New tool for an old disease: Use of PET and CT scans may help develop shorter TB treatment

New tool for an old disease: Use of PET and CT scans may help develop shorter TB treatment

thomas.johnson
Tue, 02/25/2020 – 10:41

Experts believe that tuberculosis, or TB, has been a scourge for humans for some 15,000 years, with the first medical documentation of the disease coming out of India around 1000 B.C.E. Today, the World Health Organization reports that TB is still the leading cause of death worldwide from a single infectious agent, responsible for some 1.5 million fatalities annually.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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