Exposure to radioiodine can lead to DNA damage in thyroid cells and other tissue, but new research suggests current radiation protection principles may not be sufficiently monitoring radiation exposure to nuclear medicine professionals.

Pairing multispectral optoacoustic tomography with ultrasound provided biomarker information that may better diagnose patient's with autoimmune diseases and thyroid nodules.

Results from a study published Oct. 14 in Nature Communications showed the tracer could identify pancreatic, cervical and lung cancer, in addition to a lung tissue disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

“At the end of five years, we hope to have a radioactive tracer that will be able to detect Parkinson’s early on and provide detailed information about the disease’s progression, which is critical for discovering and testing new treatments," said Robert H. Mach, PhD, a researcher involved in the project.

The funds, managed by Oaktree Capital Management, will support SHINE’s commercialization of molybdenum-99 and lutetium-177 (Lu-177) in addition to construction of the physical production facility.

Standardizing protocols for preclinical PET/CT imaging can help translate research findings to the clinical setting, according to a study published Sept. 27 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Metrics based on PET/CT imaging can identify neuroendocrine tumor patients who may benefit from peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) better than traditional imaging-based scoring measures, according to a study published in the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Authors of a new study published Sept. 20 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine argue that gallium-68 (68Ga) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 PET/CT imaging can offer additional insight into bone metastases in prostate cancer patients and should be more widely used.

Three chapters published in June by The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) are under appeal and postponed "until further notice."

Integrating 18FDG-PET/CT radiomic tumor and bone marrow features can help predict outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a Sept. 17 study published in Radiology.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) confirmed it has shut down its Lucas Heights nuclear medicine facility following a “mechanical fault,” The Guardian reported. The shutdown puts an added strain on Australia’s already short supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99).

“We anticipate that these expert multisocietal consensus recommendations on multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis will standardize the diagnosis and improve the management of this highly morbid and underdiagnosed disease," wrote authors of the new guidelines published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.