Molecular Imaging

Extending PET acquisition time during PET/MRI for rectal cancer staging increases identified lymph nodes and has no impact on scan time, reported authors of a recent American Journal of Roentgenology study.
Yale University reserachers have developed a new approach that can provide more information about molecular function inside the brain through linking gene expression patterns to brain signals captured by MRI-derived T1-weighted/T2-weighted mapping.
A new molecular imaging method developed by engineers from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, may improve cancer screening and treatment monitoring through high-frequency microwaves.  
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) released its list of members recognized for outstanding dedication and service in the fields of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.  
In the face of a challenging nuclear medicine (NM) landscape, defined by declining reimbursement and disruptive technology, a group of radiologists set out to determine work patterns of self-identified NM specialists.
Production of technetium-99m (Tc-99m) is expected to resume soon at the Australian generator that was forced to shut down in June, according to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO).
Yale University researchers have discovered a new PET imaging method that measures beta-cell mass which could improve monitoring, according to research published online in the August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  
Dutch researchers utilized a PET tracer to distinguish differences in estrogen receptor (ER) expression in metastatic breast cancer patients, according to a recent Journal of Nuclear Medicine study. Findings may enhance treatment for these patients.
Researchers from Columbia University in New York have developed a molecular imaging tool that can track metabolic changes in individual living cells in real time, according to research published July 30 in Nature Communications.
Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) successfully used high-resolution MRI and a cell-labeling technique to visualize nearly 100 cells, which may allow clinicians to assess the effectiveness of immune cell- and stem cell-based therapies to treat cancer.
For patients with metastatic prostate cancer, understanding its genesis and evolution can mean all the difference for treatment. But, what if, as a recent Journal of Nuclear Medicine perspective proposes, a new “clinical state” could improve understanding and treatment of the disease?
The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), along with a host of other leading medical imaging groups and vendors, addressed a July 18 letter to the Senate and House subcommittees on Energy and Water Development voicing its support for $20 million in additional funding to help establish domestic production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).
A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison successfully used PET imaging to visualize heart damage commonly seen in those with Parkinson’s disease. The technique will help develop therapies.
The shutdown of Australia’s sole nuclear medicine generator due to mechanical problems is beginning to impact patient treatment, particularly for individuals in rural parts of the country, the Guardian reported.
A novel PET imaging method may improve evaluation of joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients by targeting translocator protein (TSPO) expression in joint lining tissue, according to research published online in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Jul 05, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A team of researchers has created a virtual reality (VR) environment that allows users to manipulate 3D molecular proteins 10 times faster than with a 2D screen, according to a July 3 article by the New York Times.
Molecular Imaging
Jun 28, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Adding fluorine-18 (18F)-fluciclovine PET/CT to the diagnostic treatment plan of patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer can identify previously undetected lesions and alter treatment management for patients with the disease.
Molecular Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Conferences
Jun 27, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
European researchers have developed a robust macroscale imaging technique based on florescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) that can analyze cellular processes up to four centimeters in size.
Advanced Visualization, Molecular Imaging
Jun 26, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Researchers—led by Kevin Chen, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Microrobotics Lab—have found that spatiotemporally correlated data acquired using a single magnetic resonance (MR) sequence may be successfully used in a PET/MRI scanner for PET attenuation, motion and partial effects corrections.
Molecular Imaging
Jun 25, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A new group of officers has been selected at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2018 annual meeting, including president Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the department of radiology and imaging sciences at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Molecular Imaging
Jun 22, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
With PET and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers have demonstrated that T cells can be modified with the antibody report 1 (DAbR1) gene to enable in vivo tracking for immunotherapy, according to research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Molecular Imaging