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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.
Post-Induction PET Predicts Survival in Follicular Lymphoma
A pooled analysis of three prospective trials showed that post-induction therapy PET-CT scans are highly predictive of progression-free and overall survival in follicular lymphoma patients.
PET/MRI Promising for Esophageal Cancer Staging
Preoperative imaging of patients with esophageal cancer by PET and MRI may provide higher accuracy in nodal staging.
PET-CT Does Not Avoid Surgery in Colorectal Cancer Patients
Using PET-CT compared with CT before surgery for potentially resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer may not significantly alter surgical management.
First Markets to Receive FDA-Approved Amyloid Imaging Agent Announced
GE Healthcare’s Vizamyl, for PET imaging of the brain to estimate beta amyloid neuritic plaque density in cognitively impaired adults, introduced in 7 markets.
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