AI can detect metastatic bone lesions on scintigraphy
September 13, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can identify and characterize suspicious bone lesions on whole-body bone scintigraphy exams in cancer patients, according to research published online September 4 in BMC Medical Imaging. Read More
PET identifies early responders to liver cancer treatment
September 10, 2021 -- PET imaging can predict how liver cancer patients are going to respond early after transarterial radioembolization, according to a study published online September 8 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
PET tracer assesses response to new prostate cancer treatment
September 8, 2021 -- PET imaging can identify whether or not patients respond to an investigational treatment for prostate cancer, according to a pilot study published in the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET/MRI better than MRI alone for detecting prostate cancer
September 3, 2021 -- Functional imaging with PET/MRI is better than anatomic imaging alone for detecting prostate cancer in men who have a significantly higher chance of developing the disease, according to research published August 31 in Radiology. Read More
Second-look PET/CT catches cancer spread
September 2, 2021 -- Is a second PET/CT scan worth it before radiotherapy treatment? Swiss clinicians think so, especially when there are delays of more than four weeks after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to a study published August 29 in Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology. Read More
PET reveals triple threat behind Alzheimer's dementia
August 31, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown for the first time how a triple threat of brain activity drives dementia in Alzheimer's disease patients -- and researchers created a visual map that lights up the culprit in action. Study details were published August 26 in Nature Medicine. Read More
AI helps reduce cancer PET imaging time and dose
August 24, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that significantly reduces PET imaging time and radiation dose in cancer patients is as effective as standard PET exams, according to a study in npj Digital Medicine. Read More
PET radiomics predict relapse in lymphoma patients
August 23, 2021 -- There's more to F-18 FDG PET than meets the eye -- especially if radiomics features are added -- when imaging patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to a study published August 18 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
Tau PET best for imaging Alzheimer's disease progression
August 19, 2021 -- PET radiotracers that detect tau are more effective than those that target beta amyloid for predicting future cognitive decline in older patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published August 12 in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy. Read More
New SPECT tracer detects aggressive breast cancer
August 16, 2021 -- A new SPECT tracer based on technetium-99m is safe in patients and can detect metastatic breast cancer -- in a few cases, better than biopsies can, according to a study published August 12 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More