• IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the sale of IBA Molecular (IBAM) in which IBA had a 40 percent stake, to funds advised by CapVest Partners LP (“CapVest”), has closed successfully.
  • New research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection for head and neck cancer patients. This discovery means patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells.
  • Siemens Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biograph Horizon positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system, which offers premium performance at a low total cost of ownership.
  • In October, Siemens Healthcare debuted a host of imaging systems that enable RT professionals to go further in the direction of personalized therapy.
  • Siemens’ PETNET Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare, will formulate the VPAC1 molecular biomarker 64Cu TP-3805 exclusively for clinical trials for the biopharmaceutical firm NuView Life Sciences Inc., of Park City, Utah.
Technology | Imaging | May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 — The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently announced its launch of the IAC QI Self-Asse
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Blog | Enterprise Imaging | May 18, 2016
Physicians work differently. What they do and how they do it depends on their specialty. Radiologists and cardiologists...
Blue Earth Diagnostics, U.S. headquarters, management expansion, PET imaging agent
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2016
Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company, announced it has established operations in the United...
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2016
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC is enhancing its production operations at the University of Missouri Research...
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A study using a new PET imaging agent shows that measures of tau protein in the brain more closely track cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease compared with long-studied measures of amyloid beta. More red color indicates more tau protein. The image on the left shows the average tau accumulation in the brains of cognitively normal people, averaged over many individuals. The image on the right shows the average amount of tau buildup in the brains of multiple people with mild Alzheimer's symptoms. Scanning multiple individuals shows that the intensity of tau deposits correlates with the severity of cognitive dysfunction. Image courtesy of Matthew R. Brier.

News | PET Imaging | May 12, 2016
Using a new imaging agent that binds to tau protein and makes it visible in positron emission tomography (PET) scans,...
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 — ITM (Isotopen Technologien München AG), a specialized radiopharmaceutical company, announced that the
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News | Nuclear Imaging | May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016 — MEDraysintell announced it will display its series of market reports and directories during the Societ
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News | Cardiac Imaging | May 10, 2016
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a stronger predictor of risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE)...
Gamma Medica, Be Certain education campaign, breast density, microsite, molecular breast imaging
News | Breast Density | May 09, 2016
Gamma Medica, provider of molecular breast imaging technology (MBI), announced it has launched the Be Certain campaign...
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2016
A recent study demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scans are...
Carestream, oncology workflow, PET/CT, Vue Motion
Technology | Oncology Diagnostics | May 05, 2016
Carestream now offers an oncology reading workflow for positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT)...
GE Healthcare, general purpose digital SPECT/CT, Discovery NM/CT 670 CZT, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, first U.S. install
News | SPECT-CT | May 05, 2016
Doctors and researchers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis may be able to better diagnose...

PET/MR images courtesy of GE Healthcare

Blog | Molecular Imaging | April 27, 2016
In the world of molecular imaging, PET/MR is a wild card. But it’s a wild card that’s ready to be played. Three major...
UltraSPECT, 10th anniversary, WBR technology, Wide Beam Reconstruction, FDA approval, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | April 21, 2016
UltraSPECT Inc. announced the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Wide Beam...
Mirada Medical, The Christie Hospital, England, PET-MRI, radiation therapy
News | Nuclear Imaging | April 20, 2016
Mirada Medical announced a new agreement to work with the clinicians and physicists at The Christie Hospital in...

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Blog | Molecular Imaging | April 20, 2016
It’s been a long time since radiology focused just on the detection of disease. And it will never see those days again.

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Blog | Molecular Imaging | April 13, 2016
The intersection between PET/CT and radiation therapy is widening. And it is doing so in unanticipated ways.
PET, Hodgkin lymphoma, chemotherapy, remission, U.S. trial
News | PET Imaging | April 13, 2016
Using positron emission tomography (PET) to guide chemotherapy treatment significantly increases the number of people...

Image courtesy Siemens Healthcare

Blog | PET-CT | April 06, 2016
The good news for molecular imaging is that the latest generation of PET/CT can visualize more and subtler signs of...
PET/CT scan, brain stress center, heart disease predictor, ACC.16
News | PET-CT | April 05, 2016
New research shows individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the brain also have more...
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