Medical News Today: New imaging technique spots early stages of dangerous artery deposits
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

Cheap and easy 'toothpaste' test that spots risk of stroke and heart attack
Scientists claim the technique, which users sodium fluoride tagged with radioactive tracer, will transform the way doctors are able to identify patients at risk of a heart attack or stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NOPR: NaF-PET can change prostate cancer treatment plans
PET imaging with sodium fluoride (NaF) changed treatment in more than half (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 17, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed
Combined 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography–computed tomography allows physicians to visualize high-risk or ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques in patients with myocardial infarction or stable angina, research shows. (Source: MedWire News - Cardiology)
Source: MedWire News - Cardiology - November 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Scan could detect those on brink of heart attack
Conclusion This is a valuable study which shows the promise of using PET-CT with radioactively labelled sodium fluoride (NaF) as a way of identifying fatty deposits in the heart arteries that could be at risk of rupturing and causing a heart attack. The results confirmed that the marker used in this study (NaF) was better than the chemical marker normally used in PET-CT scans (FDG). The technique has the principal value of being a non-invasive technique compared with coronary angiography, which is the standard method used to look at blockages in heart arteries. As it does not involve surgical intervention, this could ha...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

Sarin: the deadly history of the nerve agent used in Syria
The UN has confirmed that the chemical used in Damascus last month was sarin – a lethal poison with no taste, no smell and no colour. Which makes it one of the most murderous weapons in modern warfareNow we know. On the morning of 21 August, as the air above Damascus cooled, rockets filled with the nerve agent sarin fell on rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital and left scores of men, women and children dead or injured. UN inspectors had been in the country for three days, on a mission to investigate allegations of earlier atrocities. They quickly changed tack. They brokered a temporary ceasefire with the regime and t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: The Guardian Middle East and North Africa Chemical weapons World news Human biology United Nations Technology Neuroscience Features Syria Weapons technology Chemistry Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT beats scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT provides greater sensitivity and specificity for (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT bests scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT provides greater sensitivity and specificity for (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 1, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Critical Milestone Achieved in NaF Clincial Trials: 500+ Patients...
The World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS) announced today that over 500 patients are now enrolled in the Sodium Fluoride NaF clinical trial (18F-Fluoride PET/CT Versus 99mTc-MDP Scanning for...(PRWeb February 12, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10418219.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news