Gamma Medica sets sights on continued progress in 2015
December 16, 2014 -- Molecular imaging developer Gamma Medica is hoping that 2015 will be a watershed year in its resurrection, some 21 months after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has refreshed its technology and is building its installed base as it regains its footing.
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PET/MRI matches PET/CT in NSCLC accuracy
December 4, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Using a 15-minute MRI protocol with PET, Swiss researchers achieved diagnostic accuracy equal to that of PET/CT for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Study results were presented on Wednesday at the RSNA conference.
Philips displays new spectral CT, MRI technology
December 3, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is highlighting a number of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including spectral CT and a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, as well as advancements in ultrasound, molecular imaging, and interventional x-ray.
Siemens RSNA highlights cover MRI, CT, US
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthcare is promoting a range of new technologies in its booth at RSNA 2014, including a 1.5-tesla MRI scanner, a single-source CT scanner optimized for spectral imaging, and ultrasound and interventional x-ray enhancements.
GE revives Signa MRI brand, launches CT and DBT
December 2, 2014 -- CHICAGO - The return of its storied Signa brand in MRI, a new family of Revolution CT scanners, and a new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) system with market clearance are among the new product introductions at RSNA 2014 for multimodality vendor GE Healthcare.
Brain connection changes could serve as Alzheimer's biomarker
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Studying how the brain makes -- or fails to make -- connections could produce a new imaging biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, potentially allowing patients to be diagnosed earlier and to receive treatment sooner, according to a study presented on Monday at RSNA 2014.
Toshiba RSNA highlights include PET/CT, angio, and 3T MRI
December 1, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Among the highlights in the RSNA 2014 booth of Toshiba America Medical Systems are a new PET/CT scanner, a new interventional x-ray system, a redesigned 3-tesla MRI magnet, and a new upgrade for the company's ultrasound scanner line.
DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies
November 30, 2014 -- CHICAGO - Adding diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to FDG-PET/MRI to stage women with primary or recurrent pelvic malignancies contributes minimal value and is not worth the additional scan time, according to a study from Germany presented on Sunday at RSNA 2014.
FDG-PET outshines SPECT for Alzheimer's disease
November 14, 2014 -- British researchers recommend FDG-PET over perfusion SPECT to diagnose and differentiate Alzheimer's disease from dementia with Lewy bodies after the hybrid modality proved its "significant superiority" in a study published online November 5 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Shine offers new technology to alleviate Mo-99 shortage
November 13, 2014 -- Since the severe global molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) shortage of 2009 and 2010, nuclear medicine practitioners have been glancing back over their collective shoulders to see when the next crisis might occur. Fortunately, plans are in the works to eliminate the angst, with one effort coming from Shine Medical Technologies.