Carmela Nappi Wins SNMMI Young Investigator Award

06/29/2018


Dr. Nappi with her award

Congratulations to Dr. Carmela Nappi for her Young Investigator Award. Dr. Nappi presented her work at the Cardiovascular Council Young Investigator Award Symposium at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2018 Annual meeting in Philadelphia, and won the second place.

Her study highlights the role of 18F-FDG PET-MR imaging in the early detection of cardiac involvement in AFD patients allowing to identify different stages of disease progression. Myocardial inflammation with pseudo-normalization of abnormal T1 mapping values, associated with abnormal COV values, may represent an intermediate stage before the development of myocardial fibrosis.

MR and FDG-PET images on short-axis veiw of a patient with AFD. (A) high T1 values and (B) abnormal COV in the mid-lateral wall of the left ventricle

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