Molecular Imaging

Authors of a recent study reported improved survival in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) whose first-line therapy was guided by PET/CT instead of CT alone.

The use of [18F]Fluciclovine-PET imaging is steadily increasing in patients with suspected prostate cancer, but a new single-center study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology found some have more difficulty undergoing the exam than others.

The Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) shortage is expected to subside over the coming few weeks as generators across the globe slowly begin to resume production, according to the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

While the number of female medical students has risen, women specialists remain underrepresented in nuclear medicine in the U.S. and Canada—specifically in academic and leadership positions, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

In pediatric patients with chemotherapy-resistant liver cancer, targeted tumor radiation can improve survival or help shrink the tumor to allow for surgery, according to a recent study published in Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

Deep learning can estimate full-dose PET images from scans with significantly lower dosages, according to a new study in the Journal of Digital Imaging. The method may make performing PET scans safer and more affordable.

Using focused ultrasound, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California have developed a noninvasive method that helps deliver drugs to within a few millimeters of a targeted area of the brain, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the journal Neuron.

After more than 30 years, a domestic supply of the radioisotope Iodine-131 (I-131) is now available for diagnostic imaging and thyroid cancer treatment.

Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria provided new guidance for selecting optimizing features from 18F-FDG-PET/CT studies—demonstrating feature variations can be minimized for selected image parameters and imaging systems, in a new study published Nov. 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Harvard University researchers used novel molecular imaging technology to make a first-of-its-kind “cellular atlas,” covering a key area in the brain to help study the genetic makeup and function of cells, according to research published online Nov. 1 in Science.

Clinical reporting strategies for PET/CT imaging exams in the oncology setting vary widely, according to results of a worldwide survey of clinicians published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Thirty percent of respondents reported they were unaware reporting guidelines existed.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) issued an alert Wednesday, Oct. 31, warning members of an expected shortage of Mo-99 during the first-half of November, according to a news release.