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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Markets --- Aarkstore Enterprise by aarks222 Posted Thu 25 Nov 2010 6:22am The medical imaging segments are poised for a major new phase of growth fueled by the availability of new technology coming out of the computer and digital information technology segment. Continuous improvements in technology are resulting in a growing number of new imaging tests that combine high levels of accuracy with rapid, easy-to-use pr ... Read on »
Depression: PET Scan or Scan Pet? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 14 Jun 2013 3:00am The medical specialty of psychiatry has been the news quite a bit lately.  Last month, the National Institute of Mental Health withdrew their support of the new Diagnostic & Statistical Manual 5 of Mental Disorders  which has been called the Bible of psychiatry.  Earlier this spring, a psychiatric hospital here in Las Vegas was accused of " ... Read on »
PET Scans As Cancer Diagnostic Tool – CMS Says OK now without the additional reporting information by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 11:49pm This should stand to offer a bit of relief with the administration end of the procedures and other types such as skin cancer are now included.  BD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination (NCD) to expand coverage for initial testing with positron emission tomography (PET) for Medicare ... Read on »
A PET scan (positron emission to ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm A PET scan (positron emission tomography) that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, a study led by a University of Utah dementia expert has found. The scan, FDG-PET, helped six doctors from three national Alzheimer's disease centers cor ... Read on »
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 »
PET scans may improve accuracy o ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Jun 2009 10:36pm PET scans may improve accuracy of dementia diagnosis PET scans critical for early, accurate diagnosis and treatment of dementia, say researchers at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting TORONTO, 18 june 2009—A new study shows that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans may improve the accuracy of dementia diagnoses early in disease onset f ... Read on »
CardioGen-82 PET Scan: Drug Safety Communication - Increased Radiation Exposure by FDA Posted Tue 26 Jul 2011 1:00pm [UPDATED 07/26/2011] FDA notified healthcare professionals to stop using CardioGen-82 for cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scans. The manufacturer, Bracco Diagnostics, Inc. has decided to voluntarily recall CardioGen-82. [Posted 07/15/2011] AUDIENCE: Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Patients ISSUE: FDA no ... Read on »
Pet Scans Detect Dementia and Differentiate Between Alzheimer, Frontotemporal, and Lewy Bodies Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Jan 2012 10:29am Dementia is not a specific illness but a pattern of symptoms characterized by a loss of cognitive ability. These disorders can be caused by injury or progressive disease affecting areas of the brain that control attention, memory, language and mobility. Alzheimer's Reading Room In a new review of imaging studies spanning more than ten ye ... 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 »
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 »