Latest Single photon emission computed tomography Stories

2012-05-04 21:17:47

Unnecessary imaging was recommended in a significant number of studies but referring physicians often did not adhere to PET/CT report recommendations Advanced imaging has been identified as one factor that contributes to the overall rising cost of healthcare in the US. Unnecessary or inappropriate imaging utilization magnifies the cost burden associated with advanced imaging studies like MRIs and PET/CT scans. Though these studies often provide the best clinical information for making a...

2012-05-03 18:43:21

The use of single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) has been reported to change clinical management in a significant number of thyroid cancer patients according to research presented in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Information obtained from these scans not only helps determine the need for radioiodine therapy or alterative options, but also impacts the long-term follow-up strategy. “In this article I aimed to highlight the...

2012-04-17 05:40:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be devastating, especially without warning. Now a recent study shows how doctors may be able to diagnose the disease earlier. Early detection would give more time for family members to prepare for the devastating disease. Currently, Alzheimer's disease can only be definitively confirmed through the detection of amyloid plaques and/or tangles in the brain during autopsy after death or with a brain tissue...

2012-04-16 12:53:12

Use of a new drug to detect the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are hallmark signs of Alzheimer's disease may help doctors diagnose the disease earlier, according to research that will be presented as part of the Emerging Science program (formerly known as Late-Breaking Science) at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. Currently, Alzheimer's disease can only be definitively confirmed through the detection of amyloid...

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