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SPECT/CT, fluorescence imaging combo could guide cancer surgery

In a new study, published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers found that combining SPECT/CT and fluorescence imaging on patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) that metastasized beyond the primary tumor, could help surgeons differentiate tumor tissue from normal tissue.

PET shows variability in size, spread of tau in brains of Alzheimer's patients

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden, found the size of tau deposits in brains of Alzheimer's patients and the speed of their spread vary from patient to patient.

Q&A: New Hampshire rad tech society president on advocating for medical imaging, rad therapy professionals

This past year, the New Hampshire Society of Radiologic Technologists and its president, Brandy Cusson, made strides on behalf of the radiologic science community earning them both the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2017 Award for Advocacy.

Pediatric heart care gets help imaging children gently, informing parents fully

Parents and doctors of children with heart disease have a new resource as they seek the best diagnostics with the least radiation. Called the “Have-a-Heart” campaign, it’s a collaborative effort led by the Image Gently Alliance together with the American Academy of Pediatrics and a coalition of pediatric medicine and cardiology organizations.

Molecule labeled with actinium-225 used to treat metastatic prostate cancer

A recent article by Science Bulletin shows an image of a prostate cancer patient with metastatic tumors and another image of the same patient three months later with those tumors gone.

 
Scientists turn to art, create breathtaking visualizations of brain scans

Neuroscientist Greg Dunn, PhD, and applied physicist Brian Edwards, PhD, have teamed up to create an artistic series of brain images using a technique called reflective microetching. The two describe the work as “the most fundamental self-portrait ever created."

Ultralow-dose CT shows potential to substitute for standard coronary calcium imaging

Compared side-by-side with standard cardiac CT for calcium scoring, ultralow-dose CT shows good sensitivity, specificity and overall accuracy despite its markedly lower radiation dose. In fact, it’s unlikely to miss coronary calcification in patients with at least moderate calcium load and could offer a sensible alternative for some patients sent for coronary CT angiography.

NIH awards Naren Vyavahare $1.47 million to advance research in abdominal aortic aneurysms

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Naren Vyavahare $1.47 million to advance research into abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

FDA: Marketing for first whole slide imaging system for digital pathology approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS), the first whole slide imaging (WSI) system that allows for review and interpretation of digital surgical pathology slides prepared from biopsied tissue.

Building cancer awareness in African-American communities

Huffington Post contributor Cecelia Brewington, MD, recently shared an important message in regards to screening, during National Minority Health Month (April) and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 9-15).

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