IMV: PET scan volumes continue to grow
Davin Korstjens. In 2023 compared with 2022, the total volume of positron emission tomography (PET) scans increased 10.2% year over year, according to the newly published IMV 2024 PET Market Summary Report. In 2023, the average number of PET scans per fixed PET site (versus mobile PET) increased 6.7% from 1,401 estimated PET scans per system in 2022 to 1,495 in 2023. As of the 2023 PET survey, 62% of sites have at least one physician who reads PET scans in their department, with an average of 5.4 physicians reading PET scans per site. Looking ahead, 67% of PET sites anticipate their procedure volumes will increase over ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 7, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Davin Korstjens Tags: Practice Management Subspecialties Molecular Imaging Nuclear Radiology Source Type: news

The Influence of Different Mouthwashes on the Efficacy of Fluoridated Dentifrices in the Prevention of Enamel Erosion: An In Vitro Study
ConclusionEnamel erosion is a common dental issue that can be prevented through various strategies, including the use of fluoride dentifrices. The recent in vitro study on the influence of different mouthwashes on the efficacy of fluoride dentifrices provided valuable insights.The study found that regardless of the mouthwash used, fluoride toothpaste effectively protected against enamel erosion. Additionally, toothpaste containing stannous fluoride was more effective in preventing enamel erosion than toothpaste containing sodium fluoride. Furthermore, the study highlighted the potential for antibacterial mouthwashes to enh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 3, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effectiveness of topical fluoride agents on preventing development of approximal caries in primary teeth: a randomized clinical trial Parach Sirivichayakul,
ConclusionAt 18-month follow-up, after adjusting for confounding factors and clustering effect, there were no statistically significant differences in preventing of approximal caries development between the semiannual application of 5%NaF, 38%SDF, or placebo.Trial registrationThe study was registered in the Thai Clinical Trials Registry under the number TCTR20190315003 on 15/03/2019.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Online Charity Auction Supports Dental Care for Kids in Need
 (Charlotte, NC, March 20, 2023)  ā€” Millions of kids across the United States lack access to a dental care provider, resulting in higher rates of untreated tooth decay and risk of dangerous infections. When kids have healthy smiles, they have a better chance of reaching their potential. America ā€™s ToothFairy improves the lives of children by increasing access to care with essential resources that help nonprofit organizations provide dental services to more children and communities in need.Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, America ā€™s ToothFairy has provided more than $23.6 million in donated dental pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 20, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NaF-PET shows bone formation in psoriatic arthritis patients
F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT may be a valuable tool for imaging patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NaF-PET reveals aortic wall injuries NaF-PET scans reveal plaque -- and possible risk of stroke NaF-PET/CT does well in detecting prostate metastases NaF-PET/CT rarely finds prostate cancer bone metastases AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 18, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evaluation of the changes in physical properties and mineral content of enamel exposed to radiation after treating with remineralization agent
ConclusionRadiation caused a statistically significant difference in the microhardness and elemental content of enamel. However, no significant difference was observed in enamel roughness. The applied remineralizing agents have a partial ameliorating effect on the adverse impacts of radiation.Clinical relevanceRadiation causes changes in the mechanical properties and elemental content of tooth enamel. Remineralizing agent application is a promising option in reducing the adverse effects of irradiation. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 31, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NaF-PET reveals aortic wall injuries
PET imaging with F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) can detect activity related to tear...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NaF-PET scans reveal plaque -- and possible risk of stroke Viz.ai to add Avicenna.ai software to platform NaF-PET/CT does well in detecting prostate metastases NaF-PET/CT rarely finds prostate cancer bone metastases Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Glass Ionomer Sealant versus Fluoride Varnish Application to Prevent Occlusal Caries in Primary Second Molars among Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
 Caries Res https://doi.org/10.1159/AbstractFissure sealant is a recommended preventive measure on permanent molars, but its efficacy on primary molars in preschool children is still in doubt. Sodium fluoride varnish (NaFV) enhances remineralization and is effective in preventing caries in smooth surfaces, but limited information is available regarding its use on occlusal surfaces of primary molars. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of glass ionomer sealant (GIS) versus topical application of 5% NaFV in preventing and arresting occlusal caries in primary second molars among preschool children. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Statistical comparisons of blood alcohol samples from 6-mL and 10-mL grey-top tubes - Olds ML, Naquin JL.
Historically, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) studies utilized a 1% concentration of the preservative sodium fluoride (NaF), leaving an information gap supporting usage of lower concentrations of NaF to preserve ethanol. As many forensic laboratories uti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Efficacy of silver diamine fluoride and sodium fluoride in inhibiting enamel erosion: an ex vivo study with primary teeth
ConclusionConsidering phosphorus loss values, 10% SDF seems to be effective in inhibiting enamel erosion after 1% and 10% citric acid challenges, whereas 2% NaF only after 1% citric acid challenge. Regarding calcium loss values, both fluoride agents seem to have no impact on inhibiting enamel erosion after 1% and 10% citric acid challenges.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effects of desensitizing products on the reduction of pain sensitivity caused by in-office tooth bleaching: a 24-week follow-up
Conclusion Our results indicate that adding NF/S, NA/S, NF/AC, and NA/AC desensitizers to tooth bleaching protocols reduces pain sensitivity without affecting its effectiveness. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of Fluoride Release in Conventional Glass-Ionomer Cements with a New Mechanical Mixing Cement
Conclusions: A mechanical mixing was the material with the more constant fluoride release and after recharge showed the highest fluoride release which make it an important benefit for clinicians. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of Remineralising Potential of Nano Silver Fluoride, Silver Diamine Fluoride and Sodium Fluoride Varnish on Artificial Caries: An In Vitro Study
Conclusions: NSF was not found to be effective as sodium fluoride varnish and SDF on artificial enamel caries lesions. Additional investigation is needed to recommend it as an alternative agent to routine fluoride treatments. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Er:YAG and Fluoride Varnishes for Preventing Primary Enamel Demineralisation
Conclusions: The results suggest that the treatment protocols employed in groups TCP-NaF, CPP-ACP-NaF, and L+ CPP-ACP-NaF had similar effects in terms of preventing demineralisation, as reflected in a higher percentage of healthy dental structure maintained. Hence, these treatments are recommended for clinical use as an effective preventive measure. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT rarely finds prostate cancer metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT rarely adds value for detecting bone metastases...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could Ga-68 PSMA PET become essential for prostate cancer? Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans NaF-PET could be valuable for osteosarcoma assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news