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Amyloid PET scans improve outcomes in AD patients

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Alzheimer’s disease patients with cognitive impairment or dementia who were referred for amyloid PET scans had fewer hospitalizations compared with a matched control group, according to a study published October 9 in JAMA Neurology. Each participant was matched to a control Medicare beneficiary who had not undergone amyloid PET.

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Guidelines for Use of the PSMA-PET Scan for Prostate Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

Two experts review SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) guidelines for use of PSMA PET scans in prostate cancer detection, as well as awareness about this new modality within the patient community.

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Utilizing PSMA-PET Scan to Detect Prostate Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

Experts highlight the use of PSMA PET scans as a recent and accurate imaging method for prostate cancer screening.

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PET scans may predict Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia in at-risk individuals

Medical Xpress: Radiology

In a small study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the heart may identify people who will go on to develop Parkinson's disease or Lewy body dementia among those at-risk for these diseases.

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What Does the Future Hold for Medicare Coverage of Amyloid PET Scans?

Diagnostic Imaging

Various organizations have applauded the decision by the CMS to remove National Coverage Determination (NCD) limitations to coverage for amyloid PET scans, including the limitation of Medicare or Medicaid coverage to one PET scan per a patient’s lifetime.

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Types of PSMA-PET Scans in Prostate Cancer

Diagnostic Imaging

Experts highlight gallium-based and PyL PSMA-PET scans for use in prostate cancer, commenting on approvals as well as how the agents are made.

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Study Finds Little Impact of Amyloid PET Scans on Reducing Hospitalization or ER Visits for People with Cognitive Decline

Diagnostic Imaging

In a study of over 25,000 Medicare beneficiaries with mild cognitive decline or dementia, researchers found that obtaining amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) scans resulted in no statistically significant differences upon subsequent hospitalization and emergency department visit rates at one year.