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.

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...

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...