Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT?
July 5, 2018 -- Deep learning can classify bone lesions found on F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT exams, potentially enabling monitoring of individual lesions and faster interpretation times, according to research presented recently at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Philadelphia.  Discuss
Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events
July 3, 2018 -- A cardiac hybrid imaging technique that fuses SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with coronary CT angiography scans can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients suspected of having coronary artery disease, according to a study published online July 3 in Radiology.  Discuss
Novel nanoSPECT/CT radionuclide could aid cancer therapy
July 3, 2018 -- Swedish and Dutch researchers are reporting early progress in combining nanoSPECT/CT with a novel pretargeted radionuclide therapy for cancer that so far is nontoxic to the kidneys, according to a preclinical study published in the July issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
SNMMI: Theranostic agent awarded Image of the Year
June 27, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - A PET image that shows the combined power of the diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) use of molecular imaging to identify and treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer has been named this year's Image of the Year at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease
June 27, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - A study on amyloid plaque accumulation, white-matter hyperintensity, and cortical thickness has found that a patient's cerebrovascular characteristics should be considered for their potential effect on the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The findings were presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol
June 27, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - Artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of stress SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can be highly sensitive for all types of coronary artery disease, according to research presented Tuesday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
Live from SNMMI 2018: Nuclear medicine and patients
June 27, 2018 -- Patients justifiably are the centers of attention in imaging procedures, and the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is reaching out to them through the formation of a patient advocacy advisory board. In this video from SNMMI 2018, AuntMinnie.com Features Editor Wayne Forrest speaks with Josh Mailman, inaugural chair of the board.  Discuss
Live from SNMMI 2018: Update on radiopharmaceuticals
June 27, 2018 -- What's going on in the world of medical isotopes? From molybdenum supply to reimbursement, there is no lack of issues facing the Council for Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals (CORAR). Michael Guastella, CORAR’s executive director, spoke with AuntMinnie.com Features Editor Wayne Forrest during the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI: Fluciclovine-PET changes prostate treatment
June 26, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - With the addition of F-18 fluciclovine to PET/CT scans, clinicians changed the treatment regimen for a majority of men with recurrent prostate cancer and located previously undetected lesions in a new study, which was presented on Tuesday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) conference.  Discuss
SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives
June 26, 2018 -- PHILADELPHIA - Providing lutetium-177 prostate-specific membrane antigen radioligand therapy earlier to patients with metastatic prostate cancer can extend lives, according to research presented on Tuesday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) conference.  Discuss
Special Feature
Men greatly outnumber women in academic nuclear medicine

The under-representation of women in academic diagnostic radiology has had a ripple effect in nuclear medicine, where men outnumber women by almost 6-to-1 in professorial and leadership positions in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

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