HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
SNM issues first procedure guideline for imaging cancer in adults and children with PET/CT

Reston, Va.--The first procedure guideline for using positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) to image tumors in adults and children has been developed by SNM and will be published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

This landmark document, "Procedure Guideline for Tumor Imaging With 18F-FDG PET/CT 1.0," will assist molecular and nuclear imaging physicians and technologists "in recommending, performing, integrating and reporting the results of PET/CT imaging with the radiopharmaceutical 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose or FDG--all to the benefit of current and future patients," said SNM President Peter S. Conti, professor of radiology, clinical pharmacy and biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. "PET/CT will lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases by providing more useful physiological and biochemical information than is available today and advancing research into molecular imaging," added Conti, who as SNM president represents more than 16,000 physician, technologist and scientist members. "It is critical for health care professionals to follow standardized PET/CT guidelines; it is key in providing consistent and quality patient care," said the director of the PET Imaging Science Center at USC's Keck School of Medicine.

"This 11-page document is an educational tool, identifying those elements that are most important in obtaining high-quality PET/CT images and interpretation," explained Dominique Delbeke, lead author of the article and the director of nuclear medicine and the PET Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. This guideline, approved by the society's board of directors Feb. 11 at its Mid-Winter Educational Symposium in Tempe, Ariz., covers patient preparation, image acquisition, interpretation criteria and quality control. "The article stresses the importance of establishing qualifications for ph
'"/>

Contact: Maryann Verrillo
mverrillo@snm.org
703-708-9000
Society of Nuclear Medicine
12-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. News conference on plant diseases and issues important to California
2. Plant diseases and issues that are of importance to Californias economy and agriculture
3. Military bases can benefit by addressing sprawl issues and biodiversity
4. UN issues analysis of global investors sustainable energy gold rush
5. Vets seeing more horses with nutritional issues this year
6. Understanding occupational safety and health issues of nanotechnology
7. HIV treatments improve health, but nutritional issues remain
8. ICON issues review of nanotechnology practices
9. Sugar metabolism tracked in living plant tissues, in real time
10. Scientific issues associated with carbon-neutral energy sources such as cellulosic ethanol
11. Mapping system tells skin cells whether to become scalp, palm tissues, Stanford study finds

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 06, 2020 , ... Alucio™, a fast-growing ... that Eric Chen and Jessica Wong have joined the company’s leadership team as ... , Eric Chen heads development efforts for Alucio’s flagship product, Beacon, an innovative ...
(Date:8/5/2020)... ... August 05, 2020 , ... Regenative Labs has received approval from the ... ProText™, making them the first Wharton’s jelly allografts to be assigned a Q code ... solutions are the first Wharton’s jelly allograft product to be recognized as a 361 ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2020 ... ... Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract awarded by the Joint Science & ... goal of this project is to develop, optimize, and scale-up a highly efficient ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... , ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... solid-state radar transmitter systems that can be configured to drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, ... that can drive one or two switches in a push-pull configuration; yielding fast ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... N.J (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2020 , ... ... company, and Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and ... today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership whereby Catalent will ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... The ... centers in 16 countries, has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. Introduced ... use at top universities including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of ...
(Date:7/22/2020)... ... ... Join experts from Reed Tech , Gary Saner, Sr. Manager, Information Solutions Life ... webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK). , The ... medical devices, the NMPA has departments dealing with medical device registration (pre-market approvals) and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: