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Cardiology Management

Cardiac Inflammatory Disorders: The Role of PET Imaging

2016 28 Nov

Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging can be useful in the diagnosis and prognosis in cardiac inflammatory disorders, including infective endocarditis, pericarditis and myocarditis, according to results of a systematic review published by The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. See Also: PACIFIC Trial: Comparing Non-Invasive... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET Imaging With Tracer Can Detect Early Alzheimer’s

2016 31 May

The effort to find ways to detect and diagnose preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has taken a big step forward with the use of positron emission tomography (PET), a “nuclear medicine” for imaging processes in the body, when PET is used with a special ‘tracer’ that binds to the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a characteristic cause of AD. The... Read more


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