Study: PET/CT with 11C-PIB may identify cardiac amyloidosis

02/4/2013 | Diagnostic Imaging

PET/CT imaging with 11C-PIB detected amyloid accumulation in patients with cardiac amyloidosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers also employed 11C-acetate to determine myocardial blood flow. "This study emphasizes the strength of molecular imaging for detecting an underlying and significant molecular aberration in a disease that presents with unspecific symptoms and signs," said lead researcher Gunnar Antoni from the PET Centre at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden.

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