Feet first: Molecular imaging helps diagnose diabetic foot infection

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 15:43 in Health & Medicine

A study presented at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting shows that using multiple imaging agents with a hybrid imaging technique can be a valuable tool for accurately diagnosing and determining treatment for a variety of diabetes-associated foot diseases. A common complication from Type 2 diabetes is the decreased ability to heal from even the most minor infections. Due to reduced blood circulation and nerve damage associated with the disease, infections of the feet are a major concern.

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