PET/CT shows link between stress and fatal heart condition
March 26, 2021 -- PET/CT has shown that increased activity in the amygdala region of the brain caused by stress can boost a person's risk of a sometimes-fatal heart condition called Takotsubo syndrome, also known as "broken heart" syndrome, according to a March 26 study in the European Heart Journal. Read More
Dutch look for answers to fix nuclear medicine training
March 26, 2021 -- Is there a way to stem the declining numbers of residents pursuing specialties in nuclear medicine in Europe and the U.S.? In a recent survey, Dutch researchers sought insights from residents on how to fix nuclear medicine training. Read More
New radiotracer for neuroendocrine tumors appears safe
March 23, 2021 -- A new radiopharmaceutical based on lutetium-177 being tested for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors is safe and effective and may allow physicians to cut the radiation dose patients receive by half, according to a study published online March 19 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Novel radiotracer shows promise for prostate imaging
March 22, 2021 -- An experimental new radiotracer is effective when used with PET/CT for detecting biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and may change patient management, according to research published online March 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET/MRI study looks at head injuries and Alzheimer's disease
March 18, 2021 -- PET/MRI showed in a recent study that a loss of cognitive function in older people due to head injuries that knocked them unconscious earlier in life was unrelated to pathology associated with Alzheimer's disease. Read More
When will PET/MRI live up to its promise?
March 16, 2021 -- From its early days 10 years ago to the present, PET/MRI has developed from a modality simply comparable to PET/CT to one that is changing clinical practice and becoming a potentially "killer application" in prostate cancer. Read More
AI reduces FDG dose on PET imaging
March 12, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can process F-18 FDG PET exams acquired at two-thirds of the standard radiopharmaceutical dose and produce diagnostically effective images, according to a study published March 9 in EJNMMI Physics. Read More
FDG-PET/MRI offers option for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
March 5, 2021 -- FDG-PET/MRI is a promising alternative to FDG-PET/CT for staging and gauging treatment response for Hodgkin lymphoma, with the benefit of less radiation to pediatric and adolescent patients, according to a study published online February 19 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Flortaucipir-PET scans show near-term dementia risk
February 17, 2021 -- Imaging specialists who visually interpreted flortaucipir-PET images were able to determine a person's risk of progressing to Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment within the next 18 months in a recent study. Read More
PET scans show early link between heart disease, brain function
February 16, 2021 -- PET scans demonstrate that middle-aged individuals with early signs of cardiovascular disease also have reduced brain metabolism, according to researchers from Spain. The findings indicate that the early stages of Alzheimer's disease could begin years before dementia occurs. Read More