Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
April 17, 2018 -- A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies on patients who received nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans were exposed to residual radiation from the patients. While the radiation levels were low, the researchers advised that sonographers modify their scanning techniques.  Discuss
New Alzheimer's definition relies on imaging biomarkers
April 17, 2018 -- New research guidelines for classifying whether individuals have Alzheimer's disease rely heavily on the use of biomarkers from imaging scans. The new framework was published in the April issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.  Discuss
PET tracer may predict depression treatment success
April 9, 2018 -- A new PET tracer designed to target a certain protein in the amygdala is showing promise for determining the efficacy of treatment for major depressive disorder, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Bracco hits Jubilant with patent complaint on rubidium PET
April 6, 2018 -- Contrast developer Bracco Diagnostics has filed a complaint against radiopharmaceutical firm Jubilant DraxImage and two of its affiliates for alleged patent infringement regarding rubidium-based radiopharmaceuticals for cardiac PET studies.  Discuss
Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging
April 3, 2018 -- Swiss and German researchers have obtained promising results with a novel PET imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatment for people with various neurological diseases. The preclinical study was published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Special Feature
Men greatly outnumber women in academic nuclear medicine

The under-representation of women in academic diagnostic radiology has had a ripple effect in nuclear medicine, where men outnumber women by almost 6-to-1 in professorial and leadership positions in the U.S. and Canada. Read more

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