Week in Review: GE to split up | PET to guide cancer therapy | Road to RSNA starts Monday

Dear AuntMinnie member,

The biggest news in radiology this past week was without a doubt the announcement that industrial conglomerate GE was planning a breakup into three independent companies, with GE Healthcare becoming a standalone pure-play company.

The news was surprising, but not shocking. GE has toyed with the idea of a breakup in the past, most recently in 2018 in a plan that was later shelved. Other large multinational corporations have also split off their healthcare divisions, most recently, Siemens with the launch of Siemens Healthineers in 2018.

GE's move reflects a new reality in which the large, diversified conglomerate has fallen out of fashion in favor of companies that, while still large in their own right, are more focused on their core vertical markets. Even as this newsletter was going to press, two more companies -- Johnson & Johnson and Toshiba -- announced breakup plans of their own.

Stay tuned for more news on how this story develops.

PET guide to cancer therapy

In the clinical realm, PET continues to show promise for guiding treatment of patients with exciting new therapies. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed the use of a gallium-68-labeled fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) radiotracer in patients with multiple types of cancers. They believe the findings lay the groundwork for FAP-labeled therapeutic isotopes.

Why has it been taking so long to realize the clinical potential of PET/MRI? That's the question asked by prominent U.K. radiologist Dr. Vicky Goh in a recent lecture at the British Institute of Radiology conference.

Get these stories and more in our Molecular Imaging Community.

Road to RSNA starts Monday

Don't look now, but the RSNA annual meeting is a little more than two weeks away. If it snuck up on you this year, don't worry -- your AuntMinnie has your back with our annual Road to RSNA preview coverage of the meeting. Starting on Monday, you'll be getting daily previews of important RSNA abstracts in each of the major imaging modalities -- all delivered straight to your email inbox. Get ready to get on the Road!

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