PET-CT

PET-CT combines positron emission tomography (PET) detectors and computed tomography (CT) into one imaging system. 

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...
PET-CT, advanced cancer, lean body mass, LBM, SNMMI 2016 study
News | Oncology Diagnostics | June 23, 2016
June 23, 2016 — Cancer patients often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass (LBM)....
prostate cancer, biopsy, PET-CT, Ga-68 PSMA, SNMMI 2016 study, Wolfgang Fendler
News | PET-CT | June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016 — Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men, second only to skin cancer. With surgical removal at...
News | Prostate Cancer | June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016 — Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ill., is now offering C-11 choline positron emission tomography (...
Philips, SNMMI 2016, Vereos digital PET/CT, time-of-flight, IntelliSpace 8.0, nuclear imaging
News | Nuclear Imaging | June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016 — Philips announced it would be showcasing a variety of nuclear imaging solutions at the Society of...
PET-CT study, alcoholic brain, SNMMI 2016, mGluR5 receptor

Decreased mGluR5 availability in the brain of alcohol dependent individuals compared to healthy subjects. Image courtesy of Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imagine UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

News | PET-CT | June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016 — An emerging molecular imaging technique may provide a way to break the perpetual cycle of abuse of...
NaF-PET/CT, sodium fluoride, advanced prostate cancer, metastases, pilot study
News | PET-CT | June 07, 2016
June 7, 2016 — A recent pilot study reported in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that sodium...
pet scan cancer

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 | June 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables...
screening, imaging

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Blog | Radiology Imaging | June 01, 2016
Cancer screening is the only circumstance in which apparently healthy people subject themselves purposely to an agent...
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | May 09, 2016
May 9, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (...
Carestream, oncology workflow, PET/CT, Vue Motion
Technology | Oncology Diagnostics | May 05, 2016
May 5, 2016 — Carestream now offers an oncology reading workflow for positron emission tomography (PET)/computed...

Early detection of cancer lesions with the latest generation of PET/CT scanners supports improved patient management. Yet much of PET’s potential, particularly for following patients and as a component in PET/MR, remains unrealized. (Image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Feature | Radiology Imaging | April 29, 2016 | Greg Freiherr
Adopting medical technology because it is new or novel lost its luster a long time ago. It is little wonder then that...
Advances in PET/CT Technology

Photo courtesy of GE Healthcare

Feature | Radiology Imaging | April 29, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis
The last 12 months have seen significant growth in the positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT)...
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 major...
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 again...
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. You might...
How to Achieve the Quantitative Promise of PET/CT

Image courtesy Siemens Healthcare

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 brain also...
PET-CT, head and neck cancer, U.K. study, persistent cells

Scans showing the remaining surviving cancer cells after treatment. Image courtesy of University of Birmingham

News | PET-CT | March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016 — New research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and...
PET/CT, oropharyngeal cancer, recurrence, study, Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium
News | PET-CT | March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016 — For patients treated with definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal cancer caused by human...