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Advantages of a PET/CT Scan

Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography, or PET/CT, is an imaging method that uses a sophisticated machine to generate images of patients following the injection of very small amounts of a medical isotope. It is commonly used to detect and monitor cancer, evaluate effects of a heart attack, and determine brain abnormalities or disorders. Find out…Learn More

PET Scans Help Scientists Study Why People Remember Their Dreams

While PET scans are commonly used to help diagnose medical problems, they are also often used by scientists as a research tool. For example, French scientists recently used PET scans to examine the brain activity of people who frequently remember their dreams and people who seldom remember their dreams, and the results were fascinating.Learn More

PET Scans Could Aid Huntingtons Disease Research

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have identified a new way to track how Huntington’s disease affects the brain over time, according to a recent article in Science Daily. The researchers used a series of PET scans, which stands for positron emission tomography, to…Learn More

New Research Into Metastatic Bone Disease

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) recently announced coverage for participating sites under the National Oncology PET Registry (NOPR), for bone PET-CT with F-18 sodium fluoride to identify bone cancer metastasis. Because F-18 sodium fluoride has a high affinity for metabolically active bone, and PET-CT includes high-resolution CT images, the use of F-18 sodium…Learn More