Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is the third most common type of thyroid cancer, making up about 3 percent of all thyroid cancer cases. Although considered very rare, this type of cancer can spread fast to other areas of the body. Both physicians and patients, therefore, stay wary of the possibility of recurrence even after successful […]
Given the slow-growing nature of prostate cancer and its lack of a high metabolic rate, PET scans are often seen as a poor imaging method for an accurate diagnosis. Back then, the lack of effective tracer drugs have hindered medical experts from using PET scans as a tool in detecting the patient’s prostate-specific antigen (PSA) […]
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is fundamentally used to diagnose illnesses ‘showing’ how the cells in the body are functioning. One of PET’s wide array of uses is in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive degenerative disorder that negatively affects the motor or movement pathways in the brain.
A PET (positron emission tomography) scan is a kind of imaging test that gives your doctor first row seats to examining your body for diseases or conditions that may otherwise not be easily visible or detectable.
When you need a PET scan, the best results are obtained by a medical center that does many scans on a weekly basis. Choose an imaging center that takes a comprehensive approach to imaging procedures. Scans use activated hydrogen atoms to provide images of the soft tissue of the body and are non-invasive. PET scans […]
Behind every illness that affects majority of the human population lies several causes that may or may not be preventable. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, however, which affects as many as 5.1 million Americans, scientists believe that a combination of lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors alter the structure of the brain. Two types of […]