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.

A prospective comparison study of two PET tracers found 18F-FDG could provide valuable measures of activity in bone-dominant (BD) metastatic breast cancer (MBC) patients, while also predicting responses to therapy.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced efforts to widen the scientific community's access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) through its Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program.  

A team at the University of Alberta in Canada has devised a method utilizing a cyclotron particle accelerator to produce the radioactive tracer technetium-99m—the parent of Molybdenum-99. It may be able to produce enough radioactive isotope for the entire province, reports.

Scientists at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) announced they had merged two microscope technologies to generate clearer images of rapid processes occurring inside human cells.

A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers—conducting the first in-human PET study of three novel tau radiopharmaceuticals in Alzheimer’s disease patients—found [18F]RO-948 was the most capable for characterizing tau pathology in the disease.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) addressed two letters to Aetna recommending the health insurance giant alter its radiopharmaceutical coverage policy to include PET imaging agents dotatate and fluciclovine.

A high-tech microscope developed by scientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine has captured images of cancer-causing viruses clinging to human DNA, according to a UVA Health System release.

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) news release published April 17, NIH scientists observed in real time how immune system cells cooperatively fix the damaged lining of the brain after a concussion.

Columbia University researchers recently found that the human brain continues to produce hundreds of new neurons every day, even into old age, according to an article by the Los Angeles Times.

A team of Stony Brook University-led researchers in New York created a method using deep learning digital pathology to map cancerous immune cell patters that may help guide new cancer therapies.

Radiopharmaceutical dosimetry (RD) is an integral part of nuclear imaging and therapy, but current standards for documenting and reporting compound travel patterns inside the human body—biodistribution—in dosimetry-related studies do not exist.