Navigation Links
PET Scans Found To Reveal Hidden Cancers

New research shows positron emission tomography scans not only detect known abnormalities in cancer patients but // may also identify new, unrelated cancers.

Researchers evaluated 1,750 PET scans of patients with known or suspected cancers to determine if the scans also identify unexpected abnormalities. They identified 58 abnormalities in 53 patients. Forty-five of these abnormalities were further evaluated with additional technology, and 42 of them were biopsied.

Results show about 70 percent of the biopsied abnormalities were cancerous tumors unrelated to the primary tumor already under study. Researchers say 92 percent of the patients with these secondary cancers reported no symptoms. Researchers say the unexpected abnormalities they followed up on were significant. Typically, these cancers were not symptomatic and were unrelated to the primary cancer for which the scan was performed.

Researchers say follow-up is important when PET scans reveal new findings. Researchers also say that if they had not pursued the abnormalities disclosed by PET, these patients would only have been treated for their known cancer while another malignancy remained undiagnosed.

PET scans identify areas of abnormal chemical and metabolic action. According to specialists, unexpected cancers are identified by PET technology because it scans the entire body. Researchers however say that PET scans identify certain cancers but do not detect all cancers.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimers Disease
2. CT Scans Found To Increase The Risk Of Cancer
3. CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers
4. CT Scans Found To Do More Harm Than Good
5. Radiologists Find New CT Scans Useful
6. Consultant Radiologist, Apologized For Misreporting Breast Cancer Scans
7. PET Scans Could Predict Treatment Outcomes In Cancer
8. PET Scans Help In Monitoring Progress of Lung Inflammation
9. Research Scans Explain Why People Crave For Food
10. Hidden Mysteries Of The Universe - US Telescope Scans
11. MRI Scans in Premature Infants Can Predict Future Developmental Delays
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has released a ... books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints a picture of ... have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says that is because ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... provider of DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by ... (EATS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The ... identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. ... great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to ... and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 ... single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory ... Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância ... first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED ... optimal access, illumination and exposure of a tissue ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: