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Carotid artery plaque assessment requires more than one imaging modality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Full assessment of carotid artery plaques requires more than one imaging modality, say researchers from the Netherlands. “Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging allows the assessment of plaque inflammation, but...

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SPECT may have advantages over CT for diagnosing pulmonary embolism

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For diagnosing pulmonary embolism, single-photon emission CT (SPECT) lung scintigraphy is a viable alternative to CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), and it offers advantages as well, including fewer contraindications and a...

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New drug may offer better protection against respiratory syncytial virus

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An investigational drug called motavizumab may offer better protection against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) than palivizumab in high risk children, according to a report in the January issue of Pediatrics. Although...