FDG-PET/CT within a year of heart valve surgery looks safe
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - How soon after aortic prosthetic heart valve implantation can patients safely undergo FDG-PET/CT? A study presented Tuesday at the RSNA annual meeting found that such a scan within the first 12 months is quite feasible.  Discuss
Expansion of AI tools highlights GE at RSNA
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - New advancements in its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) program are a major focus in the RSNA 2019 booth of GE Healthcare. The company is rolling out Edison-based tools across multiple modalities, while also highlighting new developments in CT, MRI, interventional, and x-ray.  Discuss
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/MRI could be boon for meningioma
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The combination of gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE PET and MRI can greatly improve the assessments of how well patients with meningiomas respond to surgery and/or radiation treatment, according to a study presented Sunday at the RSNA 2019 meeting.  Discuss
United Imaging launches mobile PET/CT unit at RSNA 2019
December 2, 2019 -- CHICAGO - United Imaging Healthcare is marking its second RSNA meeting as an exhibitor by launching a new mobile digital PET/CT scanner, UMI 550. The company is also debuting an ultrawide-bore 3-tesla MRI scanner and is showcasing products that have received regulatory clearance since last year's meeting.  Discuss
Canon launches spectral CT, digital PET/CT at RSNA
December 1, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new wide-area spectral CT scanner with data reconstruction based on artificial intelligence, a new fully digital PET/CT scanner, and enhancements in ultrasound, MRI, and interventional imaging are among the highlights in the RSNA 2019 booth of Canon Medical Systems USA.  Discuss
PennPET Explorer acquires 1st human images
November 22, 2019 -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have published the first clinical images acquired using the prototype PennPET Explorer, the second of two large axial field-of-view whole-body PET imagers developed by the U.S.-based Explorer Consortium.  Discuss
PET uncovers heightened ischemia after TBI
November 18, 2019 -- A novel PET imaging technique has uncovered high levels of ischemia in patients within the first 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but it also showed the condition does begin to subside over the next 10 days, according to a study published online November 11 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
SNMMI agrees with CMS 2020 fee schedules
November 7, 2019 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is breathing a collective sigh of relief after this week's release by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of its 2020 physician and hospital outpatient reimbursement schedules.  Discuss
PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors
November 4, 2019 -- PET/MRI scans show middle-aged adults with high vascular risk factors have less whole-brain volume by the time they reach their late 60s, but their lifestyle and physical characteristics do not influence beta-amyloid accumulation, according to a study published online November 4 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
Deep-learning model characterizes PET/CT findings
November 1, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence algorithm shows a promising level of accuracy for identifying normal and abnormal results on FDG-PET/CT exams, and it could potentially help radiologists avoid missed findings, according to research published online October 28 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.  Discuss