Today: 16.Dec.2017

Leonne Prompers, Medical manager, nuclear medicine Physician bij Zuyderland: EANM Brochure - Principles and Practice of PET/CT, Part 2 A Technologist's Guide with 41 contributing authors. Principles of PET radiochemistry. Clinical applications of PET/CT in oncology. Clinical applications of PET/CT in infection and inflammation. Clinical applications of PET/CT in cardiology. Clinical applications of PET/CT in neurology.

European Association of Nuclear Medicine: Many people associate the term, nuclear medicine, with dangerous radiation. These concerns are unfounded. While it is true that radioactive substances are used, the exposure doses to the patient are so low according to the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) that they do not call into question the benefits of the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of nuclear medicine.

European Association of Nuclear Medicine: Heart catheterizations for assessing coronary heart disease are often unnecessary and can be replaced with functional cardiac imaging techniques. This is the result of a large-scale study recently conducted in the UK. “Functional cardiac imaging is less risky and less costly while providing accurate and reliable results. It is a good diagnostic starting point that should serve as gatekeeper for angiography.

European Association of Nuclear Medicine: Prostate cancer patients who are resistant to hormone treatment used to have a poor prognosis. Until recently, the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities had been limited, but now innovative developments in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy open up promising pathways. Novel substances used with PET/CT (positron-emission tomography combined with computed tomography) not only allow for better diagnosis but also offer treatment options where other therapies have failed.