August 11, 2014

Fatty meal prior to FDG PET/CT could improve coronary plaque imaging

A new protocol nuclear cardiologists could use to improve identification of coronary plaques involves decreasing F-18 FDG myocardial uptake to reveal more coronary detail in cardiac PET/CT. A high-fat meal prior to fasting seems to do the trick, according to a study published July 31 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine .  {read more here}