Molecular Imaging

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a portable optical imaging system that can visualize molecular features of breast tissue after it's been surgically removed from a patient, according to research published Dec. 19 in Science Advances.

PSMA PET/CT detected more lesions in patients with prostate cancer and resulted in more changes in management than CT alone when utilized prior to radiotherapy, reported authors of a Dec. 14 study in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

The new platform—which can automatically detect motile parasites in bodily fluids and analyze more than three milliliters of a bodily fluid sample in 20 minutes—provides images clearer than those from traditional optical microscopy, according to research published online Dec. 12 in the journal Light: Science & Applications.

In patients with prostate cancer, accurate primary staging is important for developing a treatment strategy. A study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found whole-body PET/MRI may offer a “one-stop-shop” to do so.

The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL) was awarded a five-year, $6.3 million grant to establish a new research center to develop and test novel PET tracers.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can generate high-quality amyloid PET images from simultaneously acquired MR images and ultra-low-dose PET data, according to a Dec. 11 study published in Radiology.

PET imaging may hold promise for personalizing treatment in patients with tuberculosis meningitis (TBM), a rare disease that leaves some survivors with permanent brain damage, reported researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Authors of a recent study reported improved survival in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) whose first-line therapy was guided by PET/CT instead of CT alone.

The use of [18F]Fluciclovine-PET imaging is steadily increasing in patients with suspected prostate cancer, but a new single-center study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found some have more difficulty undergoing the exam than others.

The Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) shortage is expected to subside over the coming few weeks as generators across the globe slowly begin to resume production, according to the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

While the number of female medical students has risen, women specialists remain underrepresented in nuclear medicine in the U.S. and Canada—specifically in academic and leadership positions, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

In pediatric patients with chemotherapy-resistant liver cancer, targeted tumor radiation can improve survival or help shrink the tumor to allow for surgery, according to a recent study published in Pediatric Blood and Cancer.