Molecular Imaging

Nuclear imaging, also called molecular imaging, includes positron emission computed tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. This section includes radiopharmaceuticals and tracers, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, and PET-MRI. Molecular imaging includes the field of nuclear medicine, which uses very small amounts of radioactive materials, or radiopharmaceuticals, to diagnose and treat disease.

A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse

Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019
June 7, 2019 — The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best...
BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019
June 5, 2019 – BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel...
RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform
News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019
May 31, 2019 — RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters...
Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI

Image courtesy of MR Solutions.

News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019 — Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron oxide...
New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 — Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b...
Blue Earth Diagnostics Expands Access to Axumin in Europe
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 — Blue Earth Diagnostics announced expanded access to the Axumin (fluciclovine (18F))...
Shine Medical Technologies Breaks Ground on U.S. Medical Isotope Production Facility

Image courtesy of Amen Clinics

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 10, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
May 10, 2019 — Shine Medical Technologies Inc. broke ground on their first...
The first image of a black hole in space compared to a cardiac nuclear perfusion exam, showing the black hole of the left ventricle.

The first image of a black hole in space compared to a cardiac nuclear perfusion exam, showing the black hole of the left ventricle. Both the black hole and the cardiac scan show signs of a ischemic perfusion defect. 

Blog | Nuclear Imaging | May 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not know ...
NIH Study of Brain Energy Patterns Provides New Insights into Alcohol Effects

NIH scientists present a new method for combining measures of brain activity (left) and glucose consumption (right) to study regional specialization and to better understand the effects of alcohol on the human brain. Image courtesy of Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Ph.D., of NIAAA.

News | Neuro Imaging | March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 — Assessing the patterns of energy use and neuronal activity simultaneously in the human brain improves...
Improving Molecular Imaging Using a Deep Learning Approach
News | Nuclear Imaging | March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019  — Generating comprehensive...
Researchers Create New Method for Developing Cancer Imaging Isotopes

Prototype fluidic system for zirconium-89 purification. Image taken through a hot cell window at the Department of Radiology, University of Washington. Image courtesy of Matthew O’Hara, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019 — A team of researchers at the University of Washington announced they developed a new automated system...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Biograph Vision PET/CT
News | PET-CT | March 06, 2019
March 5, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers’ new Biograph Vision...
Sponsored Content | News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019
Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and...
ImaginAb Enrolls First Patient in Phase II PET Agent Clinical Trial
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | January 30, 2019
January 30, 2019 - ImaginAb Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patient in the Phase II...
FDA Clears United Imaging Healthcare uExplorer Total-Body Scanner
Technology | PET-CT | January 23, 2019
January 23, 2019 — United Imaging Healthcare (United Imaging) announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)...
MIM Software Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | January 16, 2019
January 16, 2019 — MIM Software Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018
This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 ...