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PET May Help Detect Amyloid Deposits in Traumatic Brain Injuries
PET with [11C]PiB may help clinicians detect amyloid deposits in patients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
PET-CT With 18F-NaF PET-CT Detects High-Risk Coronary Plaques
PET-CT with the radioactive tracer 18F-NaF PET-CT helps clinicians detect ruptured and high-risk coronary plaques.
Choosing Wisely Top Five Lists Address Overuse of CT in Cancer, Other Specialties
The American Society of Clinical Oncology includes PET and PET-CT overuse in list of Top Five procedures to avoid when clinical evidence is lacking.
PET Detects Pain Process in Tennis Elbow
PET imaging helps clinicians see elevated NK1 receptors, demonstrating the pain process in tennis elbow.
Whole-Body PET/CT: Radiation Dose Reduced Doesn’t Noticeably Affect Images
Radiation given during CT as part of whole-body PET/CT exams can be safely reduced without comprising image quality.
PET/CT Bests Biopsy in Lymphoma Progression to Bone Marrow
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.
PET/MRI: Reflections Two Years After FDA Approval
The institutions that adopted PET/MRI after its 2011 approval reflect on the changes in workflow and protocol, and the utility and future of the new technology. This is the first in a two-part series.