Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors
June 7, 2018 -- The ability to detect cancerous gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors soon might get a boost from a radiolabeled PET tracer that is better able to bind to tumors, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET directs esophageal cancer treatment for better outcomes
June 5, 2018 -- By using PET scans to assess the efficacy of chemotherapy for esophageal cancer early in the course of treatment, clinicians can change their treatment strategy if necessary and greatly improve patient outcomes, according to a presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease
June 4, 2018 -- Researchers have used a new PET tracer to identify areas of inflammation in the colon in mice. The technique could eventually be able to improve the visualization and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in humans, according to an article published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  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