MRI and PET match diagnosing prostate cancer
February 18, 2022 -- MRI and PSMA-PET are equally effective diagnostic tools for detecting clinically significant tumors in patients with prostate cancer, according to a study published February 16 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Read More
PET predicts treatment response in arthritis patients
February 15, 2022 -- PET imaging of immune cells involved in bone and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis can predict which patients will respond early to treatment, according to a study published February 11 in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases. Read More
MET-PET useful for diagnosing childhood brain tumors
February 10, 2022 -- Brain PET imaging with carbon-11 methionine may be an effective new approach for identifying developmental brain tumors in children and adolescents, according to a study published February 7 in PLOS One. Read More
PET/CT proves value diagnosing fevers of unknown origin
February 9, 2022 -- F-18 FDG PET/CT is effective for diagnosing fevers of unknown origin in more than half of cases after other imaging approaches have failed, according to a study published February 3 in Scientific Reports. Read More
PET/MRI appears safe for pregnant women
February 8, 2022 -- A study by researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute has shown that hybrid PET/MR imaging exams in pregnant women pose little risk of harmful radiation exposure to the fetus. The results were published online February 3 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET tracer shows brain activity in early Alzheimer's disease
February 4, 2022 -- Researchers have developed a PET radiotracer that reveals activity in brain cells that may be involved in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published January 27 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Arab Health: Radiology has role to play in precision oncology
January 27, 2022 -- Radiology can play a major role in developing the field of precision oncology in coming years by advancing integrative diagnostics, according to a January 25 presentation by Dr. Hedvig Hricak, PhD, at Arab Health 2022 in Dubai. Read More
Water leak at Dutch reactor imperils supplies of medical isotopes
January 26, 2022 -- A shutdown at a nuclear reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, will impact global supplies of molybdenum-99 and lutetium-177 for medical use in coming weeks, warned Europe's nuclear medicine agency. Read More
uPAR-PET looks promising for diagnosing neuroendocrine cancer
January 25, 2022 -- A new PET radiotracer developed by Danish researchers appears promising for establishing the risk of disease progression and death in patients with neuroendocrine cancer, according to a study published January 20 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Rapid amyloid PET scans show promise in Alzheimer's disease
January 24, 2022 -- Amyloid PET imaging performed in just a few minutes appears equal to standard FDG-PET imaging for detecting glucose hypometabolism in Alzheimer's disease patients, according to a study published January 18 in the European Journal of Hybrid Imaging. Read More