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

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 06, 2016
September 6, 2016 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with...
ASNC, SNMMI, position statement, myocardial perfusion PET, coronary artery disease
News | PET Imaging | September 01, 2016
September 1, 2016 — The American Society for Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and the Society of...
iDISCO, Alzheimer’s, pathology imaging

Example of the iDISCO technique to image brain samples containing Alzheimer’s disease, which could have major impact on treatment. For more inages and videos view the article online at www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(16)30814-2

News | Neuro Imaging | August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016 — Rockefeller University researchers have used a recently-developed imaging technique that makes tissue...
Valiance X12, SPECT/CT, CZT detectors, clinical trial

Tc99m MDP SPECT bone study images of a 35 year old male with right ankle pain. Top: Valiance X12. Bottom: Analog SPECT. Image courtesy of Molecular Dynamics.

News | SPECT-CT | August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016 — Molecular Dynamics has successfully completed the first phase of a...
Fraunhofer MEVIS, real-time brain animation, MRI, CT

Image courtesy of Fraunhofer MEVIS

Technology | Nuclear Imaging | August 08, 2016
July 28, 2016 — Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS in Bremen, Germany, are...
PET, positron emission tomography, genetically linked lung cancer, AAPM, big data
News | PET Imaging | August 02, 2016
August 2, 2016 — A cutting-edge method of extracting big data from...
Lumagem, MBI. nuclear breast imaging, molecular breast imaging
News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2016
August 2, 2016 — A retrospective study in American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) August issue confirmed Gamma Medica’s...
PET, PET imaging, PET-CT, FDG PET, PET cancer assessment, 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. 

Feature | PET Imaging | July 26, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables...
UltraSPECT, Xpress3.Cardiac, nuclear imaging, RWJPE, New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise
News | SPECT Imaging | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — UltraSPECT Inc. announced recently that Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise (RWJPE), a multi-...
imaging

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Blog | Radiology Imaging | July 20, 2016
Making healthcare more objective and precise promises to increase efficiency and reduce costs — the key ingredients of...
ASNC, SNMMI, PET standard, Pet cardiac imaging, PET nuclear imaging, perfusion imaging

An example of a cardiac PET-CT imaging, should a color coded image of the left ventricle to help assess myocardial perfusion to detect ischemia using a Siemens scanner.

News | Nuclear Imaging | July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 - An updated joint American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) imaging guidelines and Society of...
PET, mpMRI, prostate cancer detection, targeted biopsies, University of Michigan study, Morand Piert

The figure shows a Gleason 3+4 prostate cancer (arrows) as identified on T2-weighted (A) and diffusion-weighted (B) MRI, F-18-choline PET (C), as well as PET/MRI (D).

News | Prostate Cancer | July 14, 2016
July 14, 2016 — Adding F-18-choline positron...
Lantheus, Xenon 133 gas, radiopharmaceuticals, IRE, Institute for Radioelements Belgium
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016 — Lantheus Holdings Inc., the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. (LMI), announced the first...
Cell>Point, license agreement, China, United Eastern Pharmaceutical, Oncardia imaging agent
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 07, 2016
July 7, 2016 — Cell>Point announced in mid-June it has entered into an...
personalized medicine
Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 06, 2016 | Greg Freiherr
Mammography may be the most recognizable — and singularly effective — type of personalized medicine, benefitting from...
Navidea, Lymphoseek injection, breast cancer detction, scintigraphy, SNMMI 2016
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 06, 2016
July 6, 2016 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced results from three investigator-initiated studies of the...
University of Southampton, Hodgkin lymphoma, chemotherapy response, bleomycin
News | PET Imaging | June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016 — Hodgkin lymphoma patients can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech...
SNMMI, appropriate use criteria, AUC, PAMA, qualified provider-led entity, PLE
News | Clinical Decision Support | June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has been named a qualified provider-led...
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016 — Developers of a new portable molecular imaging system debuted their creation at the 2016 Annual Meeting...