Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection
In life, timing is everything. With sodium fluoride (NaF) PET, interpreting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events NaF-PET/CT beats scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT?
Deep learning can classify bone lesions found on F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Group uses AI to assess mammo interpretation bias SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives SNMMI: AI can predict survival in sarcoma patients AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oil Mouthrinse versus Dentifrices
ConclusionsWithin typical exposure times, the EO-containing mouthrinse can penetrate deep into the accumulating plaque biofilm compared to the chemotherapeutic dentifrice slurries, and may provide an efficacious alternative to triclosan, when used as an adjunct with a mechanical oral care regimen.Clinical SignificanceUsing viability mapping and CLSM, this study demonstrated that EO-containing mouthrinse penetrates and kills microorganisms deeper and more effectively in plaque biofilm in typical exposure times when compared to dentifrice chemotherapeutic agents, providing an efficacious alternative to triclosan or stannous ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

EtheDent (Sodium Fluoride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dual-agent PET/MR with time of flight detects more cancer
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) Simultaneous injections of the radiopharmaceuticals fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) and 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) followed by quantitative scanning significantly improves image quality and detection of bone metastases at a lower dose, according to research presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

3M Expands its Prevention Portfolio with New Varnish
 ST. PAUL, Minn. – (June 1, 2017) –3M, a leader in fluoride varnishes, has launched a new fast-releasing fluoride varnish in new flavors and a unit dose tray, to give clinicians another option for their patient ’s needs. 3M ’s new varnish complements 3M™ Vanish™ 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish, which has been the number one fluoride varnish on the market for ten years. 3M Vanish White Varnish is formulated to remain on teeth longer for more effective protection; with extended fluoride release, added tri-cal cium phosphate and a durable coating.  Although longer fluoride contact is beneficia...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA releases May 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD May 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 213 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 205 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 8 May 2016 510(k) Clearances SHARE TWEET LINKEDIN PIN IT EMAIL PRINT 510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD May 2016 DEVICE: O-PEP PARI RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT, INC. 510(k) NO: K150044(Traditional) ATTN: Michael Judge PHONE NO : 1 804 2537274 2412 PARI Way SE DECISION MADE: 27-MAY-16 Midlothian VA 23112 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM ...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Predicting advanced prostate cancer outcomes with NaF-PET/CT
A recent pilot study found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, and follow-up scans over time correlate clearly with clinical outcomes and patient survival. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Predicting advanced prostate cancer outcomes with NaF-PET/CT
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) A recent pilot study reported in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, and follow-up scans over time correlate clearly with clinical outcomes and patient survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cardiac PET/MRI protocol reduces radiation dose
Researchers have developed a new cardiac PET/MRI protocol with sodium fluoride...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI support grows, but jury's still out on its clinical value Cardiac perfusion PET/MRI may be more accurate than SPECT PET/MRI shows value for cardiac sarcoidosis PET/MRI makes clinical inroads, but work remains High cost tempers value of PET/MRI for cardiac lesions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Caries Remineralisation in Children by Applied FluorideCaries Remineralisation in Children by Applied Fluoride
How effective is professionally applied, topical sodium fluoride in remineralizing early enamel caries in children? BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Combined imaging modalities may change cancer management
PET/CT and whole-body MRI detect extraskeletal disease that may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study. In addition, the combined administration of F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) and F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in a single PET/CT scan showed significantly higher sensitivity and accuracy than alternative methods for the detection of skeletal lesions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Combined imaging modalities may change cancer management
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) PET/CT and whole-body MRI detect extraskeletal disease that may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study reported in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. In addition, the combined administration of F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) and F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in a single PET/CT scan showed significantly higher sensitivity and accuracy than alternative methods for the detection of skeletal lesions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dangerous artery deposits revealed by new imaging technique
Using noninvasive PET/CT scans, researchers can see injected sodium fluoride tagged with a radioactive tracer binding to unstable calcium deposits in patients' arteries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news