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.

GE Healthcare, FASTlab 2, FDG Duo, GENtrace cyclotron, PET imaging

FASTlab 2 with FDG Duo cassette image courtesy of GE Healthcare

Technology | June 08, 2015

June 8, 2015 - GE Healthcare announced that it has created a solution to make...

Toshiba, Celesteion, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, U.S., first
News | June 08, 2015

June 8, 2015 - Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) of Las Vegas has bolstered its capabilities by installing...

News | June 03, 2015

June 3, 2015 - Mirada Medical and Nautilus Medical have announced their agreement to provide the portable Mirada...

prostate cancer, recurrence, PET/CT, PSMA-ligand, Matthias Eiber, Ga-68
News | May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 — The novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand...

Ipsen, OctreoPharm Sciences, acquisition, NET, radioactive-labeled compound
News | May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 — Ipsen announced the signature of an agreement to acquire OctreoPharm Sciences, a private German life...

News | May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015 — Cancer Targeted Technology (CTT), announced that it was awarded a NIH two-year, $2 million Small...

Lantheus, flurpiridaz F 18, ICNC12, SPECT, CAD, PET, MPI, myocardial perfusion
News | May 04, 2015

May 4, 2015 — Results from Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.’s first Phase 3 study of flurpiridaz F 18 for...

Feature | May 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell

There have been several technology advances in ...

 Toshiba_Celesteion
News | May 01, 2015

Based on its ongoing analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Toshiba America Medical...

UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

UltraSPECT's image reconstruction software can be used on older SPECT systems to allow lower-dose imaging. This is an example of the software's imaging capability using between 30-50 percent less dose.

Feature | April 20, 2015 | Dave Fornell

<p>Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon...

New PET Image Analysis Technique Tracks Amyloid Changes With Greater Power
News | March 20, 2015

Researchers from Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) have developed a new brain image analysis method to better track...

radiotherapeutics, nuclear medicine, PET, SPECT, MEDraysintell
News | March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015 — The first annual financial results of Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride) from Bayer are in line with...

SNMMI, PET/MRI, PET/CT, foot pain, diagnosis, nuclear imaging
Feature | March 09, 2015

March 9, 2015 — A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the...

News | February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015 — University of Tubingen and Mediso Ltd announced at the 4th Tubingen PET/MR Workshop a...

PET/CT, lung cancer, follow-up, tumor tracking, nuclear imaging, trial
News | February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 — New research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reveals a high value for scans which could...

Blog | February 01, 2015

We have entered a time in this country when more powerful is not necessarily better, when we can do more than we...

Pamela Woodard, nanoparticle, Washington University, PET scan, plaque

Pamela Woodard, M.D., led a team that designed a new imaging agent that may light up dangerous plaque in arteries.

Feature | January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for human evaluation a nanoparticle-...

PET, damaged brain, remapping, Riken, AIST, motor function
News | January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015 — Scientists at the Riken Center for Life Science Technologies, along with researchers from the...

News | January 08, 2015

January 8, 2015 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "MediPoint: Nuclear Imaging - PET and SPECT...

Jury Still Out on Effectiveness of PET/MRI Versus PET/CT
News | December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014 — Manufacturers have introduced hybrid imaging systems that combine positron emission tomography (...