PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer
May 26, 2021 -- FDG-PET/MRI combined with ultrasound could reduce the need for invasive biopsy to confirm suspicious findings in women with newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer, according to a study by German researchers published May 20 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection
May 24, 2021 -- PET imaging showed abnormal radiotracer uptake in the lymph nodes of cancer patients after they received COVID-19 vaccinations in a new study published May 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The finding suggests the phenomenon may confound image interpretation and lead to unnecessary biopsies. Read More
PET promises new approaches in detecting atherosclerosis
May 13, 2021 -- PET imaging has moved to the forefront of molecular imaging of atherosclerosis, according to a study published May 7 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The researchers examined the new radiotracers that are available and described their pros and cons. Read More
PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients
May 10, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT scans can help detect major depression in cancer patients, according to research published May 6 in PLOS One. The finding suggests PET/CT images could serve double duty by helping screen for major depression in cancer patients. Read More
Carbon-11 PET tracer appears safe for colon cancer detection
May 6, 2021 -- PET imaging with a carbon-11 glutamine radiotracer appears to be a safe and effective method for detecting metastatic colorectal cancer, according to a first-in-human study of the radiotracer published April 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Women and minorities underrepresented in nuclear medicine
April 29, 2021 -- Women and members of racial and ethnic groups are significantly underrepresented in nuclear medicine (NM) in the U.S., according to research published April 25 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
New PET tracer may show early pathology of Alzheimer's disease
April 28, 2021 -- A new PET tracer may be effective for visualizing early pathological signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by Swedish researchers that was published April 23 in Molecular Psychiatry. Read More
FDG-PET/CT may increase survival in SCC patients
April 27, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT imaging can increase survival rates in patients with newly diagnosed, treatment-naive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity, according to a study published online April 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
SNMMI lands 'Hangover' star Jeong as guest speaker
April 26, 2021 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has announced that comedian Dr. Ken Jeong -- who rose to fame as a kidnapped gangster in "The Hangover" -- will be a guest speaker at the group's 2021 virtual meeting in June. Read More
PET tracers reveal long-term consequences of brain injuries
April 21, 2021 -- PET/MRI scans with novel radiotracers indicate that young athletes may suffer from long-term neurodegeneration after experiencing multiple sports-related brain injuries, according to a recent study by a group of Swedish researchers. Read More