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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 »
FDA Approves Amyvid Radioactive Dye to Use With Pet Scans To See Brain Plaque To Help Rule Out Alzheimer's As A Reason for Menta by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 08 Apr 2012 11:08pm I knew I had heart plaque but now brain plaque.  Lilly has actually stated the drug should not be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s as one in five patients that are diagnosed are found to not have the disease when autopsies are performed.  I am guessing that the more plaque that is found the more additional tests this could lead to as well. ... 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 »
blood glucose control for PET scan by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:00am PET scan on the horizon: next week. Diabetes is kicking its heels a bit. I am usually borderline, and, until my creatinine rose and is slowly falling since my treatment with Zometa®, the culprit for kidney function side effects, I … Continue reading → 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 »
New MRI Technique Measures Brain Structure and Function to Diagnose or Rule Out Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 7:44pm The importance of this study should not be underestimated. The ability to rule in (diagnose), or rule out, Alzheimer's disease is critical. A person could present with dementia like symptoms but be suffering from an illness or disease that can be treated. Alzheimer's Reading Room Doctor often diagnose Alzheimer's without an MRI, and mo ... 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 »
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 »