PET and PTSD

PET scan could identify people with PTSD who are at risk of suicide according to Yale University. Brain scans may be able to tell who is at risk of suicide by identifying high levels of a certain kind of cell associated with disordered thinking, a new study suggests. Researchers at Yale University may have found…

What is a PET scan?

What is a PET scan anyway? Well, its not for your beloved pet, the P-E-T in PET scan stands for Positron Emission Tomography. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. A PET scan uses a radioactive drug (tracer) to show this activity….

Psychoradiology

PET Scans are increasingly being used to map, identify and help psychological issues. It a recent article published in Radiology Today Magazine, research is being made as researchers from several specialties, including neurology, neuroradiology, and the emerging field of psychoradiology, are looking at imaging to help spot depression in the brain and bring a more…

PET Scans and Alzheimers

In a recently published study, researchers announced that a type of PET scan can tell whether amyloid plaques are in the brain of a living person. The scan, they said, will allow doctors to change diagnoses or treatment plans for some people. The importance of the scan In amyloid PET imaging, “tracer molecules” stick to…

American Lung Association Screening

Data show that screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer in the high-risk population studied. Other screening tests such as chest X-rays and sputum cytology have not been found to be effective and are not recommended for screening. What Is a CT Scan? Computed tomography,…

How many CT scans can I have

There is no recommended limit on how many computed tomography (CT) scans you can have. CT scans provide critical information. When a severely ill patient has undergone several CT exams, the exams were important for diagnosis and treatment. Medical follow-up care is seldom required for radiation exposure from diagnostic examinations. Effects from radiation are too…

CTCoronavirus

Patients who test positive for pneumonia associated with the coronavirus largely share several findings visible on CT scans. Knowing what symptoms will likely appear on these images can help providers recognize which individuals will need targeted treatment. Together, radiology researchers from the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor…

FDA Approves PET Imaging Compound to Aid Early Diagnosis and Disease Monitoring

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an imaging compound its researchers developed as a diagnostic tool for people with suspected parkinsonian syndromes, including Parkinson’s disease. Fluorodopa F18 (FDOPA) is an injectable compound used during a PET scan to mark the dopaminergic nerve terminals that…

New medical imaging allows better treatment and diagnoses of prostate cancer

The interview with Dr. Aoun originally appeared on OncLive, the official site of the Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes OncologyLive, Urologists in Cancer Care, and Oncology Nursing News. Novel next-generation imaging modalities have greater visibility than conventional imaging tools, leading to higher detection rates and earlier treatment of early recurrences and metastatic disease among men…

Kentucky sees increasse in lung cancer cases

According to the CDC, Kentucky ranks first in the nation for lung cancer deaths. Border states Ohio and Indiana are ranked at numbers 11 and five. Kentucky’s lung cancer incidence rate was 92.6 out of 100,000 people. The national rate is 59.6 In November 2019, the American Lung Association reported Kentucky has the highest rates…

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