Worldwide SPECT market expected to top $1.5B by 2021
The global SPECT market is projected to grow to $1.5 billion U.S. (1.4 billion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.S. SPECT, PET radiopharma market shows promise amid challenges Report: U.S. SPECT, PET market looks promising in coming years
Since its description in 1885 in the Études cliniques sur l'hystéro-épilepsie ou grand hystérie by Raul Richer, the arc de cercle, or circular arc (figure 1A), has become synonymous of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and automatically interpreted as such by physicians. The development of extracranial and intracranial EEG recording has not confirmed the clinical importance of the arc de cercle.
Authors: Mavriopoulou E, Zampakis P, Smpiliri E, Spyridonidis T, Rapti E, Haberkorn U, Makatsoris T, Apostolopoulos DJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: Single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPET/CT) is usually recommended after ambiguous whole body bone scan (WBS) findings. We investigated the value of routine 2-field ("near" whole-body) SPET/CT application in breast cancer (BC) patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study planar WBS and 2-field SPET/CT was performed in 257 consecutive BC patients referred for a bone scan. Whole body scan and SPET/CT were interpreted separately. Addit...
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggested that 99mTc WBS is a useful imaging modality in detecting remnant thyroid tissue, nodal and distant metastases before 131I therapy. The additional SPET/CT scan when needed in 18 cases supported the 99mTc WBS diagnosis. PMID: 30089313 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: Neurología (English Edition)Author(s): J.P. Suárez, M.L. Domínguez, M.A. Gómez, J.C. Portilla, M. Gómez, I. Casado
Conditions: Peripheral Arterial Disease; Diabetes Mellitus; Critical Limb Ischemia Intervention: Diagnostic Test: SPECT/CT perfusion imaging Sponsors: Nationwide Children's Hospital; Ohio State University Recruiting
AbstractLow back pain (LBP) is the most common pain syndrome, and is an enormous burden and cost generator for society. Lumbar facet joints (FJ) constitute a common source of pain, accounting for 15 –45% of LBP. Facet joint degenerative osteoarthritis is the most frequent form of facet joint pain. History and physical examination may suggest but not confirm facet joint syndrome. Although imaging (radiographs, MRI, CT, SPECT) for back pain syndrome is very commonly performed, there are no effe ctive correlations between clinical symptoms and degenerative spinal changes. Diagnostic positive facet joint block can indica...
A novel PET imaging technique could advance the ability to monitor and guide...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Drug shortage puts PET, SPECT stress to the test PET could make synaptic density an Alzheimer's biomarker CT links brain calcifications to smoking, diabetes PET links amyloid, vascular factors to cognitive decline Diabetic patients should take heed of mild coronary artery disease
AbstractPurpose of reviewThe non-specific symptom profile and subclinical nature of disease along with variable region of cardiac involvement in systemic sarcoidosis make the diagnosis particularly challenging. The yield of endomyocardial biopsy, a gold standard for diagnosis, is not high unless coupled with additional imaging modalities to detect regional involvement. This review is focused on highlighting the major recent advances in imaging modalities and diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis.Recent findingsThere has been much interest and increasing research focused on developing newer and improved imaging modalities to est...
ConclusionsAG and CG methods show better performance for motion reduction and are recommended for clinical respiratory gating SPECT implementation.
AbstractPurpose of reviewCT angiography has become the gold standard for evaluation of suspected pulmonary embolism; however, continuous evolution in radiology has led to new imaging approaches that offer improved options for detection and characterization of pulmonary embolism while exposing patients to lower contrast and radiation dose. The purpose of this review is to summarize state of the art imaging approaches for the evaluation of pulmonary embolism, focusing on technical innovations in this field.Recent findingsThe introduction of dual-energy CT has resulted in the ability to add functional and prognostic informati...
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