SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients
July 15, 2020 -- An imaging technique that combines F-18 FDG PET and MRI was able to pinpoint the origins of chronic pain in patients and help their caregivers develop better management plans, according to a Monday presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PSMA-PET/CT changes prostate cancer management
July 15, 2020 -- PET/CT imaging with an F-18 DCFPyL prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiopharmaceutical changed prostate cancer management in two-thirds of cases, according to research presented July 13 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PET radiotracer measures stroke recovery
July 15, 2020 -- A new PET radiotracer may one day help clinicians evaluate stroke recovery, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting. Researchers used the radiotracer, F-18 SynVesT-2, to assess synaptic density in rat brains.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Image of the Year scans reveal 'super-agers'
July 14, 2020 -- A group of German researchers has received the Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for a series of PET images that show that older adults who maintained peak cognitive skills exhibited greater resistance to buildup of tau and amyloid proteins.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Radionuclide treatment paves way for immunotherapy
July 14, 2020 -- Could the administration of an yttrium-90-based radionuclide improve the performance of immunotherapy for prostate cancer? That's the suggestion of an animal study presented at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) virtual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: AI can aid in diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
July 14, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was highly accurate for diagnosing Parkinson's disease on dopamine transporter SPECT exams, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19
July 14, 2020 -- Implementing a proactive, multipronged strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic helped Mount Sinai Hospital safeguard its patients and staff as much as humanly possible, according to a Monday presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future
July 13, 2020 -- The early recruitment of medical students into nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is the key to the specialty's future, said Dr. Vasken Dilsizian during his president's address on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
Are community rads supported for oncology imaging?
July 10, 2020 -- Although the rate of advanced oncological imaging in specialized, academic cancer centers has increased over the past 15 years, most of these exams continue to be read by radiologists in other practice settings who may not have specific expertise, according to a study published July 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
PET, MRI uncover women's predisposition to Alzheimer's
June 24, 2020 -- PET and MR images have revealed four significant differences in the brains of middle-aged women and men that may shed light on why females are more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online June 24 in Neurology.  Discuss