Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Health officials propose new rules for PET scans

PET scans, which can be used to help determine a course of treatment for cancer patients, may soon be allowed to be used more often. Currently PET scans are covered; however, patients and doctors must enroll in a special registry. The new proposal would allow for patients to undergo one treatment without having to enroll. Breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma will, however, not be covered by this new proposal. Read more here.

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