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Insomnia Affects Activity in Specific Brain Regions

2016 25 Oct

  According to a study published in the journal SLEEP by Kay and colleagues, specific brain regions show altered patterns of activity in patients with insomnia when compared to individuals without the condition.   There is a very large body of research devoted to exploring the psychological and behavioural processes of insomnia, which however very... Read more

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PACIFIC Trial: Comparing Non-Invasive Coronary Artery Imaging

2016 29 Aug

To date, little evidence existed as to which non-invasive diagnostic test works best for patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). There is no consensus as such about the choice of non-invasive imaging modality and both European and U.S. guidelines do not advocate one test over another. Now, findings from the PACIFIC trial presented at... Read more

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PET Tomo Helps Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Avoid Chemo

2016 26 Jun

Research on 1,200 patients in the UK, European and Australia has found that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans can spare patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma the serious side effects of chemotherapy. The study, led by Peter Johnson, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Southampton, and published in the New England... Read more

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Study: Reduced PET Tracer, More Scans

2015 03 Nov

Latest advances in PET scanning technology make it possible to reduce radiation dose for both patients and medical staff by up to 30 percent, allowing an addition of 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals. A recent study by scientists at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester... Read more

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Multimodality Imaging of the Heart: Is More Better?

2015 04 Oct

In most patients who are referred for work-up of suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) by non-invasive cardiac imaging, one single imaging technique is often adequate, according to an article appearing in the journal Cor et Vasa, published by the Czech Society of Cardiology. For instance, MRI is able to provide information about morphology... Read more

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Full-Body PET Scan Can Detect Blood Clots: Animal Study

2015 21 Sep

A new radiopharmaceutical probe developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has allowed researchers to perform full-body scans to locate hidden blood clots in an animal model, according to a report that will appear in the October issue of the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Finding the location and composition of clots... Read more

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Oesophageal Cancer: PET Does Not Improve Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Positron emission tomography (PET) is increasingly being used to assess the effectiveness of chemo- or radiotherapy in patients with cancer of the oesophagus. Now researchers say that no robust evidence exists to show that PET improves the treatment for these patients. Their finding is reported in the journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.Cancer... Read more

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PET Imaging Detects Fast-growing Prostate Cancer

2015 25 Aug

A Johns Hopkins-led study shows that PET imaging with a specific biomarker could detect fast-growing primary prostate cancer and distinguish it from benign prostate lesions. The finding, reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, is important for patients with suspected prostate cancer that has not been confirmed by standard biopsy. The study looked... Read more

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PET Method Scans Whole Body for a Blood Clot

2015 20 Aug

A new imaging method — so far tested in rats — may someday enable clinicians to quickly scan the entire body for a blood clot, according to researchers from the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. The study was presented at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), held on 16-20... Read more

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Insulin Resistance Increases Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study finds a strong association between insulin resistance and lower brain glucose metabolism in a group of late middle-age adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The findings are published online in JAMA Neurology.Insulin resistance, broadly defined as reduced tissue responsiveness to the action of insulin, is common in people who... Read more

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