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Interstitial lung abnormalities linked to respiratory disease risk

AuntMinnie

CT imaging shows that severe acute respiratory disease events can be caused by quantitative interstitial abnormalities (QIA) -- that is, small irregularities that don't necessarily meet diagnostic criteria for advanced pulmonary diseases but show up on CT exams over time, a study published April 30 in Radiology has reported.

Disease 111
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PET predicts adverse events in heart disease patients

AuntMinnie

PET imaging with nitrogen-13 (N-13) ammonia radiotracer can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a study published May 30 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Nonetheless, the findings are promising, they suggested. The full study is available here.

Disease 110
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COVID-19 set back Alzheimer’s disease research

AuntMinnie

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research centers saw a 77% drop in participants enrolling in clinical trials due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study conducted by epidemiologists at the University of Pittsburgh. Few recruitment approaches have been directly tested via intervention trials at Alzheimer’s disease centers, they added.

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SNMMI: Kuo discusses imaging in Pluvicto patients, new Alzheimer’s disease treatment

AuntMinnie

Kuo, who led development of imaging guidelines used to develop Lu-177 PSMA-617 ( Pluvicto , Novartis), noted that the theranostics treatment is approved for use in advanced stages of the disease, but that trials are underway to test it in patients at earlier stages. “We last year for Alzheimer's disease.

Disease 105
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CEUS adds to locoregional therapy for liver disease

AuntMinnie

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can improve locoregional therapy for treating metastatic disease of the liver, according to early study results presented April 10 at UltraCon. Furthermore, metastatic disease to the liver is common in this area due to hepatic dual blood supply. It consists of about 10% of primary liver cancers.

Disease 111
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Brainet and SimonMed Partner to Advance Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases Using AI and Advanced Imaging Techniques

Imaging Technology

Integrating AI with our advanced imaging techniques will allow us to detect subtle changes in brain activity indicative of neurodegenerative diseases at their nascent stage.

Disease 115
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Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound in Intracranial Diseases

Imaging Technology

Food and Drug Administration has approved this technology for the treatment of essential tremor and Parkinson's disease, and its indications are expanding to include various intracranial diseases. High-intensity FUS is a safe and effective treatment for various intracranial diseases.

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