PET tracers help guide breast cancer therapies
December 7, 2018 -- PET imaging tracers that track breast cancer enzymes could help guide treatment of the disease, especially in women with BRCA mutations and triple-negative subtypes of cancer, according to two studies presented this week at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.  Discuss
New PET tracer could better connect tau to Alzheimer's
December 7, 2018 -- Clinicians may soon have a new PET tracer to improve the detection of tau protein tangles in the brain, advancing the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and subsequently leading to more effective treatments for dementia, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
TOF PET/MRI makes dose reduction viable for breast cancer
December 7, 2018 -- Can clinicians use as little as 10% of the conventional FDG dose and still produce diagnostic-quality images to detect breast cancer? Absolutely. It's feasible using a time-of-flight (TOF) imaging technique with PET/MRI, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Spectrum Dynamics files lawsuit against GE
December 6, 2018 -- Molecular imaging technology developer Spectrum Dynamics has filed a lawsuit against GE Healthcare, charging GE with "theft and misappropriation" of its trade secrets and intellectual property regarding digital SPECT technology.  Discuss
Motion correction technique aids PET thoracic imaging
December 5, 2018 -- To combat poor image results from patient motion in cardiac PET scans, researchers from the U.S. and U.K. have developed an automated retrospective image reconstruction method that greatly reduces the unwanted effects, according to a study published online November 15 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How effective is PET/MRI for rectal cancer?
November 28, 2018 -- CHICAGO - PET/MRI could very well provide all the answers clinicians need to evaluate and direct treatment for patients with rectal cancer, according to a trio of studies presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss
Siemens releases new MRI, AI for CT, and x-ray systems at RSNA
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Siemens Healthineers is debuting a range of new products at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including new MRI scanners based on its BioMatrix technology, artificial intelligence (AI) for CT, and new x-ray systems.  Discuss
New AI platform, CT scanner pace GE launches at RSNA 2018
November 27, 2018 -- CHICAGO - GE Healthcare is launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform called Edison at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting. Other major product launches include a new CT scanner family, a new series of nuclear medicine systems, and workflow tools for MRI, x-ray, and other modalities.  Discuss
Philips shows new MRI, AI technologies at RSNA 2018
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is launching a variety of new imaging technologies at this week's RSNA 2018 meeting, including an MRI scanner that dramatically cuts helium use and an updated platform designed to foster the development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.  Discuss
Cardiac PET helps assess revascularization benefits
November 26, 2018 -- CHICAGO - By performing myocardial perfusion imaging with cardiac FDG-PET before revascularization, clinicians can better assess the benefits of that procedure and predict near-term outcomes for patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction, according to a study presented on Sunday at RSNA 2018.  Discuss