SPECT agent could help spot DNA damage from radiotherapy
May 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the U.K. may have developed a way to observe in vivo DNA damage a few days after treatment for neuroendocrine tumors with lutetium-177-DOTATATE, according to a proof-of-concept preclinical study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
New PET technique visualizes early Alzheimer's disease
May 13, 2020 -- A new PET technique can visualize early Alzheimer's disease by imaging the synaptic density of the brain as indicated by the presence of a particular protein, according to a study by researchers from Yale University that was published May 13 in the Alzheimer's & Dementia Journal.  Discuss
New PET/CT tracer reliably detects prostate cancer
May 13, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine departments now have a second reliable radiopharmaceutical to consider with PET/CT when staging for prostate cancer, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET tracer could more precisely diagnose Alzheimer's
May 12, 2020 -- A new PET tracer called RO-948 could become the standard method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, accurately differentiating the condition from other neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published May 11 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI offers kids radiation-free chemo response tracking
May 5, 2020 -- Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI appears to help clinicians effectively assess tumor response to chemotherapy in children, according to a study published May 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
SNMMI unveils plans for virtual 2020 annual meeting
April 30, 2020 -- Due to continued concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced on Thursday that its 2020 annual meeting will be held online July 11-14.  Discuss
Travel cards could help radiopharma patients avoid delays
April 29, 2020 -- Patients who undergo radiation treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE for neuroendocrine tumors should receive and carry a travel card with details of their regimen to reduce unnecessary security checkpoint delays, according to an article published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
MRI, PET strengthen iron, tau link to Alzheimer's
April 28, 2020 -- Using MRI and PET independently, researchers have further established that there is a significant relationship between excessive iron accumulation and tau protein deposits in brain regions linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online April 24 in Brain.  Discuss
Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety
April 27, 2020 -- How can nuclear medicine departments keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? A new set of guidelines from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provides some guidance.  Discuss
Optical elastography finds cancer in surgical margins
April 23, 2020 -- Surgeons may one day use a new type of optical-based elastography to identify residual cancer in the margins during breast-conserving surgery, according to a study published in the April edition of Cancer Research.  Discuss
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Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety

How can nuclear medicine departments keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? A new set of guidelines from the IAEA provides some guidance.. Read more