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Can PET help diagnose neurosarcoidosis?

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F-18 FDG-PET is an established approach for diagnosing inflammation based on its ability to visualize increased cellular glucose metabolism, and the researchers hypothesized that it could be useful in patients with neurosarcoidosis.

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Lymphoscintigraphy underused in the U.S. to diagnose lymphedema

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Lymphoscintigraphy (LSG) is recommended but seldom used to diagnose lymphedema in real-world settings in the U.S., according to a study published on December 14 the Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. The frequency of CT scans of the lower extremity was comparable to that of MRI studies of the lower extremity (4.1%

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PET/MRI may help diagnose fevers of unknown origin

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PET/MRI imaging shows promise in diagnosing fevers or inflammation of unknown origin and may have advantages over PET/CT, according to a study published January 3 in the European Journal of Radiology.

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Bone scans may be viable for diagnosing calciphylaxis

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Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) methyl diphosphonate (MDP) bone scans are a potentially viable noninvasive option for diagnosing calciphylaxis, according to a team at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. and Canada, which reported the sensitivity of bone scans for diagnosing calciphylaxis to be 62.5%, 89%, and 94.4%.

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Microflow imaging useful in diagnosing breast lesions

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Researchers led by Runlan Luo, MD, from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing found that this method along with high-definition microflow imaging outperforms color Doppler flow imaging in diagnosing breast lesions.

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Is Contrast-Enhanced Mammography a Viable Option for Diagnosing Invasive Lobular Carcinoma?

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Contrast-enhanced mammography had a 98 percent sensitivity rate for diagnosing invasive lobular carcinoma and provided high conspicuity for 82 percent of detected lesions, according to research presented at the recent Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference.

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FAPI-PET outperforms FDG-PET in diagnosing pancreatic cancer

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F-18 FAPI-PET/CT is superior to F-18 FDG-PET/CT for diagnosing and staging patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study published January 4 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

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