PET-CT

  • An emerging molecular imaging technique may provide a way to break the perpetual cycle of abuse of alcoholism. It could signal patients’ heightened risk and lead to targeted drug treatments that reduce the compulsion to drink, said researchers presenting at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of...
  • 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.
  • December 28, 2015 — Toshiba announced Dec. 21 it is considering selling off its healthcare division as part of its restructuring plans in the aftermath of its falsified financial reporting scandal from earlier this year. 
  • In October, Siemens Healthcare debuted a host of imaging systems that enable RT professionals to go further in the direction of personalized therapy.
PET, PET imaging, PET-CT, FDG PET, PET cancer assessment, nuclear imaging, molecular imaging

A PET-CT head and neck cancer scan showing various image reconstructions. The top left image is the separate CT scan showing the anatomy. The top right scan shows the fused PET and CT scans with false color added to help interpret the image. The bottom left scan is an initial FDG PET image showing tracer hot spots in the neck and a lymph node in the right jaw due to cancer. The right bottom image is a delayed enhancement scan showing tracer uptake over time, with normal hot spots in the bladder, kidneys, testicles and brain, which normally have higher metabolic activity. The low-grade gray shading of the anatomy is due to the normal cellular metabolism uptake of the FDG throughout the body. 

Feature | PET Imaging | July 26, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enabl
imaging

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Blog | Imaging | July 20, 2016
Making healthcare more objective and precise promises to increase efficiency and reduce costs — the key ingredients of...
personalized medicine
Feature | Imaging | July 06, 2016 | Greg Freiherr
Mammography may be the most recognizable — and singularly effective — type of personalized medicine, benefitting from...
PET-CT, advanced cancer, lean body mass, LBM, SNMMI 2016 study
News | Oncology Diagnostics | June 23, 2016
Cancer patients often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass (LBM). Neglecting to account for...
prostate cancer, biopsy, PET-CT, Ga-68 PSMA, SNMMI 2016 study, Wolfgang Fendler
News | PET-CT | June 20, 2016
Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men, second only to skin cancer. With surgical removal at the frontline of...
News | Prostate Cancer | June 17, 2016
Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ill., is now offering C-11 choline positron emission tomography (PET)/computed...
Philips, SNMMI 2016, Vereos digital PET/CT, time-of-flight, IntelliSpace 8.0, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 14, 2016
Philips announced it would be showcasing a variety of nuclear imaging solutions at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and...
PET-CT study, alcoholic brain, SNMMI 2016, mGluR5 receptor

Decreased mGluR5 availability in the brain of alcohol dependent individuals compared to healthy subjects. Image courtesy of Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imagine UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

News | PET-CT | June 13, 2016
An emerging molecular imaging technique may provide a way to break the perpetual cycle of abuse of alcoholism. It could...
NaF-PET/CT, sodium fluoride, advanced prostate cancer, metastases, pilot study
News | PET-CT | June 07, 2016
A recent pilot study reported in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18...
PET, PET imaging, PET-CT, FDG PET, PET cancer assessment

A PET-CT head and neck cancer scan showing various image reconstructions. The top left image is the separate CT scan showing the anatomy. The top right scan shows the fused PET and CT scans with false color added to help interpret the image. The bottom left scan is an initial FDG PET image showing tracer hot spots in the neck and a lymph node in the right jaw due to cancer. The right bottom image is a delayed enhancement scan showing tracer uptake over time, with normal hot spots in the bladder, kidneys, testicles and brain, which normally have higher metabolic activity. The low-grade gray shading of the anatomy is due to the normal cellular metabolism uptake of the FDG throughout the body. 

Feature | PET Imaging | June 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enabl
screening, imaging

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Blog | Imaging | June 01, 2016
Cancer screening is the only circumstance in which apparently healthy people subject themselves purposely to an agent...
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)...

Early detection of cancer lesions with the latest generation of PET/CT scanners supports improved patient management. Yet much of PET’s potential, particularly for following patients and as a component in PET/MR, remains unrealized. (Image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Feature | Imaging | April 29, 2016 | Greg Freiherr
Adopting medical technology because it is new or novel lost its luster a long time ago. It is little wonder then that...

Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare

Feature | Imaging | April 29, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis
The last 12 months have seen significant growth in the positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)...

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...

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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.

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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