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Do PET scans have a role in pretreatment evaluation? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 13 May 2010 12:00am On May 11  we noted a report on the potential value of MRI scans in clinical decision-making for prostate cancer patients prior to surgery. Today there is a new report on the potential of positron emission tomography (PET) compared to MRI in a similar (but not precisely the same) situation. Watanabe et al. have carried o ... Read on »
Early PET Response To Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy In Sarcoma Patients Predicts Survival Study Finds by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 03 Apr 2012 3:33pm This study appears to say that having a PET scan after the first treatment for chemotherapy gives some indications of how medications are working or not working based on the scan.  If not working it looks like changes can be made early on with examining the condition of the tumor.  BD  Press Release: An early Positron Emission Tom ... Read on »
PET scanning and prostate cancer management today by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 24 Dec 2009 12:00am The role of positron emission tomography or PET scanning in the work-up and management of prostate cancer patients is evolving. However, the average patient needs to understand that, outside a major research center, where researchers have access to a wide range of different “tracers” (the agents used to help to highligh ... Read on »
PET Scans by fire_sign67 Posted Sat 16 Oct 2010 7:09pm Clink on the link below to better understand how it works and the rationale for use What is a PET scan? Positron Emission Tomography (PET) A PET scan allows physicians to measure the body's abnormal molecular cell activity to detect Cancer (such as breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, lymphoma, melanoma and ... Read on »
Memory Test and PET Scans Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer's by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Jul 2010 11:56am There can be little doubt that an early diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's leads to a better experience for both the patient and the caregiver..... By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room This is interesting research. I believe most of us that are related by birth to someone suffering from Alzheimer's disease wonder about our own ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA alerts healthcare professionals to stop performing heart scans with CardioGen-82 due to poten by FDA Posted Tue 02 Aug 2011 4:24pm This update is in follow-up to the Drug Safety Communication: Increased radiation exposure due to undetected strontium breakthrough when using CardioGen-82 for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans issued on 7/15/2011. [7-26-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professiona ... Read on »
The Cancer Survivor CT/PET Scan Routine by Ron Sparks Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 1:18pm The CT/PET machine that scanned me today. Today marks 18 months since the end of my treatments for squamous cell carcinoma .  I celebrate every 6 months by getting a CT/PET scan to check for more cancer.  This is a routine that most cancer survivors are familiar with, but surprisingly few others understand.  This article is my attempt ... Read on »
Dementia PET Scans Become Another Diagnostic Tool by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:45pm We've talked before about the recent use of PET (a specialized brain scan which is short for positron emission tomography) scans as a means for clinicians to make a tentative diagnosis of dementia.  The downside of PET scan use has been the high cost and availability as some physicians might not think to use them in the diagnostic process. A ... Read on »
Update: John's 6 month PET scan by Joanie6726 Posted Thu 19 May 2011 12:00am Yesterday, John had an appointment with Dr. Sunita Nasta, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to get the results of the 6 month PET scan to see if his cancer has returned or not.  For those of you new to my blog, you can read John's full story here  You can also read more of John's story by clicking on the Label, CANCER SUCKS on ... Read on »
PET/CT Comes to Dalai's Hospital!A Press Release by Dr. Dalai Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:34pm Dalai's Hospital adds Pet/CT scanner to its Diagnostic Arsenal Unit is the first one of its kind in the state Doctor Dalai's Hospital continues its leadership in imaging by adding dedicated PET/CT to its arsenal of diagnostic tools. Dalai's Hospital was the first hospital in the state to introduce positron imaging, initially with ... Read on »