Use F-18 fluciclovine PET/MRI to stage prostate cancer
October 28, 2020 -- PET/MRI with the F-18 fluciclovine radiotracer shows promise for initial staging of high-risk prostate cancer and for evaluating response to androgen deprivation therapy, according to a pilot study published online October 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
PSMA-PET reveals new salivary glands
October 28, 2020 -- Imaging with the use of a prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) has led to the discovery of a pair of salivary glands, found tucked away inside the skull where the nasal cavity and throat meet. The findings were published recently in Radiotherapy & Oncology.  Discuss
PET with Axumin boosts prostate cancer outcomes
October 27, 2020 -- Patients with recurrent prostate cancer had better outcomes when PET with the Axumin radiopharmaceutical was part of the imaging package guiding their radiation therapy, according to a study presented on October 26 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting.  Discuss
Radiomics can aid management of lung cancer patients
October 26, 2020 -- Researchers from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL, have reported that CT radiomics features can help predict tumor behavior in screening-detected lung cancer. They've also found that PET/CT radiomics shows promise for guiding non-small cell lung cancer treatment decisions.  Discuss
AI aids detection of metastasis on bone scintigraphy
October 13, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model was able to help nuclear medicine physicians improve their performance in diagnosing bone metastases on bone scintigraphy exams in patients with breast, lung, prostate, or other cancers, according to research published online October 12 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Impaired blood flow linked to tau buildup in AD patients
October 12, 2020 -- Using MR and PET imaging, researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have found a connection between impaired blood flow to the brain and tau protein buildup in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study published October 12 in the Journal of Neuroscience.  Discuss
PET-based optical imaging detects prostate cancer
October 8, 2020 -- A PET-based optical imaging technique called Cerenkov luminescence imaging was successfully used by German researchers to confirm the presence of cancer cells after prostate cancer surgery, according to a study published in the October edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
FES-PET could predict endometrial cancer outcomes
October 7, 2020 -- PET imaging with the radiotracer F-18 fluoroestradiol (FES) can help determine how well patients will fare after a diagnosis of endometrial cancer, according to a study published October 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Presurgical cardiac stress testing on decline
October 6, 2020 -- Presurgical cardiac stress testing is on the decline, according to a study published September 30 in JAMA Cardiology. The research suggests that efforts from professional organizations to curb unnecessary healthcare interventions through issuing guidelines has been successful.  Discuss
Race affects access to prostate cancer PET
September 28, 2020 -- Black men have less access to PET imaging for recurrent prostate cancer with a radiotracer that appears to be more effective than the more commonly used F-18 fluciclovine, according to a study published September 25 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss