Tag: PET

Electronic Cigarette and JUUL Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults 1. The use of electronic cigarettes is highly prevalent among adolescents and young adults through the advent of JUUL, which has unique implications for this young and susceptible age group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Adverse effects of nicotine on overall health,...
1. In patients with negative PET scans after 3 cycles of chemotherapy, 3-year progression free survival was slightly better among those who received radiotherapy than among those who received no further treatment, though prognosis was excellent in both groups. 2. Overall survival at 3 years was equivalent between the two...
1. New guidelines from the 11th and 12th International Conferences on Malignant Lymphoma emphasize the use of FDG-PET scans in staging of most lymphomas.  2. The use of bone marrow biopsies and routine chest x-rays are no longer recommended for lymphoma staging. Statement Rundown: Though first published in 1999, universal guidelines...
1. The combination of positron-emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MR) was shown to be equivalent to the combination of PET and computed tomography (PET/CT) for whole-body cancer staging and restaging. 2. PET/MR may be more sensitive for distant metastases than PET/CT while being more susceptible to imaging artifacts...
Image: PD  1. ¹⁸F-FDG PET reliably predicted which vegetative patients had the potential to regain consciousness.  2. ¹⁸F-FDG PET had high sensitivity and agreement with clinical behavioral assessments in detecting the degree of consciousness in patients compared to fMRI.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Disorders of consciousness are characterized into various...
Image: PD 1. Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI with ferumoxytol had comparable sensitivity and specificity to 18FDG-PET/CT scans in pediatric lymphoproliferative disorder and malignant sarcoma staging.  2. The use of IV ferumoxytol as contrast agent was not associated with significant adverse events.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: 18FDG-PET/CT...
Image: PD  1. Amyloid plaques, similar to those found in Alzheimer’s disease were found in traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims.  2. PET scans accurately identified amyloid deposition and may help further investigate the sequelae TBI.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: Amyloid plaque deposition, similar to that observed in Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...