PET Imaging

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that enables visualization of metabolic processes in the body. The basics of PET imaging is that the technique detects pairs of gamma rays emitted indirectly by a positron-emitting radionuclide (also called radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclides or radiotracer). The tracer is injected into a vein on a biologically active molecule, usually a sugar that is used for cellular energy. PET systems have sensitive detector panels to capture gamma ray emissions from inside the body and use software to plot to triangulate the source of the emissions, creating 3-D computed tomography images of the tracer concentrations within the body.

New Brain MR Efficiency Applications

Siemens’ 510(k) pending MRI application Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS)¹ is based on an acceleration technology that speeds up 2-D acquisition time by a factor of three, enabling advanced MRI applications such as DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) and BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) in the clinical routine.

Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 29, 2015

November 29, 2015 — At the 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...

Mirada Medical, Alliance Medical, NHS, National Health Service, United Kingdom, PET/CT, cancer diagnostics
News | PET-CT | November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015 — Mirada Medical Ltd has announced that its XD3 Advanced...

GE Healthcare, molecular imaging, PET/CT, Discovery IQ, Discovery NM/CT 670 Pro, RSNA 2015

Discovery IQ PET/CT image courtesy of GE Healthcare

News | Nuclear Imaging | November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015 — GE Healthcare’s ...

University of Tennessee, UT Medical Center, PET/CT software, radiation oncology, Siemens

Image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

News | PET-CT | November 03, 2015

November 3, 2015 — The University of Tennessee Medical Center announced it has implemented new software aimed at...

Siemens, ASTRO 2015, radiation therapy systems and software, Biograph RT Pro, PET/CT, syngo.via

RT Pro edition Biograph mCT system image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

Technology | Radiation Therapy | October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 — In October, Siemens Healthcare debuted a host of imaging systems that enable...

Siemens PETNET Solutions, investigational PET molecular biomarker, prostate and breast cancer, PET/CT, PET/MR, NuView Life Sciences

Image courtesy of Philips

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015 — Siemens’ PETNET Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare, will formulate...

Siemens PETNET Solutions, 18F NaF, ANDA approval, PET radiopharmaceutical

Image courtesy of Siemens Healthcare

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 02, 2015

October 2, 2015 — Siemens’ PETNET Solutions has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval from the U...

blood clot detection, single scan, rats, radionuclides, Peter Caravan, whole body

The whole body of a rat can be imaged for blood clots with one PET scan (which is overlaid here on an MRI image) using the FBP8 probe. Arrow points to a blood clot. Image courtesy of Peter Caravan, Ph.D.

News | PET Imaging | September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 — New research...

PET, imaging agent, hidden blood clots, MGH, radiopharmaceutical probe, 64Cu-FBP8
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 — A novel...

18F-DCFBC PET/CT
News | Prostate Cancer | August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015 — A molecular imaging biomarker is able to detect fast-growing primary prostate cancer and...

biomarkers, Alzheimer's disease, AD, MRI, PET, University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
News | Neuro Imaging | July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 — Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are on the hunt for...

nuclear medicine diagnostic market, North America, PET, SPECT, Mordor
News | Molecular Imaging | June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - The Global Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics Market report from Mordor Intelligence revealed that North...

Siemens, PETNET Solutions, prostate cancer, PET/CT imaging, tracer, New York
News | Molecular Imaging | June 24, 2015

June 24, 2015 - Siemens' PETNET Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare, announced it will...

News | Molecular Imaging | June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 - A first-in-human study shows how a powerful new drug finds and attaches itself to the...

PET, neuroinflammation, C-11 PBR28, dementia, SNMMI 2015
News | June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 - Neuroinflammation caused by a reactive immune system could be tripping off the neurodegeneration...

Siemens, Blue Earth Diagnostics, PET/CT, U.S. agreement, PETNET
News | June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 - Siemens' PETNET Solutions Inc. has entered into a nationwide agreement with U.K.-based Blue Earth...

PET, PSMA, radiotracer, SNMMI 2015, prostate cancer
Feature | June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 - A new molecular imaging...

non-Hodgkins lymphoma, PET/CT, recurrence, SNMMI 2015
Feature | June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015 - Post-treatment surveillance with...

Siemens, SNMMI 2015, Biograph RT Pro, Symbia Evo, syngo.via for MI
News | June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015 - At the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 6-...

GEMC, PET-CT, pharmaceuticals, Institute of Oncology, radiotherapy, Moscow
News | June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015 - In May, Group of Companies European Medical Center (GEMC) became the first private clinic in Russia...