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Diagnostic Performance of 18F-choline PET-CT in Prostate Cancer

To Evaluate the diagnostic performance of  18 F-choline PET-CT in staging prostate cancer (PC) and the use of esta Whether imaging modality changes the therapeutic decision in Patients with previously staged by conventional imaging. The secondary aim was to determine the prognostic factors associated with positive choline PET-CT findings in both detections of disseminated disease and changes in the therapeutic indication

A New Brain Imaging Study Challenges The Dominant Theoretical Model of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication disorders, altered social interactions, and sensory and behavioral abnormalities. Research in genetics and brain imaging suggests that abnormalities in the development of the brain concerning, in particular, the formation of neural networks and the functioning of synapses could be involved in the onset of ASD

Photoacoustic Imaging May Help Doctors Detect Ovarian Tumors Earlier

Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 14,000 in the US each year, ranking fifth among cancer deaths in women. A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis have found an innovative way to use sound and light, or photoacoustic, imaging to diagnose ovarian tumors, which may lead to a promising new diagnostic imaging technique to improve the current standard of care for patients with Ovarian Cancer

New Brain Imaging Research Shows That When We Expect Something to Hurt it Does

Expect a shot to hurt and it will probably, even if the needle is not really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you'll likely flinch again, even though-second time around-you should know better. That's the takeaway of a new brain imaging study published in the journal  Nature Human Behavior which found that expectations about pain intensity can become self-fulfilling prophecies. Surprisingly, those false expectation scans persist even when reality repeatedly demonstrates otherwise, the study found

Sensitive Cardiac Injury Marker Could Reduce Stress Testing

High blood levels of troponin, a protein released by injured heart muscle, can tell if someone recently experienced a heart attack. Measuring lower, but still problematic, levels of troponin can provide useful long-term information for cardiologists, research from Emory University School of Medicine reveals. The results are scheduled for publication in  Annals of Internal Medicine