PET/CT rivals CT for NSCLC recurrence
October 11, 2018 -- Swiss researchers have found that FDG-PET/CT is "not superior" to contrast-enhanced CT in the detection and evaluation of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) recurrence two years after follow-up curative treatment. Their study was published online on 4 October in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  Discuss
Dedicated breast PET falls short for BI-RADS 4 lesions
October 9, 2018 -- Spanish researchers testing a dedicated breast PET scanner found it had a high false-negative rate for detecting in situ carcinomas in women with BI-RADS 4 lesions. The finding raises questions about the suitability of the system for working up suspicious breast lesions, according to a 3 October study.
Don't rely on FDG-PET/CT for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes
October 8, 2018 -- FDG-PET/CT won't help much in predicting progression-free or overall survival among patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma, according to an Israeli study published in the October issue of Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia.  Discuss
Motion correction model could aid PET/MRI lesion detection
October 2, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. and Australia are reporting early success with a PET/MRI-based motion correction model that, so far, has significantly improved the detection of cancer, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Italians identify key PET marker for memory problems
September 28, 2018 -- Italian researchers may have discovered a reliable clinical marker that links levels of amyloid deposits in the brain with increased episodic memory impairment through florbetaben-PET imaging, according to a 22 September study in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
New device can measure PET radiotracer concentration
September 27, 2018 -- Static PET images enable a qualitative assessment of the distribution of a radiotracer, but to improve disease prediction, a more quantitative approach is required. A retired radiation oncologist and an electrical engineer have joined forces to develop a clinically useful device.  Discuss
Countdown to Brexit: Impact on radiology
September 19, 2018 -- There are less than six months to go until the U.K. is due to leave the European Union, but is it any clearer about what Brexit will mean for medical imaging? Our market columnist Stephen Holloway looks into the crystal ball and offers some predictions about the rocky road ahead.  Discuss
FDG-PET/CT can provide valuable esophageal cancer updates
August 28, 2018 -- FDG-PET/CT could be very helpful in calculating the risk of developing interval metastasis during neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer, and it could lead to other more appropriate restaging modalities for patients.  Discuss
Prescan tutorial eases patient concerns about PET/CT
August 16, 2018 -- Giving patients knowledge of what to expect from an upcoming FDG-PET/CT scan can go a long way toward helping them to relax and improving their experience, according to a study published online August 3 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology.  Discuss
Strongly worded PET/CT reports influence follow-up
August 9, 2018 -- When radiologists use strong, specific follow-up recommendations in FDG-PET/CT reports, referring physicians are more likely to follow their advice -- and find cancers, according to a Dutch study published online July 29 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss