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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

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).