Researchers offer a guide to optimum PET lung imaging
September 25, 2020 -- Can you name the best strategies to optimize FDG-PET/CT to assess lung disease? If not, researchers from imaging centers in the U.S. and the U.K. have provided their consensus recommendations on how best to proceed in a study published online September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET shows promise for detecting NSCLC recurrence
September 17, 2020 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT shows promise for detecting recurrence of disease in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients after they've undergone surgery, according to a study published September 9 in General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.  Discuss
PET/MRI boosts cancer detection
September 17, 2020 -- PET/MRI helps clinicians stage cancer treatment as well as PET/CT -- and finds more than 25% additional cancers, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. It also reduces overall radiation exposure.  Discuss
PET helps diagnose treatable form of dementia
September 16, 2020 -- PET imaging could be a useful tool for diagnosis and treatment of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, a form of dementia that can be treated surgically, according to a literature review published September 7 in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  Discuss
PET agent shows promise for imaging lung inflammation
September 16, 2020 -- An experimental PET imaging agent shows promise for imaging inflammation in the lungs -- which could have implications for a range of common diseases, including COVID-19, according to results from an animal study published in Redox Biology.  Discuss
NIH to fund PET imaging for Latino Alzheimer's study
September 14, 2020 -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided additional funding for researchers to use PET imaging to study Alzheimer's disease among Mexican Americans. The funds add amyloid and tau PET imaging to the ongoing Health and Aging Brain Among Latino Elders study.  Discuss
FET-PET offers more info on treatment of brain metastases
September 14, 2020 -- Using PET with the radiolabeled amino acid F-18 fluoroethyl tyrosine (F-18 FET) can significantly help determine the efficacy of radiotherapy in certain cancer patients who develop brain metastases, according to a study published online September 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment
September 10, 2020 -- Radiomic factors -- that is, image-based tumor phenotypes -- gleaned from F-18 FDG PET exams can help clinicians personalize care and better predict treatment outcomes for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, according to a study published September 7 in EJNMMI Research.  Discuss
Nuclear medicine volume plummets due to COVID-19
September 8, 2020 -- It's no secret COVID-19 has disrupted nuclear medicine clinical practice, research, and work environments. However, a new survey by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging quantifies the effects: nearly 80% of respondents saw declines of 50% to 75% in non-PET nuclear medicine procedures.  Discuss
SNMMI updates ventilation study guidance
September 8, 2020 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has updated its statement regarding the use of ventilation/perfusion lung studies during the COVID-19 pandemic to recognize that sometimes these studies are clinically necessary.  Discuss