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.

Radiography Education Enrollment Shows Marginal Rise in 2017
News | Radiology Business | February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018 — Directors of radiography ...

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...

PSMA PET-CT Clearly Differentiates Prostate Cancer from Benign Tissue

68Ga-PSMA PET/CT images showing multifocal PCA in peripheral zone with GS of 5 1 5 5 10. (A and C) Axial PET images. (B and D) Fused PET/CT images. SUVmax of lesion in B was 84.3 and that of lesion in D was 5.7. IRS was 3, and 80% of cells were stained. Credit: Senior author V Prasad, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

News | PET-CT | February 05, 2018

February 5, 2018 — Using nuclear...

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives
News | Neuro Imaging | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 – Advances in brain ...

PET Tracer Measures Damage From Multiple Sclerosis in Mouse Models
News | PET Imaging | January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 — The loss or damage of myelin, a cellular sheath that surrounds and insulates nerves, is the...

Novel PET Tracer Clearly Identifies and Tracks Bacterial Lung Infection

Representative PET/CT images of 18F-FDS and 18F-FDG in inflamed mice. Mice were inoculated with dead K. pneumoniae (10^8 CFU/mL). Imaging was performed for days 1, 2, 3 and 4 using 18F-FDG and 18F-FDS. CT images showed clear inflammation on day 2 and day 3 with corresponding high 18F-FDG uptake on PET. No significant uptake of 18F-FDS was detected for any of those 4 days. Credit: J Li et al., University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.

News | PET-CT | January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 — Researchers at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, have demonstrated that a new...

PET Tracer Gauges Effectiveness of Promising Alzheimer's Treatment

Longitudinal PET imaging with 18F-AV45. PET imaging shows the average 18F-AV45 uptake per animal group at 8 and 13 months of age. A significant interaction of genotype treatment was observed in the cortex (p = 0.0248), hippocampus (p = 0.0071) and thalamus (p = 0.0084), indicating reduced [18F]-AV45 uptake in BACE1 inhibited transgenic mice. Credit: MICA, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — In the December featured basic science article in...

Vital Unveils Newest Vitrea Advanced Visualization Release at RSNA 2017
Technology | Advanced Visualization | December 04, 2017

December 4, 2017 — Vital Images unveiled the newest version of Vitrea...

Michael J. Fox Foundation and Tau Consortium Developing PET Tracers for Neurodegenerative Disease
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 — The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) and the Tau Consortium announced a...

Netherlands Cancer Institute Exploring Molecular Imaging Technology for Prostate Cancer Surgery
News | Molecular Imaging | October 26, 2017

October 26, 2017 — The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) announced it has received funding from the Dutch Cancer...

SNMMI Publishes New FDG PET/CT Appropriate Use Criteria
News | PET-CT | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has published appropriate use...

Biodex Unveils Atomlab 500 Dose Calibrator and Wipe Test Counter
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 — Biodex Medical Systems announced the full release of the Atomlab Dose Calibrator and Wipe Test...

ASNC and ASE Team Up to Expand ImageGuide Registry
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the American Society of Echocardiography (...

MR Solutions Showcases Multimodality MRI Solutions on Two Continents
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 — MR Solutions took their cryogen-free preclinical multimodality...

Majority of Recurrent Prostate Cancer Patients' Treatment Plan Changed Following Fluciclovine 18F PET/CT
News | Prostate Cancer | October 04, 2017

October 4, 2017 — Blue Earth Diagnostics recently announced the results of a pre-planned interim analysis from an...

News | Radiology Business | September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 — Invicro LLC, a provider of imaging services and software for research and drug development,...

ScImage and Invia Partnership Announced
News | PACS | September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 — ScImage Inc. and Invia Imaging Solutions recently announced formation of a joint partnership at...

Toshiba Highlights Latest CT Advancements at RSNA 2017
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 — Toshiba Medical announced that it will display several new enhancements to its existing...

Philips Launches CardioMD IV Cardiac SPECT Solution at ASNC 2017
Technology | SPECT Imaging | September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 — Philips highlighted its newest solution for...

Double Targeting Ligands to Identify and Treat Prostate Cancer

The mice were imaged with small-animal PET/CT using 124I-RPS-027 (7.4 MBq [200 μCi]). Credit: JM Kelly et al., Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

News | Prostate Cancer | September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated a new, effective way to precisely identify and localize...