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PET imaging helps evaluate dopamine system:
Date : 19-02-2018
Link : http://www.smartbrief.com/branded/94A57BF5-E8A1-4598-B740-5CB55226F136/B1A53A7C-4E9F-43ED-B10A-B718DD2431CB
Researchers in Sweden, using PET scans have found that patients with mild Parkinson’s disease had significantly lower levels of dopamine transporter (DAT) protein in their nerve endings but intact levels in nerve fibres & cell bodies. The findings are published in journal Movement Disorders.
Gadolinium based Contrast Agents (GBCAs): FDA announces new class warnings:
Date : 19-02-2018
Link : https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm589580.htm
Gadolinium retention has until now, not been directly associated with any adverse effects in patients with normal kidney function. However, after additional review and consultation with the Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee, FDA is requiring several actions to alert healthcare professionals and patients about gadolinium retention after an MRI using GBCA, and actions that can help minimize problems.
SNMMI and ASNC issue joint Guidelines for quantification of myocardial blood flow using PET:
Date : 19-02-2018
Link : http://www.snmmi.org/NewsPublications/NewsDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=25968
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s (SNMMI) Cardiovascular Council and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) have issued the joint position paper, Clinical Quantification of Myocardial Blood flow using PET; which was jointly published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology & The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates Prostate cancer from benign tissue:
Date : 02-02-2018
Link : http://www.snmmi.org/NewsPublications/NewsDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=25931
PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates Prostate cancer from benign tissue: German researchers have demonstrated that the SUV Max on Gallium-68 prostate specific membrane antigen (68Ga-PSMA) PET-CT scans correlates with PSMA expression in primary prostate cancer.