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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.
Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer

Novel imaging agent can rapidly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer

New research demonstrates that a novel imaging agent can quickly and accurately detect metastasis of prostate cancer, even in areas where detection has previously been difficult. [More]
Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Morbidly obese individuals--those whose weight is more than double normal weight--are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to infections and other health-threatening complications. [More]
New report examines how public perceives role and responsibility of radiologists

New report examines how public perceives role and responsibility of radiologists

When it comes to visibility, radiologists, in many cases, are out of sight. They often receive and interpret images from afar, leaving a patient's referring physician or specialist to disclose the findings -- and, using the information supplied, answer questions about the diagnosis. [More]
New book features research that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits

New book features research that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits

Research from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits is featured in a new publication. [More]
PET imaging can accurately identify difficult-to-diagnose cardiac amyloidosis

PET imaging can accurately identify difficult-to-diagnose cardiac amyloidosis

Reston, Virginia - Researchers at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, have demonstrated that cardiac amyloidosis (abnormal deposits of proteins in the heart), which is notoriously difficult to diagnose, can be visualized noninvasively with positron emission tomography (PET) using the radiotracer fluorine-18 (F-18)-florbetaben. [More]
Optical and PET/CT activity-based probes could help in non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques

Optical and PET/CT activity-based probes could help in non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques

Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical and PET/CT activity-based probe to detect atherosclerotic plaques. The study is published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
Compound bearing hidden chirality can trigger autocatalytic preparation of chiral organic intermediates

Compound bearing hidden chirality can trigger autocatalytic preparation of chiral organic intermediates

The preparation of chiral compounds as intermediates in drug synthesis is one of the most important targets in synthetic organic chemistry. [More]
Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in past three decades

Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in past three decades

The incidence of thyroid cancer has tripled in the past three decades, yet the reason for this is not clear. [More]
Cross-disciplinary concepts may lead to effective, personalised cancer treatments

Cross-disciplinary concepts may lead to effective, personalised cancer treatments

It is not only tumours and metastases that differ in each type of cancer and each individual sufferer but also receptors in cells. [More]

New JGU cyclotron to be employed for research into potential applications in medicine

A new particle accelerator is further enhancing the research landscape at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. [More]
Next-generation advanced translational research preclinical imaging system unveiled by Bruker

Next-generation advanced translational research preclinical imaging system unveiled by Bruker

Bruker today unveils two new preclinical imaging systems at the World Molecular Imaging Congress 2016 in New York. The new systems are designed to deliver highest performance and improved convenience for routine imaging, and enable novel translational research into the causes, progression, as well as potential diagnosis and treatment of disease. [More]
New PET scan can detect prostate cancer earlier than MRIs and CT scans

New PET scan can detect prostate cancer earlier than MRIs and CT scans

Loyola Medicine is the first center in the Midwest to offer the first effective PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients. [More]
Advances in nuclear medicine production: an interview with Jayne Senior

Advances in nuclear medicine production: an interview with Jayne Senior

In my view, one of the greatest changes in recent history that has come about in nuclear medicine production is Australia’s full adoption of Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) technologies – in both the fuel and the target plates. [More]
New NCCN Imaging AUC released for eight new cancers

New NCCN Imaging AUC released for eight new cancers

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-approved provider-led entity for imaging appropriate use criteria, continues to build its library of AUC and has published NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria for eight new cancer types. Launched in June 2016, NCCN Imaging AUC currently are available for 20 cancer types. [More]
Study demonstrates safety and effectiveness of new SLN radiotracer in breast cancer patients

Study demonstrates safety and effectiveness of new SLN radiotracer in breast cancer patients

Determining whether breast cancer has spread to sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) is key to prognosis and treatment, making SLN mapping critical. [More]
Background parenchymal enhancement of the breast not linked to increased risk of cancer

Background parenchymal enhancement of the breast not linked to increased risk of cancer

Women with a certain gene mutation are among the high-risk patients for breast cancer. With a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) it is possible to detect tissue with measurable active blood supply which indicates an increased breast cancer risk. [More]
Sydney’s new nuclear medicine facility moves forward towards completion

Sydney’s new nuclear medicine facility moves forward towards completion

The international medical community is closely watching Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, as one of the world’s newest and most advanced nuclear medicine production facilities, moves forward towards completion. [More]
Researchers seek to develop novel antibody to treat glioblastoma

Researchers seek to develop novel antibody to treat glioblastoma

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Munich University Hospital are developing a novel antibody to treat brain tumors. [More]
New molecular breast imaging gives better image quality with reduced radiation dose

New molecular breast imaging gives better image quality with reduced radiation dose

Preliminary tests have demonstrated that a new device may enable existing breast cancer imagers to provide up to six times better contrast of tumors in the breast, while maintaining the same or better image quality and halving the radiation dose to patients. [More]
New, portable molecular imaging system combines optical imaging and scintigraphy

New, portable molecular imaging system combines optical imaging and scintigraphy

Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to a new and surprisingly portable molecular imaging system that combines optical imaging at the surface level and scintigraphy, which captures the physiological function of what lies beneath, announced developers at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. [More]
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