AI analysis of SPECT MPI scans can predict future cardiac events
June 14, 2021 -- The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can accurately predict future major adverse cardiac events, according to research being presented on June 13 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Read More
Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI useful for detecting lung fibrosis
June 14, 2021 -- PET imaging with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) shows promise as an effective way to identify and monitor pulmonary fibrosis, according to animal study findings presented at the virtual 2021 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. Read More
Are ventilation scans needed in pulmonary embolism assessments?
June 12, 2021 -- Are ventilation nuclear medicine lung scans really needed in cases of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE)? Perhaps not, according to two student talks on June 11 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). Read More
FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer
June 10, 2021 -- Abnormal PET radiotracer uptake in lymph nodes that can mimic malignant cancer is more common in patients who have had the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to research published June 10 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
AI classifies severity of Parkinson's on 3D SPECT
June 10, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of 3D SPECT exams can help physicians to determine a patient's stage of Parkinson's disease, according to research published online May 30 in Expert Systems and Applications. Read More
PET radiotracer tweaked for greater precision in AD detection
June 9, 2021 -- A new PET radiotracer based on previously studied radiopharmaceuticals may improve the detection of beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the August (in progress) issue of Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters. Read More
Physicists want ban on radioactive alternative medicine pendants
June 7, 2021 -- A group of Malaysian physicists are recommending a ban on so-called "scalar energy" pendants after finding that the alternative medicine trinkets are actually embedded with radioactive isotopes, according to a study published June 1 in Plos One. Read More
Choline-PET/CT offers best imaging for hyperparathyroidism
June 3, 2021 -- Choline-PET/CT should be the imaging tool of choice for localization of primary hyperparathyroidism in patients prior to surgery, according to research published June 3 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Read More
'Early frame' PET may reduce cost and burden in Alzheimer's disease
June 2, 2021 -- PET imaging of patients to detect Alzheimer's disease may be effective in minutes rather than hours after they are injected with a radiotracer, according to research published May 28 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The finding suggests "early frame" PET may reduce imaging costs and burden on patients and their families. Read More
Lantheus gets FDA nod for Pylarify PET agent for prostate cancer
May 27, 2021 -- Lantheus Medical Imaging has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Pylarify (F-18 DCFPyL), a PET radiopharmaceutical designed to target prostate-specific membrane antigen. Read More