Molecular Imaging

Monitoring cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers and imaging for genetic mediators of brain injuries in children may help identify those at risk for abnormal brain development, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

By 2030, some 3.5 million Americans are expected to be living with total knee replacements. The price of performing total-knee arthroplasty (TKA) revision surgery continues to rise, costing 60 percent more than the initial replacement. Researchers set out to identify a more cost-effective method.

A new molecular technique using modified diamonds could increase the sensitivity of an MRI and improve patient diagnosis, according to a University of Melbourne press release.

A team of international researchers has developed new tissue-clearing protocols for the 3D imaging of human brain tissue that may help answer questions around microstructural anatomy.

A new multimodal imaging approach produced highly-advanced molecular three-dimensional (3D) images of staph infection and may be instrumental in fighting antibiotic resistant infections, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine.

Researchers from Stanford University and two universities in China have recently developed a PET scan-compatible imaging agent that may help predict which lung cancer patients would benefit from a widely used drug or treatment, according to a recent Stanford news release.

Italian researchers found an innovative nuclear medicine imaging agent that targets copper buildup in tumors to detect prostate cancer recurrence in patients with biochemical relapse.

Northwestern University researchers may have uncovered how parts inside human cells interact with each other thanks to a newly developed machine learning algorithm technology.  

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used 3D imaging to show molecular transactions that occur during the earliest stages of pregnancy, according to a recent Cincinnati Children's release.  

Cancer drug development is rapidly expanding. Although crucial for treatment, it also eats up healthcare dollars and resources. A study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine found molecular imaging can play a role in providing critical information to develop these drugs and potentially save money spent on failed clinical trials.

As the number of nuclear medicine (NM) procedures performed in the U.S. gradually increases, the procedure used to assess organ function and treat disease through ionizing radiation continues to harm and damage the eyes of radiologic technicians performing it. 

Researchers may have found a clearer understanding of what causes alcohol dependence, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM).