PET/CT can reduce mediastinal cancer biopsies
April 5, 2022 -- PET/CT scans can help prevent the use of invasive biopsies in patients with suspicious growths in the mediastinum, according to a study published April 1 in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Read More
PET visualizes early atherosclerosis
April 1, 2022 -- An experimental PET radiotracer can visualize immune cell activity in the artery walls of patients with atherosclerosis, a finding that could lead to a new approach for early diagnosis of the disease, according to a study published March 30 in Atherosclerosis. Read More
PET/MRI superior to MRI for diagnosing prostate cancer
March 31, 2022 -- PET/MRI imaging with an experimental prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiotracer appears superior to biparametric MRI alone for diagnosing primary prostate cancer, according to a study published March 28 in Prostate International. Read More
PET reveals visual brain pattern of long COVID
March 25, 2022 -- Nuclear medicine physicians in France have identified a metabolic pattern on brain PET images that indicates the presence of long COVID-19 in patients, according to a study published March 23 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
PET improves prostate cancer survival predictions
March 25, 2022 -- Prostate cancer PET scans can help predict how long patients may survive disease-free after radical prostatectomy, according to a study published March 17 in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
FDA approves Lu-177 PSMA-617 for prostate cancer treatment
March 23, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lutetium-177 (Lu-177) prostate-specific membrane antigen radioligand therapy for the treatment of patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Read More
NaF-PET reveals aortic wall injuries
March 22, 2022 -- PET imaging with F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF) can detect activity related to tears in the outer wall of the aorta and could help manage patients with acute aortic syndrome, according to a study published March 16 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Read More
Voxel-based technique improves tau PET for Alzheimer's disease
March 21, 2022 -- A new technique that tracks individual voxels on tau PET scans in patients with Alzheimer's disease appears effective for detecting early signs of the disease, according to a study published March 17 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Tc-99m SPECT/CT imaging detects COVID-19
March 18, 2022 -- Iranian nuclear medicine physicians diagnosed COVID-19 in an asymptomatic patient undergoing technetium-99m (Tc-99m) SPECT/CT imaging for prostate cancer, according to a March 15 report in the Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Immuno-PET reveals persistent HIV infection
March 15, 2022 -- A new immuno-PET imaging method may offer a novel approach to detecting low levels of HIV in patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study published March 9 in Nature Communications. Read More
Special Feature
Ringertz: Nobel prize for PET may lie on the horizon

A Nobel prize for PET imaging could well be on the cards in the years ahead, but identifying the most deserving recipient(s) is no simple task, Prof. Hans Ringertz revealed during ECR 2022. Read more

Conferences
34th Eastern Neuroradiological Society (ENRS) 2022 Annual Meeting
August 18-21
Burlington, Vermont United States
3rd Conference of Society for Image Guided Neurointerventions
August 22-23
Warwick, Warwickshire United Kingdom
New York Roentgen Society 2022 Annual Meeting
September 28-30
New York, New York United States
World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC)
September 28 - October 1
Miami, Florida United States
Online Lymphoma Imaging Fellowship
October 10-12
Barcelona, Catalonia Spain