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In a recent editorial published in the November issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Werner Hacke, MD, PhD, DSc, discussed a new era of imaging selections for patients who are looking to benefit from a thrombectomy performed long after the onset of a stroke.

According to a new study published by the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase elderly individuals' risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.  

Using PET with the radiotracer 18F-florbetapir, researchers in Sweden have found that the topology of amyloid clusters can help tip off clinicians to the presence and progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients who don’t yet present symptoms.

Radiology and orthopedics researchers at Stanford have shown the prowess of nuclear imaging for identifying the specific source(s) of pain and reduced mobility in patients with chronic sciatica, a common low-back condition notorious for evading such pinpointing.

The effects of space travel on the human anatomy are extensive to say the least, taking into account the harsh impact zero gravity and the rapid ascension into space have on the bodies of astronauts. Yet, the amount of information detailing the effects spaceflight has on the configuration of astronauts' brains is limited, claimed in a recent study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 

 

Recent Headlines

Philips Medical forms research collaboration with CellPoint Philips Medical Systems will jointly develop better molecular imaging technologies for oncology with Englewood, Colo.-based biotechnology company CellPoint.
Mirada Solutions' software to assist in PET-CT imaging Mirada's fusion software offers automated tools to combine medical images from differ
Molecular Imaging kicks off mobile PET/CT service Molecular Imaging Corp. has initiated mobile PET/CT service in the northeast United States with contracts in New York.
CTI Molecular Imaging purchases fusion software company CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. in August acquired all the capital stock of Mirada Solutions Ltd., a developer of fusion software applications for medical imaging workstations, for approximately $22 million.
GEMS increases portfolio of pre-clinical imaging products A worldwide distribution agreement accelerates the market entry of ART Advanced Research Technologies pre-clinical optical molecular imaging system, SAMI, for the research and development for new therapeutic and diagnostic drugs.
Philips Medical's Molecular Imaging unit outlines collaborations Philips Medical Systems' recently created Molecular Imaging unit is moving ahead with research plans at four universities and with nuclear medicine imaging agent company.
Vital Images, Mirada Solutions to integrate imaging technologies Medical imaging software company Vital Images Inc. has signed an agreement with Mirada Solutions Ltd. to integrate Mirada's positron emission technology (PET) and image fusion software into Vital Images' Vitrea software.

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