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.

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), a world leader in particle accelerator technology, and SCK CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Center) announced a strategic R&D partnership to enable the production of Actinimum-225 (225Ac), a novel radioisotope which has significant potential in the treatment of cancer.
News | Radiation Oncology | September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A., EURONEXT), a world leader in particle accelerator technology, and...
Bicameral legislation in U.S. House and Senate designed to address equity issues in patient access and affordability for innovative diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals

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News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 — Blue Earth Diagnostics, a Bracco company and recognized leader in the development and...
Strategies to help guide nuclear radiology teams at various healthcare systems in 2021 and beyond
Feature | Nuclear Imaging | September 16, 2021 | By Staff of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
A year after COVID-19 turned the world upside down, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) asked members how...
Evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of drug candidates in preclinical oncology with positron emission tomography (PET)

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Feature | PET Imaging | September 14, 2021 | By Todd Sasser, Ph.D.
The use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in preclinical oncology investigations has shown the ability to...
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and RefleXion Medical, Inc., today announced a development and commercialization collaboration to evaluate the use of piflufolastat F 18, Lantheus’ prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent, to enable real-time therapeutic guidance of biology-guided radiotherapy (BgRT) in prostate cancer using the RefleXion X1 platform. 
News | PET Imaging | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and RefleXion Medical, Inc., today announced a development and...
Plan to attend RSNA21 at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical...
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and commercialization of radiopharmaceuticals used for therapeutic applications and medical imaging, and POINT Biopharma Global Inc. (NASDAQ: PNT), a company accelerating the discovery, development, and global access to life changing radiopharmaceuticals, today announced the signing of a supply agreement for the therapeutic medical radioisotope actinium-225 (Ac-225).
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and...

Image of a STING protein, courtesy of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

News | PET Imaging | September 08, 2021
September 8, 2021 — A new study from scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center found that emerging...
Gallium-68 from GalliaPharm is used for the preparation of diagnostic imaging drugs in Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
News | PET Imaging | September 03, 2021
September 3, 2021 — Eckert & Ziegler Radiopharma GmbH has successfully submitted an amendment to their Drug Master...
Wisconsin-based company will help secure U.S. supply of Mo-99 used in 40,000 medical procedures daily, promote nuclear nonproliferation
News | Nuclear Imaging | August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) issued two...
CDI Quality Institute, a non-profit affiliate of RAYUS Radiology, one of the nation's leading national subspecialty providers for advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology services, once again qualified as a Provider-led entity (PLE) for the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
News | Radiology Business | August 23, 2021
August 24, 2021 — CDI Quality Institute, a non-profit affiliate of RAYUS Radiology, one of the nation's leading...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #RSNA21 will require all attendees and exhibitors to show proof of #vaccination and wear a #mask

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News | RSNA | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — RSNA 2021 will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all in-person attendees and exhibitors at...
ASTRO’s 63rd Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place as an in-person meeting October 24-27 in Chicago, but be sure to bring along your masks

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News | ASTRO | August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021 — ASTRO announced that it is facilitating measures that seek to ensure optimal health and sanitary...
Cerium-134 can be targeted to provide an imaging analogue for two different therapy isotopes, actinium-225 and thorium-227. This helps scientists understand these therapy isotopes and develop new treatments. Image courtesy of Donald Montoya, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cerium-134 can be targeted to provide an imaging analogue for two different therapy isotopes, actinium-225 and thorium-227. This helps scientists understand these therapy isotopes and develop new treatments. Image courtesy of Donald Montoya, Los Alamos National Laboratory

News | PET Imaging | August 06, 2021
August 6, 2021 — A multidisciplinary team has demonstrated the production, purification, and potential application of...
PET, PET imaging, PET-CT, FDG PET, PET cancer assessment, pet scanner, 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. 

News | PET-CT | August 04, 2021
August 4, 2021 — PET/CT systems are expected to continue to incorporate the highest clinical performance of PET as well...
The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (CORAR), along with physicians and patient organizations, supports the introduction of H.R. 4479, the “Facilitating Innovative Nuclear Diagnostics (FIND) Act of 2021” by Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Greg Murphy (R-NC).

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News | Nuclear Imaging | August 04, 2021
August 4, 2021 — The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (CORAR), along with physicians and patient...
Positrigo reports completion of the ExploreBPET clinical study, using the novel investigational medical device BPET for imaging of the human brain
News | PET Imaging | August 03, 2021
August 3, 2021 — Positrigo, a company developing nuclear medical imaging devices that advance functional imaging,...

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News | Molecular Imaging | August 02, 2021
August 2, 2021 — The global molecular imaging market was evaluated at $4.199 billion for the year 2019 growing at a...
The FLASH Effect significantly improves the therapeutic ratio for curing cancer

The FLASH Effect significantly improves the therapeutic ratio for curing cancer

News | Radiation Oncology | July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 — IntraOp Medical Corporation announced that Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV, Switzerland) enrolled...
Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly...