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Coverage from the

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2016 Annual Meeting

June 11 - 15, 2016; San Diego, California

June 11 - 15, 2016 San Diego, California
  • SNMMI Image Symptomatic Patients With Low Coronary Calcium Patients at risk for coronary artery disease but with very low calcium scores might not be completely in the clear; further imaging could be warranted, new research suggests.
  • SNMMI Suspected Breast Cancer Recurrence Justifies Further Imaging For about one-quarter of breast cancer patients who have completed treatment, follow-up with PET/CT scans beyond the three reimbursed by CMS can lead to changes in management, new research shows.

Conference News

Popular News from SNMMI 2015

  • Cannabis Harms Brain, Imaging Shows Cannabis Harms Brain, Imaging Shows Heavy chronic cannabis use is associated with lower dopamine release in the associative striatum and the sensory motor striatum, according to an imaging study using a highly specific radiotracer.
  • Amyloid Scans Increase Treatment Rate After Inconclusive PET Amyloid Scans Increase Treatment Rate After Inconclusive PET In patients with indeterminate FDG-PET scans, early amyloid PET scans could lead to earlier treatment, and thus the preservation of cognitive function, in some patients, new research suggests.
  • New Neurochemical Changes Imaged in Parkinson's Disease New Neurochemical Changes Imaged in Parkinson's Disease Decreased expression of protein phosphodiesterase 10A seen on PET scans is linked to disease progression and severity of motor symptoms.

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