Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
April 16, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment, and research going forward, according to a series of reports published April 15 in Radiology and Radiology: Imaging Cancer.  Discuss
How can nuclear medicine help with COVID-19 pandemic?
April 10, 2020 -- Radiology departments have been working overtime since the outbreak of COVID-19. But how nuclear medicine can contribute to the healthcare of the world's populations remains somewhat unclear, according to an article published online April 7 in Nuklearmedizin.  Discuss
PET links amyloid to cognitive decline in A4 study
April 8, 2020 -- Initial findings from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) study, published online April 6 in JAMA Neurology, have confirmed that high levels of amyloid on florbetapir-PET brain scans are an indication of cognitive decline.  Discuss
MRI effective for 3D printing of preop orbital plates
April 7, 2020 -- Using MRI data for 3D-printed orbital models can help clinicians plan surgery to treat blowout fractures, according to a study published in the April issue of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  Discuss
Incidental COVID-19 findings seen on routine FDG-PET/CT
April 3, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine practitioners should be prepared for incidental findings of COVID-19 when patients undergo FDG-PET/CT scans for routine oncologic indications, according to a study published online April 1 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Wuhan nuclear medicine docs give COVID-19 safety advice
March 31, 2020 -- Nuclear medicine specialists from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, have published safety precautions for dealing with patients, staff, and equipment during the pandemic in a March 25 article in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss
Digital FDG-PET offers insights into hearing loss
March 30, 2020 -- The use of digital PET to measure FDG uptake in the area of the brain devoted to hearing can help diagnose asymmetrical hearing loss and gauge the potential efficacy of a cochlear implant, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PSMA-PET/CT again shows prowess for prostate cancer
March 25, 2020 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PMSA)-PET/CT could become the primary modality approach in confirming the extent of prostate cancer and the most efficient way to direct patients to the most appropriate treatment, according to a study published March 22 in the Lancet.  Discuss
FDG-PET leads prediction on neuroendocrine tumor outcomes
March 18, 2020 -- FDG-PET has again proved its value by correlating positive neuroendocrine tumors in patients treated with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) to their chances of overall and progression-free survival, according to a study published March 13 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
IMV: PET scan volume continues growing at steady pace
March 10, 2020 -- Procedure volume in the PET market is continuing to grow at about 6% per year in the U.S. since 2013, reaching its highest level ever in the U.S. in 2019, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division.  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