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July 18, 2018

New PET Scan For Alzheimer’s Disease Directly Measures Synaptic Loss

Exciting new research from Yale University has revealed a new method that could potentially objectively diagnose if a person is suffering through the early stages of […]
July 16, 2018

Pain-Induced Changes In The Brain Explain Limited Effectiveness Of Opioid Therapy

A new study from the NIH’s Intramural Research Program and McGill University suggests that the pain-induced changes in the brain’s opioid system suggest the ineffectiveness of […]
July 12, 2018

Researchers Use AI To Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of people each year. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more seniors […]
July 11, 2018

Having A Scan? A Quick Guide to 5 Types of Medical Scans

Our first introduction to medical imaging occurs when a doctor asks us to have an x-ray or scan to investigate an injury, pain or symptom that […]
July 5, 2018

Common Risk Factors Contributing To Mental Decline

Individuals with a combination of vascular risk factors and higher levels of beta-amyloid protein in the brain may be on a speedier path of cognitive decline, […]
July 3, 2018

Gene Therapy’s Effects on Brain : PET Research

A radioactive probe that might enable imaging tools to effectively monitor what a gene therapy is doing in the brain — important in treating diseases like […]
July 2, 2018

PET Imaging Impact On Precision Medicine

Picture this. A woman with breast cancer and a BRCA gene mutation is being evaluated to assess the appropriateness of a particular drug therapy. Instead of […]
June 26, 2018

Rise of PET: 3 Areas Where Nuclear Imaging Can Boost Patient-Care

Positron emission tomography (PET) has historically been an afterthought in musculoskeletal imaging for many logical reasons, but authors of a new investigation believe the method should […]
June 20, 2018

Activating Your Metabolism

The importance of the human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has become clearer during the past ten years. Using positron emission tomography, PET, it was shown that […]
June 19, 2018

Testing for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Most people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) see their doctor because they have felt a lump that hasn’t gone away, they develop some of the other symptoms […]
June 4, 2018

Tackling Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s a possible new way to attack Alzheimer’s disease. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Dr. Stephen Salloway, who is the […]
May 31, 2018

Study Points Towards Indicator For Alcoholism

A new study published in the scientific journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging suggests a family history of alcoholism affects dopamine release in the brain. […]
May 1, 2018

Imaging Advancements Made For Prostate Cancer

Molecular Imaging Of Prostate Cancer   Limitations of conventional imaging has brought the advancement of PET imaging for prostate cancer. This article discusses the importance of […]
April 12, 2018

Researching Alzheimer’s With PET Imaging

Does Poor Sleep Correlate With Alzheimer’s?     A new study shows that sleep deprivation is linked to higher levels of a protein called beta-amyloid—a notorious […]
March 20, 2018

Helpful Information Before Your PET Scan

Food To Eat Before A PET Scan A positron emission tomography (PET) scan uses nuclear medicine to create an image of the body at a cellular level. […]
March 8, 2018

New Test Speeds Time to Determine Success of Bone Marrow Transplants

Scientists have developed a new test that shortens the time it takes to assess the success of bone marrow transplants — to a few days instead […]
March 7, 2018

PET Leads in Study of Mesothelioma Staging Tools

When it comes to accurately assessing the extent of an individual case of malignant pleural mesothelioma, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) may be more effective than Computed […]
March 5, 2018

Novel PET Imaging Agent Detects Prostate Cancer Recurrence Early

An Italian study featured in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in […]
February 8, 2018

Governor Larry Hogan-2, Cancer- 0

As Governor Larry Hogan triumphantly shows off his scars, he tells his constituents he beat cancer. Again! After an initial battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he is […]
February 7, 2018

PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates prostate cancer from benign tissue

German researchers have discovered a way to differentiate cancerous tissue from benign tissue. With these advancements in research, they are able to use PET technology to […]