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.

Technology | Radiology Imaging | May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 — The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently announced its launch of the IAC QI Self-...

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Blog | Enterprise Imaging | May 18, 2016

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

Blue Earth Diagnostics, U.S. headquarters, management expansion, PET imaging agent
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 — Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company, announced it has established...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC is enhancing its production operations at the University of...

tau protein, Alzheimer's, PET scan, imaging agent, brain decline, Washington University in St. Louis

A study using a new PET imaging agent shows that measures of tau protein in the brain more closely track cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease compared with long-studied measures of amyloid beta. More red color indicates more tau protein. The image on the left shows the average tau accumulation in the brains of cognitively normal people, averaged over many individuals. The image on the right shows the average amount of tau buildup in the brains of multiple people with mild Alzheimer's symptoms. Scanning multiple individuals shows that the intensity of tau deposits correlates with the severity of cognitive dysfunction. Image courtesy of Matthew R. Brier.

News | PET Imaging | May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 — A buildup of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease....

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 — ITM (Isotopen Technologien München AG), a specialized radiopharmaceutical company, announced that the...

Medraysintell, SNMMI 2016, nuclear imaging reports
News | Nuclear Imaging | May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016 — MEDraysintell announced it will display its series of market reports and directories during the...

Gamma Medica, Be Certain education campaign, breast density, microsite, molecular breast imaging
News | Breast Density | May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 — Gamma Medica, provider of...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2016

May 9, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE...

Carestream, oncology workflow, PET/CT, Vue Motion
Technology | Oncology Diagnostics | May 05, 2016

May 5, 2016 — Carestream now offers an oncology reading workflow for...

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...

Will PET/MR Ever Be Widely Adopted?

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...

UltraSPECT, 10th anniversary, WBR technology, Wide Beam Reconstruction, FDA approval, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 – UltraSPECT Inc. announced the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Mirada Medical, The Christie Hospital, England, PET-MRI, radiation therapy
News | Nuclear Imaging | April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 — Mirada Medical announced a new agreement to work with the clinicians and physicists at The Christie...

Why Politics (and Money) Will Define the Next Generation of Scanners

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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...

Why the Use of PET/CT in Radiation Therapy Requires Thinking Outside the Box

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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.

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How to Achieve the Quantitative Promise of PET/CT

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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

April 5, 2016 — New research shows individuals with a greater degree of activity in the stress center of the...