RADIOLOGY NEWS
SNMMI 2020: Image of the Year scans reveal 'super-agers'
July 14, 2020 -- A group of German researchers has received the Image of the Year award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for a series of PET images that show that older adults who maintained peak cognitive skills exhibited greater resistance to buildup of tau and amyloid proteins.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: AI can aid in diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
July 14, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was highly accurate for diagnosing Parkinson's disease on dopamine transporter SPECT exams, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  Discuss
Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening
July 14, 2020 -- Cardiac CT exams used to evaluate patients' heart health could deliver the added benefit of screening for osteoporosis -- an especially valuable use given the prevalence of the modality, according to a study published July 14 in Radiology.  Discuss
On the bus: Mobile lung screening expands patient care
July 14, 2020 -- A lung cancer screening program that uses a customized bus to bring low-dose CT to patients in rural or underserved areas effectively expands access to this critical preventive service, according to a study published July 14 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  Discuss
PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients
July 14, 2020 -- An imaging technique that combines F-18 FDG PET and MRI was able to pinpoint the origins of chronic pain in patients and help their caregivers develop better management plans, according to a Monday presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
Radionuclide treatment paves way for immunotherapy
July 14, 2020 -- Could the administration of an yttrium-90-based radionuclide improve the performance of immunotherapy for prostate cancer? That's the suggestion of an animal study presented at this week's Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging virtual meeting.  Discuss
COVID-19 reduced imaging volume by 55%
July 14, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic reduced imaging volume by 55% at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve in Ohio, according to a study published July 12 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: How nuclear medicine handled COVID-19
July 14, 2020 -- Implementing a proactive, multipronged strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic helped Mount Sinai Hospital safeguard its patients and staff as much as humanly possible, according to a Monday presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
Breast cancer mortality higher after heart attack
July 14, 2020 -- Women with breast cancer are more likely to die of cancer after experiencing a heart attack, according to the findings of a July 13 study in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: Medical students key to the specialty's future
July 13, 2020 -- The early recruitment of medical students into nuclear medicine and molecular imaging is the key to the specialty's future, said Dr. Vasken Dilsizian during his president's address on Sunday at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) virtual annual meeting.  Discuss