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.
Apr 19, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Apr 17, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Apr 06, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Columbia University researchers recently found that the human brain continues to produce hundreds of new neurons every day, even into old age, according to an article by the Los Angeles Times.
A team of Stony Brook University-led researchers in New York created a method using deep learning digital pathology to map cancerous immune cell patters that may help guide new cancer therapies.
Apr 04, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Apr 04, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Mar 30, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Mar 28, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A new molecular technique using modified diamonds could increase the sensitivity of an MRI and improve patient diagnosis, according to a University of Melbourne press release.
Mar 21, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A team of international researchers has developed new tissue-clearing protocols for the 3D imaging of human brain tissue that may help answer questions around microstructural anatomy.
Mar 16, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Mar 08, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Mar 06, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Italian researchers found an innovative nuclear medicine imaging agent that targets copper buildup in tumors to detect prostate cancer recurrence in patients with biochemical relapse.
Feb 13, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Northwestern University researchers may have uncovered how parts inside human cells interact with each other thanks to a newly developed machine learning algorithm technology.  
Feb 09, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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. 
Feb 09, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.  
Jan 29, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.
Jan 26, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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. 
Jan 19, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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).   
Jan 16, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.  
Jan 09, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
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.