United Imaging breaks into U.S. imaging market
January 2, 2019 -- Shanghai-based United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) has officially put down stakes in the U.S. UIH Solutions made its debut at RSNA 2018 with a multimodality line of scanners, including a unique total-body PET scanner.  Discuss
Is menopause a good time to treat women for Alzheimer's?
December 21, 2018 -- By using women's menopausal status and levels of beta-amyloid plaque as markers for possible progression to Alzheimer's disease, researchers are hoping to determine the best time to begin treatment to slow the onset of the condition, according to a study published online December 12 in PLOS One.  Discuss
AI could bring ultralow-dose imaging to amyloid PET
December 18, 2018 -- With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), researchers have developed a way to generate diagnostic-quality images from PET/MR scans to detect amyloid deposits with considerably less radiotracer dose. Their findings were published online December 11 in Radiology.  Discuss
PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies
December 7, 2018 -- PET imaging tracers that track breast cancer enzymes could help guide treatment of the disease, especially in women with BRCA mutations and triple-negative subtypes of cancer, according to two studies presented this week at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
New PET tracer could better connect tau to Alzheimer's
December 7, 2018 -- Clinicians may soon have a new PET tracer to improve the detection of tau protein tangles in the brain, advancing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and subsequently leading to more effective treatments for dementia, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer
December 7, 2018 -- Can clinicians use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still produce diagnostic-quality images to detect breast cancer? Absolutely. It's feasible using a time-of-flight (TOF) imaging technique with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Spectrum Dynamics files lawsuit against GE
December 6, 2018 -- Molecular imaging technology developer Spectrum Dynamics has filed a lawsuit against GE Healthcare, charging GE with "theft and misappropriation" of its trade secrets and intellectual property regarding digital SPECT technology.  Discuss
Motion correction technique aids PET thoracic imaging
December 5, 2018 -- To combat poor image results from patient motion in cardiac PET scans, researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have developed an automated retrospective image reconstruction method that greatly reduces the unwanted effects, according to a study published online November 15 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Is an accurate two-minute biopsy viable?
December 3, 2018 -- Performing a reliable and cost-effective biopsy in less than two minutes is now possible, thanks to a noninvasive and nondestructive real-time optical imaging device, the head of Paris-based company LLTech Imaging claimed during RSNA 2018.  Discuss
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