The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) addressed two letters to Aetna, recommending the health insurance giant alter its radiopharmaceutical coverage policy to include PET imaging agents dotatate and fluciclovine.
A high-tech microscope developed by scientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine has captured images of cancer-causing viruses clinging to human DNA, according to a UVA Health System release.
According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) news release published April 17, NIH scientists observed in real time how immune system cells cooperatively fix the damaged lining of the brain after a concussion.
Radiopharmaceutical dosimetry (RD) is an integral part of nuclear imaging and therapy, but current standards for documenting and reporting compound travel patterns inside the human body—biodistribution—in dosimetry-related studies do not exist.
Monitoring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers and imaging for genetic mediators of brain injuries in children may help identify those at risk for abnormal brain development, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By 2030, some 3.5 million Americans are expected to be living with total knee replacements. The price of performing total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) revision surgery continues to rise, costing 60 percent more than the initial replacement. Researchers set out to identify a more cost-effective method.
A new multimodal imaging approach produced highly-advanced molecular three-dimensional (3D) images of staph infection and may be instrumental in fighting antibiotic resistant infections, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine.
Researchers from Stanford University and two universities in China have recently developed a PET scan-compatible imaging agent that may help predict which lung cancer patients would benefit from a widely used drug or treatment, according to a recent Stanford news release.
Northwestern University researchers may have uncovered how parts inside human cells interact with each other thanks to a newly developed machine learning algorithm technology.
Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have provided what they claim is the first 3D visualization of the dynein-dynactin complex bound to microbubbles, which is responsible for cell division and preventing the development of neurological diseases.
Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used 3D imaging to show molecular transactions that occur during the earliest stages of pregnancy, according to a recent Cincinnati Children's release.
Cancer drug development is rapidly expanding. Although crucial for treatment, it also eats up healthcare dollars and resources. A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found molecular imaging can play a role in providing critical information to develop these drugs and potentially save money spent on failed clinical trials.
As the number of nuclear medicine (NM) procedures performed in the U.S. gradually increases, the procedure used to assess organ function and treat disease through ionizing radiation continues to harm and damage the eyes of radiologic technicians performing it.
According to a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) press release, new research suggests that genetic variations in the lungs can differentiate between individuals who have stably low lung function early in life (that steadily declines with age) versus those who are at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to smoking.
A team of researchers has proven a new radiotracer, 2-18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol (18F-FDS), more adept at tracking bacterial infection in lungs than current imaging methods, while also distinguishing bacterial infection from inflammation.