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.

SNMMI Image of the Year Highlights Theranostic Approach for Advanced Prostate Cancer

IMAGE OF THE YEAR: PSMA PET before and after lutetium-177 PSMA617 theranostics in 8 patients with metastatic prostate cancer who exhausted standard therapeutic options.

68Ga-PSMA11 PET maximum intensity projection (MIP) images at baseline and 3 months after 177Lu-PSMA617 in 8 patients with PSA decline ≥ 98 percent in a prospective phase II study. Any disease with SUV over 3 is in red. Credit: Michael Hofman, John Violet, Shahneen Sandhu, Justin Ferdinandus, Amir Iravani, Grace Kong, Aravind Ravi Kumar, Tim Akhurst, Sue Ping Thang, Price Jackson, Mark Scalzo, Scott Williams and Rodney Hicks, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

News | PET Imaging | June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018 — In the battle against metastatic castrate-resistant...

MILabs Introduces Futuristic PET Capabilities on New VECTor6 System
Technology | PET Imaging | June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018 — At the 2018 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, June 23-26, in...

Philips North America and GE Healthcare Win IMV PET Imaging ServiceTrak Awards
News | PET Imaging | June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018 — IMV, part of the Science and Medicine Group and a market research and business intelligence provider...

New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for...

FDA Clears New Imaging Functionalities for Biograph mCT PET/CT Systems
Technology | PET-CT | June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 — Siemens Healthineers will announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of four new...

PET/CT Changes Care for 59 Percent of Suspected Recurrent Prostate Cancer Cases
News | Prostate Cancer | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — A recently presented investigational clinical trial evaluated the impact of 18F fluciclovine...

Nuclear imaging scan showing very good tissue delineation. Scan performed on a Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) system from Siemens Healthineers.

Nuclear imaging scan showing very good tissue delineation. It offers crisp overall image quality and sharply delineates the muscle and fat planes, vertebral margins and end plates, billiary radicals, renal calyces, aortic wall and papillary muscles of the heart. Scan performed on a Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) system from Siemens Healthineers.

Technology | PET-CT | June 05, 2018

June 5, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Biograph Vision, a new...

Emerging Trends in Nuclear Medicine
Feature | Nuclear Imaging | June 04, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis

Nuclear imaging and its various modalities have long played an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of...

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — The Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) in Padua, Italy, has acquired MILabs’ latest-generation...

PET Imaging Agent Could Provide Early Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Coronal 18F-FEDAC PET/CT section of a mouse with collagen-induced arthritis. (A) On day 23 and day 37, increased uptake is noted in the front and hind paws of this mouse with collagen-induced arthritis. (B) Predictive performance of day 23 18F-FEDAC uptake for the development of clinical arthritis. ROC = receiver operating characteristic; Sn = sensitivity; Sp = specificity. Credit: Seoul National University and Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

News | PET Imaging | May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 — A novel positron emission...

PET Imaging Shows Protein Clumping May Contribute to Heart Failure Development
News | PET Imaging | May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 — A team led by Johns Hopkins University Researchers has discovered that protein clumps appear to...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2018

May 9, 2018 — Blue Earth Diagnostics signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Scintomics GmbH, Germany, a...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 03, 2018

May 3, 2018 — BWX Technologies Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sotera Health’s Nordion...

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...

Novel PET Agent Could Help Guide Therapy for Brain Diseases

Rat brain 11C‐Me‐NB1 PET images (0‐60 min) superimposed on an MRI template. Credit: SD Krämer et al., ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

News | PET Imaging | April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 — Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for...

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

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Imaging agent helps predict success of lung cancer therapy
News | Oncology Diagnostics | March 08, 2018

March 8, 2018 – Doctors contemplating the best therapy for...

The yellow in the anterolateral entorhinal cortex of the young brain indicates significant activity, something that is absent in the older brain.

This figure shows two different brains that are aligned to a common template space for comparison. The yellow in the anterolateral entorhinal cortex of the young brain indicates significant activity, something that is absent in the older brain. CREDIT: Zachariah Reagh

News | Nuclear Imaging | March 08, 2018

As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience "senior moments," in which we forget where we parked our car or...

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