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Researchers may have found a clearer understanding of what causes alcohol dependence, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM).  

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For all the challenges faced by preterm babies, limited research explores how birth early in the third trimester can affect hearing and understanding speech. A team of researchers, using MRI, found children born prematurely were more likely to face speech and language problems by the age of 2.

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.  

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago have two types of technology to predict how well a deaf child can learn language after receiving cochlear implant surgery. 

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.

 

Recent Headlines

CTI Molecular Imaging unveils high-resolution PET-CT system CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. introduced its new LSO Hi-Rez Reveal PET-CT system at last week's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Medrad selected as recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Medrad Inc. has received the 2003 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in recognition of achievements in quality and business excellence in the manufacturing category.
Hybrid Imaging Driving Nuclear Medicine Look for continued developments on hybrid imaging among the nuclear medicine vendors at RSNA 2003.
Molecular Imaging gets off to good revenue start in FY04 Mobile positron emission tomography (PET) supplier Molecular Imaging Corp. has released its unaudited results for its first fiscal quarter of 2004, ending Sept. 30.
CTI Molecular Imaging posts double-digit gains in FY03 Revenue growth across all of its product and service segments propelled CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. to higher revenue totals in FY03, ending September 30.
MedLink Healthcare Networks to take Molecular Imaging PET services Mobile PET provider Molecular Imaging Corp. will provide positron emission tomography (PET) services for MedLink Healthcare Networks Inc. under a new contract.
Toshiba Medical to sell CPS Innovations PET units in Japan Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. will distribute CPS Innovations' positron emission tomography (PET) products in Japan under a newly signed agreement.
... while GEMS promotes Bolze GEMS Medical Systems has appointed Steve Bolze as vice president of Amersham integration planning.
Hybrid Imaging Driving Nuclear Medicine The combination of positron emission tomography (PET) and CT are at the top of the list of integrated imaging modalities that have advanced the field of nuclear medicine.
Molecular Imaging teams with Siemens Medical Solutions Molecular Imaging Corp. and Siemens Medical Solutions have signed a five-year strategic alliance to purchase molecular imaging equipment from Siemens.

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