PET-CT

  • GE Healthcare recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Discovery MI digital positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) system and shared a series of first clinical images. Built with technology allowing significantly better small lesion...

  • 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...

  • 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. 

Medic Vision, 2016 growth, RSNA, dose management, reporting, SafeCT
News | Radiation Dose Management | November 10, 2016

Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd. announced recently that the company has tripled its growth. Fueled by compliance...

PET/CT, atherosclerotic plaque detection, Stanford University

Application of dual-modality optical and PET/CT activity-based probe in experimental carotid inflammation model. Coronal noninvasive PET/CT scans of (A) healthy and (B) diseased mice with and without ligated carotid arteries respectively. Inset images show optical ex vivo florescence imagining of (A) healthy and (B) diseased carotid arteries.  PET/CT and optical images courtesy of Xiaowei Ma, Toshinobu Saito and Nimali Withana.

News | PET-CT | November 01, 2016

Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical and positron...

Philips, RSNA 2016, IQon spectral CT

IQon Spectral CT image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

News | Information Technology | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — Philips announced that it will be displaying a variety of solutions aimed at increasing...

radiology

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Blog | Imaging | October 12, 2016

We know where imaging has been.

We think it’s going to a better place. But exactly when it will get there and...

GE Healthcare, Discovery MI PET/CT system, FDA clearance, RSNA 2016
Technology | PET-CT | October 05, 2016

GE Healthcare recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Discovery MI...

Celesteion PET/CT
News | PET-CT | October 03, 2016

October 1, 2016 — To advance clinical care for its customers, Toshiba’s Celesteion PET/CT system delivers a more...

patient centricity

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Blog | Imaging | September 07, 2016

Radiology cannot stay where it is. Yet threats make it dangerous to move. 

PET/CT

There is a growing focus on early diagnosis and prevention. Here, PET/CT imaging is used to look inside the stress center of the brain.

Feature | Imaging | September 07, 2016 | By Kirill Shalyaev, Ph.D.

Advanced imaging and hybrid modalities, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron...

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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...

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...

personalized medicine
Feature | Imaging | July 06, 2016 | Greg Freiherr

Mammography may be the most recognizable — and singularly effective — type of personalized medicine, benefitting...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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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...

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...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2016

A recent study demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scans...

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