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.
July 09, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
The shutdown of Australia’s sole nuclear medicine generator 10 days ago due to mechanical problems is beginning to impact patient treatment, particularly for individuals in rural parts of the country, the Guardian reported.
July 09, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
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.
July 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 21, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Positron emission tomography (PET) has historically been an afterthought in musculoskeletal imaging for many logical reasons, but authors of a new investigation believe the method should play a larger role in managing these patients.
June 21, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
New 2018 guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) protocols on conventional and novel single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for nuclear cardiology practitioners has received praise from the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).
June 20, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A new molecular imaging system developed by researchers from the University of Illinois can show living tissue in great detail and may allow researchers to monitor cancerous cells as they progress inside the body.
June 20, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Three international experts recently argued for a resolution to the salivary gland (SG) toxicity side effect seen in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with I-131 labeled PSMA radioligand therapies (PRLT).
June 19, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
Researchers from Sweden have developed a fully automated PET spatial normalization method for amyloid-β (Aβ) imaging that may reduce interpretation variability among readers and monitor the effectiveness of patients treated with anti-Aβ drugs—a promising step for Alzheimer’s research.
June 08, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
In a blow to Medicare patients with metastatic cancers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has rejected reimbursement coverage for 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography (NaF PET) imaging.
May 25, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
New guidelines for researchers wanting to study how molecules in the body use metals such as iron and magnesium to maintain good health have been established by researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA).
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May 21, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A team of scientists found therapeutic treatment using radiopharmaceutical I-131 mIBG can effectively mitigate symptoms of certain neuroendocrine tumors and resulted in improved prognosis for patients with symptomatic progression, radiographic response or stability and biochemical response.
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May 21, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A new discovery involving diamonds may significantly cut costs related to medical imaging and drug-discovery devices, according to a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California, Berkeley. 
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May 18, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
A team of German researchers used PET/CT and modeling practices to create a new method to pattern and predict tumor response in radioligand therapy (RLT), which authors say is the first attempt to do so.
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May 18, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
The "disease screening pill," developed by researchers from the University of Michigan, lit up malignant tumors in mice when exposed to near-infrared light—all without the use of radiation, according to a study published in Molecular Pharmaceutics.
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May 17, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
On May 17, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced the Value Initiative Industry Alliance—a collaboration among corporate community members that will help implement the organization’s Value Initiative and advance nuclear medicine.
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