PET/CT could be useful for diagnosing fever
August 27, 2020 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT could be an effective tool for evaluating unexplained fevers -- and thus improving how quickly patients can be diagnosed, according to a study published online August 23 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.  Discuss
PET/MRI ups lesion detection by 15% for some cancers
August 26, 2020 -- In a study of more than 1,000 exams, PET/MRI improved lesion detection by more than 15% compared with PET/CT in selected cancers -- namely malignant bone disease and lung cancer. In addition, PET/MRI reduced ionizing radiation by nearly 80% when compared with PET/CT.  Discuss
Follow-up SPECT/CT scan tracks radionuclide dose
August 13, 2020 -- Australian researchers have developed a technique that uses a follow-up SPECT/CT scan after radionuclide therapy to personalize the radiation dose delivered, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
New radiotracer increases multiple myeloma survival
August 11, 2020 -- A new alpha-radioimmunotherapy agent, Pb-212-anti-CD38, prevented tumor growth and increased survival in multiple myeloma tumor-bearing mice, according to new research published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FDG levels show link between Alzheimer's, Down syndrome
July 29, 2020 -- PET imaging has revealed reduced FDG uptake in key brain regions associated with early- and late-stage Alzheimer's disease among people with Down syndrome. The findings could indicate the degree of brain atrophy in individuals, as well as one reason why this patient population is susceptible to dementia.  Discuss
Radiomics can predict treatment outcome for NSCLC
July 27, 2020 -- Radiomics features on pretreatment FDG-PET exams can foretell outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to research presented at the 2020 virtual annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Molecular imaging mourns death of Stanford's Gambhir
July 20, 2020 -- The molecular imaging and radiology communities are mourning the death of Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, PhD, the chair of radiology at Stanford University, who died of cancer on July 18. He was 57.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: AI analysis of PET could help classify prostate cancer
July 17, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm may be able to assist in classifying prostate lesions on 3D prostate-specific membrane antigen-PET exams, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Researchers develop novel prostate cancer agents
July 16, 2020 -- Research on prostate cancer imaging agents that can be produced faster and cheaper than current radiotracers -- and also have therapeutic potential -- was presented by a group from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma
July 15, 2020 -- A new, relatively long-lived PET tracer can safely and effectively image patients with glioblastoma, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). The tracer also shows potential as a radiotheragnostic agent.  Discuss