SPECT Imaging

Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) imaging is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that produces images showing how organs work.

  • April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) Nuclear Research and Test Establishment Operating License for the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) site.

  • February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging tracer used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases.

  • Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT...

  • Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology.

  • David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty.

Brain Study of 62,454 Scans Identifies Drives of Brain Aging
News | SPECT Imaging | August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018 — In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists from five institutions evaluated 62,454 brain...

Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software
Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 — At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23...

MILabs Introduces Futuristic PET Capabilities on New VECTor6 System
Technology | PET Imaging | June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018 — At the 2018 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, June 23-26, in...

New ASNC SPECT Imaging Guideline Addresses Advances in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
News | SPECT Imaging | June 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published an update to its 2010 guidelines for...

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 — The Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) in Padua, Italy, has acquired MILabs’ latest-generation...

The Chalk River nuclear reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028.

The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world's supply of Tc99m.

Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell

April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear...

A Tc99m SPECT cardiac exam showing myocardial perfusion in the heart.

Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions.

Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell

February 8, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently...

Philips Launches CardioMD IV Cardiac SPECT Solution at ASNC 2017
Technology | SPECT Imaging | September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 — Philips highlighted its newest solution for...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017

Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017

Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains...

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News | Molecular Imaging | June 09, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared syngo.via VB20 for Molecular Imaging (MI) from Siemens...

Siemens Healthineers Debuts Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT
News | SPECT-CT | June 08, 2017

Siemens Healthineers debuts Symbia Intevo Bold at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine &...

Videos | Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017

David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American...

SPECT/CT Imaging Test Shown Accurate in Ruling Out Kidney Cancers
News | SPECT Imaging | April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 — The latest in a series of studies led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that addition...

brain SPECT imaging, dementia, depression, Daniel G. Amen

Representative brain SPECT scans in a patient with Alzheimer's dementia showing substantially reduced brain blood flow in the temporal and parietal lobes compared to a person with depression with mild decreased frontal lobe blood flow. Image courtesy of Amen Clinics.

News | SPECT Imaging | February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 — Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer's disease or both...

News | Nuclear Imaging | December 12, 2016

Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. (MTTI) announces that response of colorectal cancer to treatment can be...

xSPECT Quant technology, SPECT/CT, Symbia Intevo, Siemens Healthineers, RSNA 2016
News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2016

December 6, 2016 — At the 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...

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Blog | Radiology Imaging | October 12, 2016

We know where imaging has been.

We think it’s going to...

News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 06, 2016

September 6, 2016 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with...

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