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United HealthCare & Florida Hospital Dispute Almost Cancels My PET Scan by Ron Sparks Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 1:33pm Florida Hospital I had my six-month PET scans this morning.  If these scans come back clean, I will officially be two years into remission.  I am, as you can imagine, terribly anxious to get the results.  I should get a call from my doctor’s office tomorrow with the result.  Until then, I will be one big bundle of anxiety. The scans ... Read on »
Health officials propose new rules for PET scans by HealthCare Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 3:30pm PET scans, which can be used to help determine a course of treatment for cancer patients, may soon be allowed to be used more often. Currently PET scans are covered; however, patients and doctors must enroll in a special registry. The new proposal would allow for patients to undergo one treatment without having to enroll. Breast cancer, prost ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Brain Imaging (MRI/PET) and Measurements of Proteins May Improve Alzheimer's Prediction and Diagnosis by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Jul 2009 11:38pm Changes in the brain measured with MRI and PET scans, combined with memory tests and detection of risk proteins in body fluids, may lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. ... 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 »