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2011-10-24 09:13:25

Recent studies have suggested that C-11 choline positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) scans can be utilized as a staging and potentially therapeutic tool in prostate cancer. The results of three studies, released today during a meeting of the North Central Section of the American Urological Association (http://www.ncsaua.org/default.aspx), validate findings in Europe and expand the potential use of C-11 choline PET scans. One study found that C-11 choline PET/CT...

2010-11-22 00:00:40

What is SPECT? Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) imaging is a sophisticated Nuclear Medicine study. While other "modalities" of Radiology are used to assess anatomical structures, Nuclear Medicine enables physicians to see physiology, or function. Physicians utilize NeuroSPECT or functional brain imaging to assess blood perfusion to the brain. Titusville, FL (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 NeuroSPECT of Florida, a new SPECT imaging facility, is now open in Titusville, Florida....

2010-06-08 12:08:15

Study indicates that molecular imaging can help diagnose and determine treatment for a range of foot ailments common in diabetic patients A study presented at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting shows that using multiple imaging agents with a hybrid imaging technique can be a valuable tool for accurately diagnosing and determining treatment for a variety of diabetes-associated foot diseases. A common complication from Type 2 diabetes is the decreased ability to heal from even the most minor infections....

2009-01-07 13:25:00

On Tuesday, U.S. health officials proposed paying for wider use of PET scans to help doctors decide the initial course of treatment in cancer patients, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said. Currently, CMS allows the scans for cancer patients enrolled in Medicare but requires doctors and patients to enroll in a special registry, which some doctors and industry representatives say limits their use. The agency said in a draft proposal that it would partially lift such...

2008-10-05 00:00:24

Positron emission tomography - or PET - scans produce three- dimensional, colour images of the body using radiation. They are most commonly used to diagnose cancer, show the stage cancer has reached or how far it has spread, show how well chemotherapy is working and help doctors decide what course of treatment is best. Glucose solution containing a small amount of a radioactive drug is injected into the patient's body to help specialists get a clearer picture. The sugars collect in...

2008-09-07 00:00:04

Patients may face delays for vital scans due to a shortage of medical equipment, it has been revealed. Nearly 60 North Lincolnshire patients are currently waiting for scans to diagnose cancer and heart disease. Hospitals around the country are on the alert after the British Nuclear Medicine Society's honorary secretary, Prof Alan Perkins, reported a 'severe shortage' of radioactive imaging agents needed for scanning equipment. Northern Lincolnshire and Goole (NLAG) Hospitals NHS...

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