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By Wahl, Richard L Many of us remember the 1989 film Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner. In brief, the main character becomes convinced that a baseball field must be built on his failing farmland. Another character assures him that if he builds it, "they" will come.
WARRENDALE, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD, INC., announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for a new Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) Infusion System for Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging procedures.
NEW ORLEANS, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Immunomedics, Inc.
Syntermed, Inc., a leading nuclear medicine imaging and informatics software company, released today three new clinical diagnostic applications for neurologists and cardiologists benefiting individuals with dementia, temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and heart failure.
NEW ORLEANS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To help ensure that more healthcare facilities throughout the United States have access to the positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) technology that helps clinicians diagnose and treat disease earlier and more effectively, Siemens Healthcare (http://www.siemens.com/healthcare) has opened two new radiopharmacies in Las Vegas and Pittsburgh.
The use of positron emission tomography (PET) with the radiotracer fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is â€œunderutilizedâ€ in diagnosing and treating cancer of the reproductive organsâ€”the cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulvaâ€”according to an article in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Doctors are beginning to see the potential of using PET to look inside a womanâ€™s body to find gynecologic disease and its progressionâ€”and to...
Significantly more and smaller liver tumors can be detected by contrast-enhanced MRI when compared to whole-body FDG PET, say researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Headed for a CT scan? If so, new research suggests it might be best to do without that cup of coffee beforehand.
Saint Louis University research, presented this week, shows caffeine interferes with image results for known or suspected cancers.
FDG PET holds promise for more accurate assessment of response to chemotherapy; more studies needed, according to results from Society of Nuclear Medicine's 52nd Annual Meeting.
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