February 13, 2013

PET technique visualizes amyloid deposits in heart

A Molecular Imaging, February 10, 2013 post reports on PET with 11C-PIB provides a noninvasive method for visualizing amyloid deposits in the heart, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine . The researchers suggest that 11C-PIB eventually may be used in the clinical setting as both a diagnostic tool and a treatment follow-up method.