Medscape Conference Coverage, based on selected sessions at the:

Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) 2008 Annual Meeting

June 14 - 18, 2008; New Orleans, Louisiana

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Conference News

  • Estrogen May Be Neuroprotective After All CME

    Positron emission tomographic scans show benefit in continuing estrogen long term in postmenopausal women at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
    Medscape Medical News, June 18, 2008
  • PET Plays a Role in Radioimmunotherapy for NHL

    FDG-PET has been shown to be a valuable tool for selecting candidates for treatment with yttrium 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan in some patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have relapsed on standard chemotherapy.
    Medscape Medical News, June 18, 2008
  • PET/CT Changes Management in One Third of Recurrent Breast Cancer Patients CME

    Two studies found that positron-emission tomography/computed tomography may detect local or distant recurrence of breast cancer effectively that may influence prognostic restaging of breast cancer.
    Medscape Medical News, June 17, 2008
  • Rapid SPECT Cuts Cardiac Imaging Time in Half

    A new means of performing gated SPECT myocardial perfusion produces data in half the usual acquisition time, with no sacrifice in image quality.
    Medscape Medical News, June 17, 2008
  • Progression of Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Molecular imagining might help clinicians monitor the progression of mild cognitive impairment and predict who is at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
    Medscape Medical News, June 17, 2008
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