PET-CT Helps Diagnose Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Combined FDG PET-CT can help uncover secondary sites of cardiac sarcoidosis (CS), according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Researchers from the University of Illinois in Chicago and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston performed a retrospective study to investigate the relationship between cardiac and extra-thoracic sarcoid findings on FDG PET-CT using a 72-hour pretest high-fat, high-protein, and very low-carbohydrate (HFHPVLC) diet. Read more.

A neurobiological mechanism linking transportation noise to cardiovascular disease in humans


Chronic noise exposure associates with increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, the role of confounders and the underlying mechanism remain incompletely defined. The amygdala, a limbic centre involved in stress perception, participates in the response to noise. Higher amygdalar metabolic activity (AmygA) associates with increased CVD risk through a mechanism involving heightened arterial inflammation (ArtI). Accordingly, in this retrospective study, we tested whether greater noise exposure associates with higher: (i) AmygA, (ii) ArtI, and (iii) risk for major adverse cardiovascular disease events (MACE). Read more.

Radioisotope couple for tumor diagnosis and therapy

Researchers at Kanazawa University report a promising combination of radioisotope-carrying molecules for use in radiotheranostics—a diagnosis and treatment approach based on the combination of medical imaging and internal radiation therapy with radioactive elements. Read more.

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