The PET scanning
agent used in the study, [18F]flutemetamol (Vizamyl), binds with high affinity to beta-amyloid but rapidly clears from normal brain tissue; it was approved in October 2013 for PET imaging of the brain in adults being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
The use of baseline FDG-PET in lymphoma has been reported to change the stage and, hence, its treatment in approximately 10-20% of the patients.10,11 Hutchings et al showed that the treatment changed as a result of PET scanning
in 9% of 99 prospectively recruited patients, and in 17% of patients who underwent integrated PET/CT, resulting in an upstaging and intensification of therapy.12
Positron Emission Tomography, or PET scanning
, is rapidly emerging as one of the most useful forms of diagnostic imaging, especia with regard to diagnosing and managing cancer.
With respect to the inclusion of PET scanning
in the initial evaluation of small cell lung cancer, the updated guidelines recommend that it be considered as a supplement to other studies, based on findings from a recent trial that showed it to be more accurate than conventional imaging for disease staging (Am.
For patients already diagnosed with cancer, PET scanning
can help to establish the spread of tumours, aiding treatment planning.
A main focus of the centers will be to develop technologies such as three-dimensional protein imaging, which could be used to predict the function of the variations; whole-mouse imaging using PET scanning
, which could more quickly detect tumor formation; microarray gene expression analysis; proteomics; and a whole new suite of bioinformatics tools to integrate the emerging data.
With the help of PET scanning
, a noninvasive technology that can track chemical reactions in the brain, researchers in Switzerland found that people with MS fatigue exhibited impaired glucose metabolism in key brain areas where myelin loss appeared to have occurred.
STOCKHOLM -- Appropriate use of PET scanning
provides useful diagnostic information in the evaluation of dementia, Dr.
TORONTO -- PET scanning
can be used to select patients with recurrent colorectal cancer for whom resection surgery would be curative.
Sheng Pin Changlai, a visiting physician in the UCLA department of nuclear medicine, explained that current Medicare regulations require that a chest CT scan be done prior to PET scanning
for staging of lung cancer.
The features were identified using a new radiolabeled tracer called [[[blank].sup.18]F]FDDNP in combination with PET scanning
. The image was obtained by Dr.