Positron's Attrius PET Scanner Now Utilized In Alzheimer's Imaging With Amyvid Agent
CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation (OTCBB: POSC) a leading molecular imaging healthcare company is pleased to announce the use of their Attrius system at Caring Heart and Brain Imaging Inc., of Manasquan, New Jersey, which now offers Amyvid PET scans to identify the presence of plaque in the brain, which has been shown to be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
Amyvid™ (Florbetapir F-18 Injection) is indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and other causes of cognitive decline.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia—a group of brain disorders that cause progressive loss of intellectual and social skills, severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life. In Alzheimer's disease, brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function.
"Current AD medications and management strategies can temporarily improve symptoms, maximize function and maintain independence and we are pleased that our Attrius PET system could possibly help with the identification and management of this disease," stated Joseph Oliverio, Chief Technology Officer and Director of PET Clinical Programs of Positron.
Lorraine Catalano, Imaging Director of Caring Heart stated, "Alzheimer's disease can now be diagnosed several years before the onset of symptoms. Early detection can lead to innovative programs designed to treat memory loss. This alternative can make the difference between a life of constant hardship or one that is fulfilled and remains on top of its game."
Anthony Deluca, M.D., Medical Director of Caring Heart and Brain Imaging stated, "We are pleased to be the first in New Jersey to offer this service. We are also delighted with the image quality that the Attrius scanner provides."
Positron Corporation is a leading molecular imaging healthcare company vertically integrating all the segments of nuclear cardiology—providing an end-to-end solution for cardiac PET. Through proprietary PET imaging systems, radiopharmaceuticals and radioisotopes solutions, Positron enables healthcare providers to more accurately diagnose disease and improve patient outcomes, while practicing cost effective medicine. Positron's unique products, market position and approach in securing the supply chain are substantial advantages, further accelerating the adoption of cardiac PET and growth of nuclear cardiology. Positron is redefining the industry. More information about Positron is available at www.positron.com.
About Caring Heart and Brain Imaging:
Caring Heart and Brain Imaging Inc. is the first dedicated cardiac and brain PET imaging facility in the State of New Jersey, located at 2414 Highway 35N in Manasquan, NJ. Along with an expert staff dedicated to patient comfort and peace of mind, we bring over 30 years of experience: Anthony Deluca, MD and Lorraine Catalano, CNMT, have been active in the medical field as family practice specialist and nuclear medicine technologist, respectively. Dr. Deluca has developed a close referring relationship to his cardiology and neurology colleagues and Lorraine Catalano has a shared perspective as a technologist performing Nuclear Cardiology and Nuclear Brain scans for more than 15 years. Debra Schneider directs all facility procedures with expertise and compassion and our patient coordinator, Lil Hogan, always greets patients with respect and consideration. Together this team ensures that Caring Heart and Brain's commitment to patient care is maintained and fulfilled. Patients will be imaged in a warm and comfortable environment, like no other. We will take care of you like family and scan you with caring hands. www.chci.biz
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