Search Tag: positron emission tomography

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Antibody gives better diagnosis of Alzheimer’s than imaging with tracers

2016 22 Feb

Researchers in Sweden have found that an antibody gives more exact information than regular radioactive tracers used in PET brain scans, which could lead to more effective diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease and improvements in monitoring the effects of medication. Counting over 100,000 people, Alzheimer’s is the most common dementia disorder... 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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Novel PET Tracer Pinpoints Risky Blood Clots

2015 11 Jun

Researchers have developed a molecular imaging technique that could save lives by revealing troublesome thrombi, or blood clots. Their work was presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  "Thrombosis is the underlying cause of deadly diseases such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis... Read more

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