PET/CT improves survival in lung cancer patients
June 24, 2022 -- Patients who undergo PET/CT exams prior to surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have improved chances of survival, according to a study published June 21 in Radiology. Read More
Can PET/MRI correlate tau with first responders' cognitive issues?
June 21, 2022 -- PET/MR images of tau deposits among emergency responders on 9/11 are concerning, but they fall short of a definitive link to dementia, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
New PET/CT scanners may offer safer imaging in children
June 17, 2022 -- The latest digital whole-body PET/CT scanners could dramatically improve clinical practice in nuclear medicine, particularly for children, according to a session at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
AI model can track Lutathera response on PET/CT
June 17, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of PET/CT exams can aid in long-term tracking of patients receiving treatment for neuroendocrine cancer, researchers said at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting. Read More
SNMMI Image of the Year predicts poor outcomes after heart attack
June 15, 2022 -- PET imaging that reveals poor outcomes in patients after a heart attack has won Image of the Year honors at this year's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Read More
PET/CT scans track ongoing COVID-19 infection
June 14, 2022 -- VANCOUVER, BC - PET/CT can evaluate lung inflammation and monitor treatment effects in patients with post-COVID-19 lung disease, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. Read More
FES-PET/CT can help detect breast cancer
June 14, 2022 -- F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES)-PET/CT can be useful in detecting clinically significant breast cancer, according to preliminary study results presented June 12 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. Read More
Do nuclear medicine physicians need a new identity?
June 13, 2022 -- VANCOUVER, BC - It's time to embrace a new identity in nuclear medicine -- namely, that of the "nuclear oncologist," said Dr. Richard Wahl in the president's address June 12 at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. Read More
Ukrainian radiologist writes on effect of war
June 9, 2022 -- A radiologist practicing in a nuclear medicine clinic in the Ukrainian city of Kyiv has written about his experience caring for patients in the war-torn city. The letter was published in the June issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
Faces revealed from brain PET images
June 6, 2022 -- Could hackers use brain PET scans to recognize patient faces? Unexpectedly, yes, and at rates high enough to warrant "de-facing" research PET images before sharing data, according to a study published June 3 in NeuroImage. Read More