Navigation Links
Imaging Healthcare Specialists Among the First in the Nation to Offer Imaging Diagnosis for Alzheimer's Disease
Date:7/11/2012

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 6, 2012, Imaging Healthcare Specialists became the first imaging center in San Diego County and among the first in the nation to offer patients PET brain imaging with Amyvid™, the radioactive agent which can detect the presence or absence of amyloid plaques in the brain as part of a diagnostic evaluation to determine if a patient has the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Amyvid was FDA approved in April 2012 and released to select imaging centers across the United States by Eli Lilly on June 1, 2012.  In accordance with FDA guidelines, Imaging Healthcare Specialists will use the scan only in people who already have cognitive decline and in conjunction with traditional clinical evaluation.

In this new procedure, patients are injected with a short-acting radioactive agent called florbetapir (Amyvid), which binds to amyloid plaques in the brain that are the hallmark of AD.  The patient is then scanned with positron emission tomography (PET) which can detect the presence or absence of amyloid plaque.

According to Mark Schechter, MD, a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and Medical Director of PET Imaging at Imaging Healthcare Specialists, the release of Amyvid for use in patients is a major advance in diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease.

"Until now, the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease has been made clinically," said Dr. Schechter, "and could only be confirmed at autopsy."  He added, "This test is a diagnostic adjunct to other clinical evaluation methods, such as physical examination, laboratory evaluation, and neuropsychiatric/cognitive testing, and should only be used to confirm an AD diagnosis in the cognitively impaired patient.  Although this test cannot detect very low levels of amyloid plaque, a negative test means that the cognitive impairment is likely due to some cause other than AD."

This news comes following the May announcement by Health a
'/>"/>

SOURCE Imaging Healthcare Specialists
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Novelos Therapeutics Announces Successful Completion of First Cohort In Lung Cancer Trial With I-124-CLR1404 (LIGHT) Cancer-Targeted PET Imaging Agent at UW Carbone Cancer Center
2. ProUroCare Medical Receives FDA Clearance for ProUroScan Elasticity Imaging System
3. U.S. Patent Office Issues Sixth Patent Covering Zero-Footprint Medical Image Viewers to Heart Imaging Technologies, LLC
4. Boston Scientific and Philips Healthcare Announce Collaboration to Enhance Imaging Equipment Offering
5. Real Time Medical to Feature Diagnostic Imaging Software @ Innovation Showcase at e-Health 2012
6. ClearCanvas Partners With DPR to Offer CaseReader™, an Integrated Technology Structured Reporting Solution for Medical Imaging Professionals
7. Philips demonstrates innovations in nuclear medicine imaging with a comprehensive portfolio of NM applications for IntelliSpace Portal
8. Global Market for Medical Imaging Equipment to Reach $25.3 Billion as Retiring Boomers and Emerging Markets Demand Better Healthcare
9. IMD Adds Substantial Imaging Contracts
10. ICON Medical Imaging Selects AG Mednet to Give Clinical Trial Sponsors Zero-Delay Efficiency and Faster Decision-Making Results
11. Derry Medical and Derry Imaging Select Calypso for Website Redesign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 22, ... 11:00 a.m. EDTLOCATION: Online, complimentary registration available ... Group Team Leader Archana Vidyasekar and Visionary ... VargheseBrain-controlled computers, WiFi-like wireless electricity, self-assembling materials, ... top ten technologies which will transform our ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... IAP310 study have been published in Regional ... journal with broad, multidisciplinary readership. IAP310 was a ... and efficacy of Zalviso, also referred to as ... treatment of post-operative pain in patients following open ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and SHANGHAI ... Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI ) and WuXi ... announced a collaboration to offer Foundation Medicine,s comprehensive genomic ... China . Under the ... enable WuXi to perform the laboratory component of Foundation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4AcelRx Announces Publication of Zalviso Phase 3 Abdominal Trial Results 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 3Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 4Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 5
... Inc. (Inspiration) announced today that the European Commission has ... of hemophilia.  Expected to enter pivotal clinical trials before ... treat individuals with hemophilia who have developed inhibitors against ... trigger a 10-year market exclusivity for OBI-1 in the ...
... DIEGO, Oct. 19 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious disease and cancer, ... the Aethlon Medical board of directors. ... ) Mr. Kenley has 33 years of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals' OBI-1 Receives Orphan Drug Designation in Europe 2Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals' OBI-1 Receives Orphan Drug Designation in Europe 3Aethlon Medical Announces Appointment of Rod Kenley to Its Board of Directors 2Aethlon Medical Announces Appointment of Rod Kenley to Its Board of Directors 3Aethlon Medical Announces Appointment of Rod Kenley to Its Board of Directors 4Aethlon Medical Announces Appointment of Rod Kenley to Its Board of Directors 5
(Date:10/22/2014)... Best Cheap Hosting USA is among the ... has recently announced that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) is ... around the world. , “iPower is one of the ... providing various kinds of useful products for new and ... excellent customer service and a number of features which ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Richard Carlson, Managing Partner of Blue ... over 25 years experience. Mr. Carlson is a ... related to EDI, B2B Commerce, RFID and Internet/Intranet technology. ... Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine and a Gerson ... is a management and technology consulting firm focused solely ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter , ... young adult men may lead to increased blood pressure, according ... a similar rise in blood pressure for young adult women ... young adult women drank lightly or moderately, their risk of ... "This finding parallels studies in older adult men and ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 The newly updated Worldwide ... of thousands of facts, figures and forecasts on the ... medical sector forecast categories the Worldwide Medical Market ... and national views on the worldwide medical market to ... report gives you data for 2010-2019, covering each country ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Women’s health specialist, Dr. Amber Murphy, ... of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio Clinical Associates, ... than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. Murphy will provide a ... of a women’s life. She is accepting new patients ... and Dublin. , Dr. Murphy offers a wide variety ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3
... ... Announced That It Has Been Selected As A 2010 Emerging Technology Vendor By CRN Magazine. ... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July ... announced that it has been selected as a 2010 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN Magazine. ...
... , ... Association HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP) welcomes esteemed psychiatrist Dr. Lyubov Gorelik into the pages thier ... representing New York State as a leader in psychiatry, and will be featured alongside ... ...
... ... Oxford House , ... 3, 2010 -- “Oxford House is a true blessing for those who really want recovery.” This ... Today, author Joe Chavez shares their stories in I Second The Motion: Learning to Live Sober, ...
... Featuring over 200 ... need of a mobility solution for their home. Customers will benefit from exclusive catalog pricing ... ... retailer of more than 10,000 medical and mobility products, announced the publication of its 2010 ...
... Anthony Booth, a ... the aisle thanks to Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds based prosthetics specialists RSLSteeper. A ... new limbs. , ... 6, 2010 -- Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and RSLSteeper team up to help Paralympian walk ...
... (WASHINGTON, July 1, 2010) Older patients with Hodgkin ... high risk of hospitalization for cardiac complications after completing treatment, ... the journal of the American Society of Hematology. HL is ... and approximately 8,500 people were diagnosed with the disease in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Neuxpower Selected as 2010 Emerging Technology Vendor by CRN Magazine 2Health News:Renowned Psychiatrist, Lyubov Y Gorelik, M.D., is selected to represent New York in The Leading Physicians of the World 2Health News:Oxford House: Where Stories of Recovery Are Born 2Health News:US Medical Supplies Publishes 2010 Catalog 2Health News:Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and RSLSteeper Team Up to Help Paralympian Walk His Sister Down the Aisle 2Health News:Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and RSLSteeper Team Up to Help Paralympian Walk His Sister Down the Aisle 3Health News:Lymphoma patients with cardiovascular disease have increased risk of cardiac hospitalization 2
... The FR-120F, Fujinon's new fiberoptic Naso-Pharyngo-Laryngoscope ... and patient comfort. The latest in ... an increased light guide, and a wide ... very impressive 3.3mm distal tip diameter. ...
... Medical's Articulating Tip Laryngoscopes are ... the Industry. The articulating tip ... providing an improved view of ... Fiber Optic styles. We guarantee ...
CCR Medical fiberoptic green system laryngoscope handles., ,OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, AND PRICING MAKE OUR FIBEROPTIC SELECTION MOST ECONOMICAL....
CCR Medical conventional laryngoscopes....
Medicine Products: