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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 »
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 »
More on PET scans and their role in prostate cancer detection by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 12:00am A few days ago we suggested that the role of positron emission tomography (PET scanning) as a diagnostic and prognostic tool in patients with prostate cancer was probably best limited to research studies at major medical centers at the present time. A recent study from Germany appears to confirm this suggestion. Ste ... Read on »
PET scans read: CANCER FREE !!!! ... by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Apr 2009 12:31am PET scans read: CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!! Read on »
PET scan: assessing activity in metastatic breast cancer by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 12:00am dancing hard to keep fearsome lion fast asleep shadow always looms ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦ I have a PET scan scheduled for tomorrow morning. No matter how hard I try to avoid thinking about it, it remains a sticking point of focus. I keep wondering, and should really go to my forum friends to ask the questi ... Read on »
PET scans for metastatic breast cancer by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Dec 2009 12:00am Yesterday I went for my PET (positron emission tomography) scan. While MRI and CT scans allow views of the anatomy and organs, PET scans allow a view of metabolic activity.  Thus, for metastatic breast cancer, physicians use PET scans to check the progression of cancer, which shows up as hot spots, or bright spots. PET scans can sho ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »