- PET imaging shows how organs and tissues are functioning but when used with X-rays generated from CT scans, PET scans provide a more complete picture of the area of the body being examined
- Scientists and collaborators demonstrated the utility of PET/CT imaging in monitoring antibiotic treatment effects in both TB-infected monkeys and humans
- In the second study, which solely focused on human patients with TB, investigators observed that early changes in PET/CT scans at two months into the course of treatment could more accurately predict patient outcomes at 30 months than traditional sputum cultures.
Imaging Techniques Reliably Predict Treatment Outcomes For TB Patients
12. 5. 14 by Futurism