharply between 2006 and 2011, but substitute imaging studies haven’t increased.

18F-FDG PET/CT can better assess bone marrow involvement in patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma than can standard bone biopsy.

Nuclear medicine and MR technologists recommend regulations around education, certification and staffing for the new hybrid technology.

PET images may help determine which patients with major depression will respond best to medication or to cognitive behavior therapy.

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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