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The impacts of acute carbon monoxide poisoning on the brain: Longitudinal clinical and (99m)Tc ethyl cysteinate brain SPECT characterization of patients with persistent and delayed neurological sequelae - Tsai CF, Yip PK, Chen SY, Lin JC, Yeh ZT, Kung LY, Wang CY, Fan YM.
OBJECTIVE: Acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning poses a significant threat to the central nervous system. It can cause brain injury and diverse neurological deficits including persistent neurological sequelae (PNS) and delayed neurological sequelae (DNS). ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain
Excessive screen time damages the brain's gray and white matter, alters cerebral cortex thickness, and impairs cognitive function according to recent brain scan research. But "everything's okay in moderation," right? The real question is, how is seven hours/day of screen-time moderate? Are kids with "regular" screen exposure damaging their brains too? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Media Neuroscience brain damage brain scan Electronic Screen Syndrome fMRI internet addiction negative effects of video games neuroimaging pet screen addiction screen-time SPECT video game addiction Source Type: news

PSMR2013 - PET-MR and SPECT-MR: Current status of Instrumentation, Applications and Developments
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipement, Volume 734, Part B, pages 115-212 (Jan-14) Edited by Hans Herzog, Alberto del Guerra, George Loudos, Jon N. Shah (Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics)
Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics - January 1, 2014 Category: Physics Source Type: news

CORE320: CTA-CTP matches SPECT for gauging cardiac disease
The accuracy of 320-detector-row coronary CT angiography (CTA) combined with (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New data show benefit of DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) in the diagnosis of patients with clinically uncertain dementia with Lewy bodies
Data presented at the XXI World Congress of Neurology in Vienna suggest that DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT imaging could add value to current diagnostic tools used by physicians to diagnose patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) by improving physician's ability to definitively diagnose the disorder and increase their confidence in so doing. DaTSCAN is GE Healthcare's radiopharmaceutical indicated for striatal dopamine transporter visualization using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) brain imaging... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Zevacor to buy 70-MeV cyclotron
PET and SPECT radiopharmaceutical firm Zevacor Molecular plans to purchase (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 26, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AUC sharpen SPECT chest-pain risk stratification in large series
Inappropriate use degrades and appropriate use sharpens the prognostic power of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in chest-pain evaluation in a community-based setting, a study finds. An editorial doesn't disagree but questions the study's broad applicability and conclusiveness. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - September 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AUC Sharpen SPECT Chest-Pain Risk Stratification in Large SeriesAUC Sharpen SPECT Chest-Pain Risk Stratification in Large Series
Inappropriate use degrades and appropriate use sharpens the prognostic power of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in chest pain evaluation in community-based setting, a study finds. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Siemens gets FDA nod for Intevo SPECT/CT
Siemens Healthcare has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens introduces the future of molecular imaging
Siemens Healthcare has launched a new platform with the potential to change how molecular imaging is performed. The Symbia Intevo™ is the world's first xSPECT system. It combines the high sensitivity of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the high specificity of CT, completely integrating the data from the two modalities, to generate high resolution and, for the first time, quantitative images[1]. The system demonstrates Siemens' innovation and competitiveness, key components of the Healthcare Sector's Agenda 2013 two-year initiative... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Report: U.S. SPECT, PET market looks promising in coming years
Powered by a number of new products and the potential of novel imaging agents (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stress CT Perfusion Matches SPECT for Myocardial IschemiaStress CT Perfusion Matches SPECT for Myocardial Ischemia
In stress testing using regadenoson, CT perfusion imaging resulted in a similar ability to detect or rule out myocardial ischemia, compared with the reference method, regadenoson stress testing and single-photon-emission CT imaging, in a phase 2 trial. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stress CT perfusion matches SPECT for detecting myocardial ischemia
Stress CT perfusion imaging using regadenoson resulted in a similar ability to detect or rule out myocardial ischemia, compared with the reference method, single-photon-emission CT imaging, in a phase 2 trial. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - July 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology 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

New Contrast Agent Enables Earlier Diagnosis in Parkinson'sNew Contrast Agent Enables Earlier Diagnosis in Parkinson's
Ioflupane I 123 with iodine used with single-photon emission computed tomography performs just as well at first visit as waiting a year to make a clinical diagnosis, researchers say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

SPECT/MR Molecular Imaging System Makes Its Debut
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2013 Annual Meeting marks the unveiling of the successful application of a new preclinical hybrid molecular imaging system - single photon emission tomography and magnetic resonance (SPECT/MR) - which has exceptional molecular imaging capabilities in terms of potential preclinical and clinical applications, technological advancement at a lower cost, and reduction of patient exposure to ionizing radiation... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

SNMMI: Exercise FDG-PET tops stress MPI in detecting ischemia
VANCOUVER - Exercise FDG-PET imaging significantly outperformed SPECT myocardial (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Protocol Limits Use Of SPECT MPI For Angina
A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis. The study, reported as an abstract¹ at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC11) May 5 to May 8 in Berlin, Germany, predicted that using exercise ECG stress testing alone in patients with high exercise capacity would have had no adverse effects on their prognosis at five years... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

When less is more: new protocol limits use of SPECT MPI
A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis.  The study predicted that using exercise ECG stress testing alone in patients with high exercise capacity would have had no adverse effects on their prognosis at five years.Read more Topics: Non-invasive imaging: Echocardiography, MR/CT, Nuclear (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - May 5, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

When less is more: New protocol limits use of SPECT MPI
(European Society of Cardiology) A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine
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Source: Springer Medicine titles - April 5, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Less Invasive Method IDs Bone Infection in Diabetic FootLess Invasive Method IDs Bone Infection in Diabetic Foot
In a small study, osteomyelitis was accurately diagnosed in 2 steps: SPECT/CT imaging with a gallium tracer, which, if positive, was followed by minimally invasive bedside bone puncture. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

DaTSCAN (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT Imaging Demonstrates Impact On The Diagnosis Of Patients With Clinically Uncertain Dementia With Lewy Bodies
New data on physician's confidence in diagnosis following use of DaTSCAN presented at 2013 American Academy of Neurology Meeting GE Healthcare today presented the results of a randomized study analyzing the effect of DaTSCAN™ (Ioflupane I 123 Injection) SPECT imaging in a group of adult patients with a diagnosis of possible dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The findings, presented at the 2013 American Academy of Neurology Meeting, reported use of DaTSCAN imaging significantly contributed to a change in diagnostic category and improved physician confidence in diagnosing these patients... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Hepatic Function Testing Prior To And During Radiation Therapy Can Assist In Treatment Planning For Liver Cancer Patients
Monitoring the hepatic function of unresectable liver cancer patients, measured by 99mTc-labeled iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) via single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) prior to and during radiation therapy, provides vital information that could guide more customized treatment plans and reduce risks of liver injury, according to research presented at the 2013 Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium. This Symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Hepatic function testing can assist in treatment planning for liver cancer patients
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Monitoring the hepatic function of unresectable liver cancer patients, measured by 99mTc-labeled iminodiacetic acid via single-photon emission computed tomography prior to and during radiation therapy, provides vital information that could guide more customized treatment plans and reduce risks of liver injury, according to research being presented at the 2013 Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium. This Symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the Radiological Society of North America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr Daniel Amen interview: the shrink who believes technology will replace the couch
No wonder controversial psychiatrist's peers think he's out of his mind, writes Sanjiv Bhattacharya. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: psychiatry depression Daniel Amen Sanjiv Bhattacharya USA anxiety Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography SPECT Source Type: news

PET/MR and SPECT/MR: New Paradigms for Combined Modalities in Molecular Imaging
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipement, Volume 702, pages 1-158 (Feb-13) Edited by Alberto Del Guerra, Hans Herzog, George Loudos (Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics)
Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics - February 1, 2013 Category: Physics Source Type: news

PET MPI with flurpiridaz F-18 tops SPECT MPI
PET myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with flurpiridaz F-18 is "safe and superior" (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MDCT falls short in finding myocardial ischemia
In a comparison of patients with ischemia detected by SPECT or PET myocardial (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2013 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SPECT-CT improves preop foot diagnosis
Research demonstrates the usefulness of radionuclide bone scans with single photon-emission computed tomography and computed tomography for the assessment of patients awaiting foot or angle surgery. (Source: MedWire News - Bone Health)
Source: MedWire News - Bone Health - January 16, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Precise Troponin Test Could Cut SPECT Use in ED (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) test correlated well with abnormal cardiac SPECT scans, potentially allowing for less use of costly imaging for emergency chest pain patients, researchers suggested. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 15, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news