Making the case for precision: PET for atherosclerosis

March 9, 2015

FDG PET imaging of inflammation has proven to be very useful when evaluating atherosclerosis, but researchers have not yet come to a consensus about the proper protocol for this up-and-coming molecular imaging technique.

Pauline Huet, PhD, from the Paris Sud University, Orsay, France, and a team of researchers have taken one step closer to standardizing the method. The key, according to a meta-analysis of 49 previous studies published Feb. 28 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine , is using PET systems that provide superior spatial resolution and advanced partial volume corrections, and reporting every last detail in order to maximize the usefulness of the research.

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