New PET/CT tracer reliably detects prostate cancer
May 13, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine departments now have a second reliable radiopharmaceutical to consider with PET/CT when staging for prostate cancer, according to a study in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET tracer could more precisely diagnose Alzheimer's
May 12, 2020 -- A new PET tracer called RO-948 could become the standard method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, accurately differentiating the condition from other neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study published May 11 in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
MRI offers kids radiation-free chemo response tracking
May 5, 2020 -- Whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI appears to help clinicians effectively assess tumor response to chemotherapy in children, according to a study published May 5 in Radiology.  Discuss
SNMMI unveils plans for virtual 2020 annual meeting
April 30, 2020 -- Due to continued concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) announced on Thursday that its 2020 annual meeting will be held online July 11-14.  Discuss
Travel cards could help radiopharma patients avoid delays
April 29, 2020 -- Patients who undergo radiation treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE for neuroendocrine tumors should receive and carry a travel card with details of their regimen to reduce unnecessary security checkpoint delays, according to an article published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
MRI, PET strengthen iron, tau link to Alzheimer's
April 28, 2020 -- Using MRI and PET independently, researchers have further established that there is a significant relationship between excessive iron accumulation and tau protein deposits in brain regions linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online April 24 in Brain.  Discuss
Nuclear medicine guidelines promote COVID-19 safety
April 27, 2020 -- How can nuclear medicine departments keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic? A new set of guidelines from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provides some guidance.  Discuss
Optical elastography finds cancer in surgical margins
April 23, 2020 -- Surgeons may one day use a new type of optical-based elastography to identify residual cancer in the margins during breast-conserving surgery, according to a study published in the April edition of Cancer Research.  Discuss
KLM commits to deliver radioisotopes to U.S.
April 22, 2020 -- In a move designed to keep medical isotope supply shipments moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed to allow medical isotopes to be carried on its planes from Europe to the U.S., starting April 27.  Discuss
PET/CT pinpoints Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment response
April 20, 2020 -- PET/CT significantly outperformed CT alone in predicting treatment response in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma when treated with the cancer drug nivolumab, according to multicenter results published April 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
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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