Technology Focus: Radialis develops organ-based PET scanner
September 24, 2021 -- The vast majority of PET systems in medical imaging today are large scanners designed to acquire whole-body images. But Radialis Medical sees an opportunity for smaller systems optimized for high-resolution organ-based imaging. Read More
PET detects activity in early atherosclerosis
September 21, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown that an experimental radiotracer can detect cellular activity in the artery walls of patients with atherosclerosis, according to a study published September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Cardiac PET predicts outcomes in aortic stenosis
September 16, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown how impaired blood flow in small vessels of the heart may lead to myocardial stress and injury in patients with aortic stenosis, according to a study published online September 15 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
PET tracer predicts response to immunotherapy
September 14, 2021 -- An experimental PET radiotracer can predict whether patients will respond early to new immunotherapy treatments for metastatic skin cancer, according to a study published September 9 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
AI can detect metastatic bone lesions on scintigraphy
September 13, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify and characterize suspicious bone lesions on whole-body bone scintigraphy exams in cancer patients, according to research published online September 4 in BMC Medical Imaging. Read More
PET identifies early responders to liver cancer treatment
September 10, 2021 -- PET imaging can predict how liver cancer patients are going to respond early after transarterial radioembolization, according to a study published online September 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
PET tracer assesses response to new prostate cancer treatment
September 8, 2021 -- PET imaging can identify whether or not patients respond to an investigational treatment for prostate cancer, according to a pilot study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET/MRI better than MRI alone for detecting prostate cancer
September 3, 2021 -- Functional imaging with PET/MRI is better than anatomic imaging alone for detecting prostate cancer in men who have a significantly higher chance of developing the disease, according to research published August 31 in Radiology. Read More
Second-look PET/CT catches cancer spread
September 2, 2021 -- Is a second PET/CT scan worth it before radiotherapy treatment? Swiss clinicians think so, especially when there are delays of more than four weeks after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to a study published August 29 in Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology. Read More
PET reveals triple threat behind Alzheimer's dementia
August 31, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown for the first time how a triple threat of brain activity drives dementia in Alzheimer's disease patients -- and researchers created a visual map that lights up the culprit in action. Study details were published August 26 in Nature Medicine. Read More