Search Tag: PET imaging

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PET imaging tool measures synaptic loss in Alzheimer's disease

2018 25 Jul

Research on Alzheimer's disease is slowed down by the fact that most studies on the disease's effects on the brain are done postmortem. Now, there is a new noninvasive method for measuring a patient's synaptic loss, a critical component of the disease, which has the potential to accelerate research for new Alzheimer's treatments, according to a... Read more

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... Read more

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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... Read more