SNMMI: PET tracks smoking's toll on immune system
June 26, 2019 -- Smoking tobacco takes a heavy toll on the immune system --a toll that can be documented by PET scans with a radiopharmaceutical based on carbon-11, according to research presented at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting in Anaheim, CA.
Siemens adds AI to molecular imaging line at SNMMI
June 26, 2019 -- At this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting, Siemens Healthineers is building on the foundation of its Biograph Vision PET/CT system, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June 2018, with artificial intelligence (AI) imaging techniques and multiparametric PET.
GE upgrades Discovery IQ PET/CT scanner
June 26, 2019 -- GE Healthcare is showing a second-generation model of its Discovery IQ PET/CT scanner with an additional ring of detectors at this week's meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting in Anaheim, CA.
Philips highlights ambient room for FDG uptake
June 26, 2019 -- At this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting, Philips Healthcare is highlighting its work in making FDG-PET exams more patient-friendly through the design of a special room in which patients can wait during the radiopharmaceutical uptake period.
United Imaging makes SNMMI debut in Anaheim
June 26, 2019 -- United Imaging Healthcare exhibited at its first Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting this week in Anaheim, CA, demonstrating PET/CT and PET/MRI systems, as well as its flagship whole-body PET scanner.
NEMA revises manual for gauging SPECT performance
June 24, 2019 -- The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has released an updated version of its manual for measuring and reporting the performance parameters of SPECT scanners.
Barco unveils new remote image reading technology
June 24, 2019 -- Image display firm Barco said it is introducing a new package aimed at facilitating remote reading of radiology exams.
Lantheus touts contrast echo study at ASE 2019
June 24, 2019 -- Lantheus Holdings, the parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, is directing attention to new clinical data for its Definity ultrasound contrast agent being presented June 24 at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting in Portland, OR.
Konica Minolta partners with Ga. hospital network
June 24, 2019 -- Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas and Emory Healthcare hospital network in Atlanta have formed a strategic partnership with the goal of developing new ways to personalize patient care.
Hologic offers to acquire SuperSonic Imagine
June 21, 2019 -- Women's imaging vendor Hologic has entered into an exclusive negotiation agreement for the acquisition of ultrasound equipment manufacturer SuperSonic Imagine.