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Amyloid Imaging Shows Promise for Detecting Cardiac Amyloidosis, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine Reveals


2/5/2013 8:04:18 AM

While amyloid imaging may now be most associated with detecting plaques in the brain, it has the potential to change the way cardiac amyloidosis is diagnosed. According to first-of-its-kind research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) with 11C-PIB can positively visualize amyloid deposits in the heart. Currently there is no noninvasive test available for specific diagnosis.

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