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Image of the Year announced by Society of Nuclear Medicine

Los Angeles, June 17, 2002 An image representing the value of PET as a screening tool, and a basic science image of mouse research that demonstrates the potential to measure gene therapy using SPECT have been selected as the Images of the Year by the Society of Nuclear Medicine. The images were announced at a press briefing on Monday, June 17. Images and captions can be viewed at the Society of Nuclear Medicine web site: http://www.snm.org/am/news_am02_ioty.html

The human image represented an individual who had dermatomyositis a skin disease often associated with undiagnosed cancer. One-third of the cases of dermatomyositis occurring in older individuals are associated with an undiagnosed or a known underlying cancer. The patient in the Image of the Year received a whole body FDG PET scan even though he had no symptoms of cancer. The FDG-PET revealed a very active lesion in the lung, representing a lung cancer.

According to Dr. Peter Conti, who introduced the image at the Society of Nuclear Medicine briefing, it demonstrated the type of situation in which a screening PET might be appropriatesince PET is so valuable in the diagnosis of cancer.

The basic science Image of the Year showed a mouse who had a dopamine transporter gene introduced in one leg, and a control agent in another. The researchers were able to image the introduced gene using a high resolution SPECT camera and a radiotracer designed to bind to the dopamine transporter protein. Alternations in dopamine are known to play a role in Parkinson's disease.


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Contact: Karen Lubieniecki
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Society of Nuclear Medicine
19-Jun-2002


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