RADIOLOGY NEWS
ECR 2020: COVID-19 greatest health threat since Spanish flu
July 16, 2020 -- COVID-19 is the greatest health threat humanity has faced since the Spanish flu, Dr. Marie-Pierre Revel from Paris said in Wednesday's plenary lecture to kick off the virtual edition of ECR.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PET tracer could image, treat glioblastoma
July 15, 2020 -- A new, relatively long-lived PET tracer can safely and effectively image patients with glioblastoma, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). The tracer also shows potential as a radiotheragnostic agent.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PET/MRI finds location of chronic pain in patients
July 15, 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 (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PSMA-PET/CT changes prostate cancer management
July 15, 2020 -- PET/CT imaging with an F-18 DCFPyL prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) radiopharmaceutical changed prostate cancer management in two-thirds of cases, according to research presented July 13 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting.  Discuss
SNMMI 2020: PET radiotracer measures stroke recovery
July 15, 2020 -- A new PET radiotracer may one day help clinicians evaluate stroke recovery, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2020 virtual annual meeting. Researchers used the radiotracer, F-18 SynVesT-2, to assess synaptic density in rat brains.  Discuss
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
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
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
SNMMI 2020: 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 of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 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