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 - Brain, neuro, carotid stenting

High-grade astrocytoma is a particularly aggressive form of glioma. Parameters of PET imaging such as the minimal time-to-peak could help clinicians narrow in on the best line of treatment for each patient, according to a study published Dec. 23 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

 - LDCT Lung Cancer Screening

A quantitative PET measurement known as total lesion glycolysis could help clinicians make informed prognoses for patients with a stage of non-small lung cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

 - Full Body Nuclear medicine

The global market for nuclear imaging technology is forecasted to reach $2.2 billion in 2020, just a 3.3 percent compound annual growth rate over the $1.83 billion noted for 2013, according to a December 2014 report by GlobalData.

 - cancer

Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma is a painful and debilitating cancer. Another PET/CT after surgery and before adjuvant therapy could improve survival for these patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

 - genes and molecules

A protein called neurofibromin and a competing pathway could be the ticket to a novel gene therapy for a rare pediatric disorder called neurofibromatosis, which is associated with autism and learning difficulties. The proposed therapy could reverse these symptoms, announced officials from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern on Monday.