Patient vest monitors dose after radionuclide therapy
June 18, 2021 -- Researchers are developing a radiation tracking vest for patients to wear at home to monitor radiation dose to organs during radionuclide therapy, according to a study presented at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
Molecular imaging saw wins, losses over past year
June 17, 2021 -- You win some, you lose some. That adage could apply to the efforts of the nuclear medicine and molecular imaging community over the past year, according to the president's address by Alan Packard, PhD, at this week's annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
Healthcare disparities persist as COVID-19 pandemic fades
June 16, 2021 -- Dr. Sampson Davis, an emergency medicine physician and New York Times bestselling author, spoke at the SNMMI 2021 virtual annual meeting about his life growing up, attending medical school, and being on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also called others to action in the fight against racial injustice. Read More
SNMMI's Image of the Year shows COVID-19's long-term neuro effects
June 15, 2021 -- A series of FDG-PET images of COVID-19 patients that shows how the disease causes long-term neurological changes associated with cognitive impairment was given Image of the Year honors at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting. Read More
FDG-PET shows lipophilic statin users at higher risk of dementia
June 15, 2021 -- FDG-PET scans showed patients taking lipophilic statins may have more than double the risk of converting to dementia over eight years of follow-up compared with those not taking statins, according to a presentation on June 14 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI can detect 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 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
Researchers develop superresolution brain PET
June 14, 2021 -- Researchers have developed a new PET imaging system that significantly increases spatial resolution and could lead to improved detection of pathology associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented June 13 at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 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
AI analysis of SPECT MPI scans can predict future cardiac events
June 12, 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
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
Special Feature
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