SPECT-CT

SPECT-CT combines single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) gamma cameras and computed tomography (CT) into one imaging system. 

  • April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) Nuclear Research and Test Establishment Operating License for the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) site.

  • February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging tracer used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases.

  • Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT...

  • David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty.

  • Molecular Dynamics has successfully completed the first phase of a clinical trial to evaluate the Valiance X12 whole-body cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based digital SPECT/CT prototype with promising results.

Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 — At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23...

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used...

The Chalk River nuclear reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028.

The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world's supply of Tc99m.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell

April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear...

A suspected pulmonary embolism on a conventional CT image is confirmed on a spectral CT by the presence of a corresponding wedge-shaped perfusion defect.

A suspected pulmonary embolism on a conventional CT image (left (or top), red arrow) is confirmed on a spectral CT by the presence of a corresponding wedge-shaped perfusion defect (right (or bottom), red outline). The spectral image was reconstructed when conventional CT images were not enough to form a definitive diagnosis. All data was acquired simultaneously using a Philips IQon Spectral CT scanner. (Images courtesy of Dr. Gopal V. Punjabi, Hennepin County Medical Center)

Sponsored Content | Blog | Information Technology | March 12, 2018

It isn’t enough for engineers today to simply design what might be technologically possible. Their innovations must...

A Tc99m SPECT cardiac exam showing myocardial perfusion in the heart.

Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell

February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017

Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and...

GE Healthcare SPECT/CT and PET/CT Systems Enhance Personalized Patient Care
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 10, 2017

June 10, 2017 — GE Healthcare showcased positron emission tomography (PET) and...

advanced visualization
News | Molecular Imaging | June 09, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared syngo.via VB20 for Molecular Imaging (MI) from Siemens...

Siemens Healthineers Debuts Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT
News | SPECT-CT | June 08, 2017

Siemens Healthineers debuts Symbia Intevo Bold at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine &...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017

David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American...

xSPECT Quant technology, SPECT/CT, Symbia Intevo, Siemens Healthineers, RSNA 2016
News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2016

December 6, 2016 — At the 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...

radiology outcomes

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Blog | Radiology Imaging | November 09, 2016

Much has been said about the potential of outcomes to change the practice of medicine. Through comparative studies,...

Siemens Healthineers, Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT system, xSPECT Quant, RSNA 2016
Technology | SPECT-CT | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — At the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), Siemens...

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

Advanced imaging and hybrid modalities, such as ...

Valiance X12, SPECT/CT, CZT detectors, clinical trial

Tc99m MDP SPECT bone study images of a 35 year old male with right ankle pain. Top: Valiance X12. Bottom: Analog SPECT. Image courtesy of Molecular Dynamics.

News | SPECT-CT | August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 — Molecular Dynamics has successfully completed the first phase of a...

MR

MR prostate image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers

Blog | Radiology Imaging | June 08, 2016

Effective screening may be the key to America’s future. Only by catching disease early, before disease can injure...

enterprise imaging

Sea Lamprey photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Blog | Enterprise Imaging | May 18, 2016

Physicians work differently. What they do and how they do it depends on their specialty. Radiologists and...

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

May 5, 2016 — Doctors and researchers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis may be able...

Effective Z.

Effective Z.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | SPECT-CT | February 03, 2016

Patient presented to UH Case Medical Center’s emergency department with severe chest pain, suggesting either a...

News | SPECT-CT | November 24, 2015

Molecular Dynamics will present its revolutionary whole body CZT digital SPECT/CT solution at RSNA 2015.

The...