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FDA Approves Netspot (gallium Ga 68 dotatate) Imaging Agent to Detect Rare Neuroendocrine Tumors

Posted 16 Jun 2016 by

June 1, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Netspot, the first kit for the preparation of gallium Ga 68 dotatate injection, a radioactive diagnostic agent for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. This radioactive probe will help locate tumors in adult and pediatric patients with the rare condition, somatostatin receptor positive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). NETs ...

FDA Approves Axumin (fluciclovine F 18) Diagnostic Imaging Agent to Detect Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Posted 1 Jun 2016 by

May 27, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Axumin, a radioactive diagnostic agent for injection. Axumin is indicated for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in men with suspected prostate cancer recurrence based on elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels following prior treatment. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in U.S. ...

FDA Approves Neuraceq (florbetaben F18 injection) for PET Imaging of Beta-Amyloid Plaques

Posted 20 Mar 2014 by

Berlin/Boston, March 20, 2014‒ Piramal Imaging today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Neuraceq. This approval comes only four weeks after receiving marketing authorization for Neuraceq from the European Commission. Neuraceq is indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult p ...

Brain-Imaging Drug Vizamyl Approved for Alzheimer's Detection

Posted 11 Nov 2013 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 25 – Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18 injection) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to screen adults for signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Dementia – characterized by deteriorating memory, judgment, language and motor skills – has been associated with brain accumulation ...

Newly Approved Imaging Agent Choline C 11 Helps Find Prostate Cancer

Posted 12 Sep 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 – Choline C 11, an imaging agent used for positron emission tomography (PET) testing, has been approved to help detect recurring prostate cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday in a news release. The injected substance helps produce an image that allows doctors to identify tissues to test for the disease, the agency said. It warned that PET testing was ...

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