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February 5, 2013
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News for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging professionals
 
The news summaries appearing in SNMMI SmartBrief are based on original information from multiple internet sources and are produced by SmartBrief, Inc., an independent e-mail newsletter publisher. The items below are not selected or reviewed by SNMMI prior to publication. Questions and comments may be directed to SmartBrief at snmmi@smartbrief.com.

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  • Study: PET/CT with 11C-PIB may identify cardiac amyloidosis
    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. Diagnostic Imaging (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Trial to test Lymphoseek in patients with colorectal cancer
    Navidea Biopharmaceuticals has formed a partnership with Maimonides Medical Center in New York that will focus on an open-label clinical trial involving Lymphoseek, a radiopharmaceutical designed to stage cancers by pinpointing the lymph nodes that drain from a primary tumor. The trial will test the agent in patients with colorectal cancer and is set to start in the first half of the year. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  News from the Field 
 
  • Clinicians see more value in the term "precision medicine"
    Some clinicians and biomedical researchers have taken to using the term "precision medicine" instead of the more frequently used "personalized medicine" to describe treatment based on a patient's genetic profile. Proponents, including the National Research Council, say "personalized" implies the creation of unique drugs or devices to treat a single person, whereas "precision" implies targeted treatment based on the biology or prognosis of a subpopulation's disease. Clinicians are integral to the success of personalized medicine, and if they prefer "precision," a vocabulary change is a small price to pay, writes Luke Timmerman. Xconomy (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
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  Health Policy 
  • HHS: Cutting outdated Medicare rules could save $676M yearly
    HHS proposed eliminating some outdated Medicare regulations to save health care providers and hospitals about $3.4 billion in five years, or $676 million a year. "By eliminating outdated or overly burdensome requirements, hospitals and health care professionals can focus on treating patients," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. Reuters (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SNMMI's 2013 Annual Meeting: Essential by design
    With more than 100 CE sessions available, the latest research across all modalities, presentations from leading experts, countless networking opportunities and one of the largest exhibit halls in the profession, the SNMMI Annual Meeting is your one stop for learning and networking. Register today and be part of the premier educational and scientific event in nuclear and molecular imaging. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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