AI cuts PET scan time in Alzheimer's disease
October 8, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to reduce the time required to acquire PET images of Alzheimer's disease from 20 minutes to five minutes without sacrificing image quality in a study published October 4 in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
SPECT predicts outcomes in brain surgery for epilepsy
October 5, 2021 -- By providing detail on perfusion in the brain, SPECT can predict how long patients with epilepsy will live free of seizures after brain surgery, according to a study published September 30 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
PET links heart disease risk and PTSD
September 29, 2021 -- PET imaging has found a link between heart disease risk and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Vietnam War veterans, according to a study published September 27 in Biological Psychiatry. Read More
New PET radiotracer more effective at detecting cancer
September 28, 2021 -- Chinese researchers have fine-tuned a PET radiotracer so that it detects cancer twice as effectively as its precursors, according to a study published September 23 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Technology Focus: Radialis develops organ-based PET scanner
September 24, 2021 -- The vast majority of PET systems in medical imaging today are large scanners designed to acquire whole-body images. But Radialis Medical sees an opportunity for smaller systems optimized for high-resolution organ-based imaging. Read More
PET detects activity in early atherosclerosis
September 21, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown that an experimental radiotracer can detect cellular activity in the artery walls of patients with atherosclerosis, according to a study published September 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Cardiac PET predicts outcomes in aortic stenosis
September 16, 2021 -- PET imaging has shown how impaired blood flow in small vessels of the heart may lead to myocardial stress and injury in patients with aortic stenosis, according to a study published online September 15 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
PET tracer predicts response to immunotherapy
September 14, 2021 -- An experimental PET radiotracer can predict whether patients will respond early to new immunotherapy treatments for metastatic skin cancer, according to a study published September 9 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
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