How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer?
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - PET/MRI could very well provide all the answers clinicians need to evaluate and direct treatment for patients with rectal cancer, according to a trio of studies presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Edison at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting. Other major product launches include a new CT scanner family, a new series of nuclear medicine systems, and workflow tools for MRI, x-ray, and other modalities.  Discuss
Philips shows new MRI, AI technologies at RSNA 2018
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is launching a variety of new imaging technologies at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including an MRI scanner that dramatically cuts helium use and an updated platform designed to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.  Discuss
Cardiac PET helps assess revascularization benefits
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - By performing myocardial perfusion imaging with cardiac FDG-PET before revascularization, clinicians can better assess the benefits of that procedure and predict near-term outcomes for patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction, according to a study presented on Sunday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
New SPECT tracer targets NSCLC receptor
November 9, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.S. and China are developing a SPECT tracer that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The radiotracer targets a key receptor linked to the progression of NSCLC, according to a preclinical study published in the November issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Deep-learning algorithm predicts Alzheimer's disease
November 7, 2018 -- By learning to identify the metabolic patterns of Alzheimer's disease, a deep-learning algorithm for brain FDG-PET studies can accurately predict the onset of this devastating disease years before a clinical diagnosis can be made, according to new research published online in Radiology.  Discuss
Many clinicians don't follow PET/CT reporting guidelines
November 7, 2018 -- There is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to clinicians following established reporting guidelines for oncology PET/CT scans. A survey of more than 200 imaging sites worldwide found a "lack of awareness" that reporting standards even exist, according to results published online November 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Robot arm assists with PET/CT-guided needle biopsies
November 6, 2018 -- By combining a robotic arm-assisted needle navigation system with PET/CT, researchers in India are performing more-accurate targeted biopsies for suspicious bone and bone marrow lesions with near-perfect diagnostic results, according to a study published online November 1 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Quantitative PET better estimates amyloid plaque burden
October 18, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have developed a quantitative method of analyzing PET images acquired with the radiopharmaceutical flutemetamol that may top semiquantitative methods for identifying dementia-causing amyloid plaque, according to a study published online October 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
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