PET links anxiety and risk of cognitive decline
December 13, 2021 -- Clinical anxiety may increase the risk of cognitive decline in people with early signs of Alzheimer's disease on PET scans with the Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) radiotracer, according to research published December 8 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Read More
New tracer bests FDG for diagnosing liver cancer
December 10, 2021 -- PET/CT imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma with an experimental gallium-68-based radiotracer is more effective than with FDG, according to research presented at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
PET/MRI can improve diagnosis of peritoneal cancer
December 10, 2021 -- PET/MRI performs better than standard imaging for diagnosing cancer that has spread to the peritoneum from primary tumors in the abdominal cavity, according to research presented at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
PET diagnoses prosthetic joint infection
December 7, 2021 -- A new carbon-11-based PET radiotracer can help diagnose infection in patients with prosthetic joints, a major step toward a noninvasive method for imaging living bacteria in humans, according to research presented at the RSNA 2021 meeting in Chicago. Read More
New PET tracer detects lung tumors
December 3, 2021 -- An experimental PET radiotracer is safe and appears effective for detecting neuroendocrine tumors in patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent small cell lung cancer, according to research presented Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
PET/MRI proves TNF blockers effective for ankylosing spondylitis
December 3, 2021 -- PET/MRI scans of ankylosing spondylitis patients show that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers reduce the cellular bone activity driving the disease, according to research presented Thursday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
New radiotracer improves management of prostate cancer patients
December 2, 2021 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 DCFPyL detects more metastatic tumors and can significantly improve treatment decisions compared with conventional imaging in patients with prostate cancer, according to research presented Wednesday at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
GE targets radiology efficiency with new product launches
November 30, 2021 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching new products across a range of medical imaging modalities at RSNA 2021, with a common theme: making radiology departments and imaging centers more efficient. The introductions include a new MRI family and a new CT scanner. Read More
PET assesses brain function in COVID-19 patients
November 29, 2021 -- Patients with neurological symptoms due to COVID-19 appear to be in the clear after five months, according to a study presented Monday morning at RSNA 2021 in Chicago. Read More
Canon's virtual exhibit highlights include new MRI scanner
November 29, 2021 -- While Canon Medical Systems opted not to exhibit in person in McCormick Place, the company is still showcasing its products with a virtual exhibition. Among Canon's highlights are a new MRI scanner, deep learning-based enhancements in CT reconstruction, and a new ultrasound package. Read More