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Nuclear medicine is a branch or specialty of medicine and medical imaging that uses radioactive isotopes (radionuclides) and relies on the process of radioactive decay in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In nuclear medicine procedures, radionuclides are combined with other chemical compounds or pharmaceuticals to form radiopharmaceuticals.
Molecular imaging and radiochemistry: the importance of instrumentation. An interview with Professor Björn Wängler

Molecular imaging and radiochemistry: the importance of instrumentation. An interview with Professor Björn Wängler

I’m Björn Wängler, Professor for Molecular Imaging and Radiochemistry at the medical faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University. I’m a radiopharmaceutical chemist by background and completed my PhD in 2004 at the University of Mainz. [More]
MabVax receives FDA authorization to initiate 89Zr-HuMab-5B1 Phase I trial in pancreatic cancer patients

MabVax receives FDA authorization to initiate 89Zr-HuMab-5B1 Phase I trial in pancreatic cancer patients

MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology drug-development company, announces receipt of notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizing initiation of a Phase I clinical trial with 89Zr-HuMab-5B1 as a new generation PET scan cancer imaging agent in patients with pancreatic cancer. [More]
A more effective method for detecting metastatic prostate cancer

A more effective method for detecting metastatic prostate cancer

Conventional imaging methods have limited sensitivity for detecting metastatic prostate cancer. With appropriate, timely treatment vital to survival and quality of life, better imaging has been an ongoing goal. [More]

JGU employs new particle accelerator to enhance research into radiopharmaceutical chemistry

A new particle accelerator will further enhance the research landscape at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. It is to be employed to conduct research into potential applications of medical relevance. [More]
TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital passes JCI and HIMSS Stage 7 assessment

TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital passes JCI and HIMSS Stage 7 assessment

On December 12, 2015, TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (TEDA) was validated by HIMSS Analytics with the Stage 7 Award, making it the first hospital in China which has passed JCI and HIMSS Stage 7 assessment at the same time. [More]
Experimental drugs that modify cell metabolism also halt tumor growth

Experimental drugs that modify cell metabolism also halt tumor growth

Experimental drugs that alter cell metabolism also halted tumor growth and extended survival in mice with cancers linked to changes in the same gene, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. [More]
Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Hendrik Jan Ankersmit's research group at the Clinical Department of Thoracic Surgery of MedUni Vienna has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects. This has now been discovered. [More]
PET-MRI combination may change management of high-risk cancer patients

PET-MRI combination may change management of high-risk cancer patients

PET/CT and whole-body MRI detect extraskeletal disease that may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study reported in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
Endomag’s new magnetic technology provides equivalent detection rates to current standards of cancer care

Endomag’s new magnetic technology provides equivalent detection rates to current standards of cancer care

A global shortage of the most commonly used radioisotope in medical diagnostic procedures, Technetium-99 (99mTc), will have a major impact on hospitals around the world within the next year. [More]
CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center named ACR-designated center for lung cancer screening

CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center named ACR-designated center for lung cancer screening

CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to residents of the Hudson County region, today announced that CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center has been named an American College of Radiology designated center for lung cancer screening, making it the second facility in Hudson County (after CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital) to receive this designation. [More]
Dementia specialists, PET imaging providers can now register to participate in IDEAS Study

Dementia specialists, PET imaging providers can now register to participate in IDEAS Study

Dementia specialists and PET imaging providers can now register to participate in the Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study at Ideas-Study.org. [More]
New approach helps create virtual models for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms

New approach helps create virtual models for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms

Virtual models can be created in the angiography room thanks to an approach developed by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine. The latest advances were presented by Dr. Gilles Soulez at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe conference on September 27, 2015. [More]
American College of Radiology supports collaborative, patient-centered approaches to reduce diagnostic errors

American College of Radiology supports collaborative, patient-centered approaches to reduce diagnostic errors

As a sponsor of the Sept. 22 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the American College of Radiology (ACR) congratulates the Committee on its thorough analysis of the complex process of diagnosis and its recommendations for improvement. [More]
University of Maryland Medicine offers MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment to Parkinson's patients

University of Maryland Medicine offers MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment to Parkinson's patients

University of Maryland Medicine (the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine) and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics (CMIT) has begun to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound on a deep structure within the brain related to Parkinson's disease - the globus pallidus. [More]
New book provides authoritative overview of neuroendocrine tumors

New book provides authoritative overview of neuroendocrine tumors

Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) originate from diffuse neuroendocrine cells that are dispersed throughout the body, predominantly in the gastrointestinal tract, islets of Langerhans in the pancreas and the bronchopulmonary system. [More]
PSMA PET imaging more precise than MR imaging for detection of high-grade prostate cancer lesions

PSMA PET imaging more precise than MR imaging for detection of high-grade prostate cancer lesions

A molecular imaging biomarker is able to detect fast-growing primary prostate cancer and distinguish it from benign prostate lesions, addressing an unmet clinical need. The new research, published in the July 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, is significant for patients with suspected prostate cancer that has not been confirmed by standard biopsy. [More]
Mallinckrodt subsidiary to acquire Therakos for $1.325 billion

Mallinckrodt subsidiary to acquire Therakos for $1.325 billion

Mallinckrodt plc, a leading specialty biopharmaceutical company, and The Gores Group, a global investment firm, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of Mallinckrodt will acquire Therakos, Inc. a leading immunotherapy company in a transaction valued at approximately $1.325 billion. [More]

Illinois Health and Science acquires IBA Molecular North America

IBA Molecular, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals, announced today the completion of the previously announced sale of its US operations, IBA Molecular North America, Inc., to Illinois Health and Science (IHS), a non-profit healthcare system based in Decatur, Illinois. [More]

MR Solutions unveils preclinical, cryogen-free MRI systems at ISMRM 2015 and SNMMI 2015

Delegates visiting MR Solutions’ new exhibition stand at ISMRM 2015 and SNMMI 2015, in June 2015, were thrilled to see the company’s 3T, 4.7T and 7T MRI cryogen-free magnet technology for preclinical imaging. [More]
Agfa HealthCare to launch new mobile DR system with FreeView telescopic column at AHRA 2015

Agfa HealthCare to launch new mobile DR system with FreeView telescopic column at AHRA 2015

Agfa HealthCare announces today that it will launch its new mobile DR system with FreeView telescopic column at AHRA 2015, the Association for Medical Imaging Management's annual meeting, in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 19-22. [More]
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