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PET/MRI as Effective as PET/CT for Pediatric Tumors
PET/MRI offers equal detection rates of solid tumors among children as does PET/CT, with lower radiation doses.
PET/CT Beneficial for Younger Breast Cancer Patients
Using PET/CT in women under 40 who have breast cancer may result in restaging of the cancer and adjustment of treatment.
Contrast-Enhanced PET/CT for Staging of Pancreatic Cancer
Contrast-enhanced PET/CT appears to be better than non-CE PET/CT in assessing distant metastasis in patients with pancreatic cancer.
PET-CT Outperforms CT in Follicular Lymphoma
Data from a pooled analysis show that PET-CT provided better response assessment than did CT and predicted inferior survival in follicular lymphoma patients.
Patients Have Limited Access to Imaging
Access to imaging, particularly MRI and some forms of CT, vary considerably across the United States.
PET/CT Can Help Detect Recurrent Thyroid Disease
Using PET/CT imaging can help clinicians detect recurrent thyroid disease among patients who have negative radioiodine scans.
PET/CT With Radiotracer Can Help Diagnose Acute Pancreatitis
Using PET/CT with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose–labeled leukocytes is a noninvasive and reliable method to help diagnose acute pancreatitis.
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