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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.
PET imaging with PiB may help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

PET imaging with PiB may help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

The effort to find ways to detect and diagnose preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) has taken a big step forward with the use of positron emission tomography (PET), a "nuclear medicine" for imaging processes in the body, when PET is used with a special 'tracer' that binds to the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a characteristic cause of AD. [More]
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans more effective than current imaging standard for detecting NETS

Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans more effective than current imaging standard for detecting NETS

A recent study reported in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans are superior to In-111 pentetreotide scans, the current imaging standard in the United States for detecting neuroendocrine tumors, and could significantly impact treatment management. [More]
University hospital in Finland invests in digital pathology from Sectra

University hospital in Finland invests in digital pathology from Sectra

Kuopio University Hospital will be Finland's first fully digital pathology department following its investment in Sectra's IT solution for efficient storage, review and sharing of digital pathology images. The Diagnostic Imaging Center at Kuopio University Hospital is thereby extending its existing solution for handling radiology images (PACS) to also include pathology images. This enables in-depth cooperation between the hospital's radiologists and pathologists; two of the key functions in effective clinical care. [More]
Heavy marijuana use may lead to lower dopamine release in the brain

Heavy marijuana use may lead to lower dopamine release in the brain

In a recent study, researchers found evidence of a compromised dopamine system in heavy users of marijuana. Lower dopamine release was found in the striatum - a region of the brain that is involved in working memory, impulsive behavior, and attention. Previous studies have shown that addiction to other drugs of abuse, such as cocaine and heroin, have similar effects on dopamine release, but such evidence for cannabis was missing until now. [More]
Doctors now have better tool to assess individual kidney function

Doctors now have better tool to assess individual kidney function

Doctors now have a much-improved tool to assess individual kidney function, thanks to the work of an international team led by University of Saskatchewan medical imaging specialists Drs. Carl and Michal Wesolowski. [More]
Renishaw inVia to support development of nanomolecular probes in Kircher Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Renishaw inVia to support development of nanomolecular probes in Kircher Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering

The Kircher laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering is developing novel nanoprobes for molecular imaging, image-guided therapy and theranostics. [More]
New method uses MRT with Dixon sequence for accurate measurement of breast density

New method uses MRT with Dixon sequence for accurate measurement of breast density

A high breast density is an independent risk factor for breast cancer. MRT is the safest method for breast cancer diagnosis and is now used for early diagnosis. Medical University Vienna researchers at the University Clinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine have now successfully developed a method for the exact measurement of breast density using magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) examinations with the Dixon sequence. [More]
New BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office opens at St. Anthony's Hospital

New BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office opens at St. Anthony's Hospital

To improve access to high-quality, advanced cardiac surgery services in St. Petersburg and south Pinellas County, BayCare Health System has opened a BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office at St. Anthony's Hospital. [More]
Diagnostic imaging equipment market in Saudi Arabia expected to grow at CAGR of 7.9% during 2015-2020

Diagnostic imaging equipment market in Saudi Arabia expected to grow at CAGR of 7.9% during 2015-2020

Mordor Intelligence announces the publication of their research study titled "Saudi Arabia Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Market- Growth, Trends & Forecast (2014-2020)." The report is an in-depth analysis of the companies operating in the country, the current market scenario and the investment opportunities. [More]
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]
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