Nuclear Imaging

Molecular imaging, also called nuclear imaging, includes positron emission computed tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. This section includes radiopharmaceuticals and tracersPET-CTSPECT-CT, and PET-MRI

United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT
News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 — United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body...

ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019

August 2, 2019 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution...

International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere
News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 — New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG...

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the...

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019 – NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot...

Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019

July 1, 2019 — Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a...

DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software
Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019 — DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT System
News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 — United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital...

International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines

X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 — An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in...

A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse

Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers.

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019

June 7, 2019 — The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the...

BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019

June 5, 2019 – BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel...

RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform
News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 — RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its...

Study Explores Magnetic Nanoparticles as Bimodal Imaging Agent for PET/MRI

Image courtesy of MR Solutions.

News | PET-MRI | May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019 — Researchers from Bourgogne University in Dijon, France, showed that use of superparamagnetic iron...

New Phase 2B Trial Exploring Target-Specific Myocardial Ischemia Imaging Agent
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 — Biopharmaceutical company CellPoint plans to begin patient recruitment for its Phase 2b...

Blue Earth Diagnostics Expands Access to Axumin in Europe
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — Blue Earth Diagnostics announced expanded access to the Axumin (fluciclovine (18F))...

Shine Medical Technologies Breaks Ground on U.S. Medical Isotope Production Facility

Image courtesy of Amen Clinics

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 10, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

May 10, 2019 — Shine Medical Technologies Inc. broke ground on their first...

The first image of a black hole in space compared to a cardiac nuclear perfusion exam, showing the black hole of the left ventricle.

The first image of a black hole in space compared to a cardiac nuclear perfusion exam, showing the black hole of the left ventricle. Both the black hole and the cardiac scan show signs of a ischemic perfusion defect. 

Blog | Nuclear Imaging | May 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not...

A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. 3D printed, additive manufacturing for medical imaging.

A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix. 

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | April 29, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery

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NIH Study of Brain Energy Patterns Provides New Insights into Alcohol Effects

NIH scientists present a new method for combining measures of brain activity (left) and glucose consumption (right) to study regional specialization and to better understand the effects of alcohol on the human brain. Image courtesy of Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Ph.D., of NIAAA.

News | Neuro Imaging | March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 — Assessing the patterns of energy use and neuronal activity simultaneously in the human brain...