Physics advances help shape clinical PET
January 13, 2017 -- Developments in PET software and hardware can have a big impact on the application of PET in clinical practice, and PET can also move beyond the imaging of cancer, according to a researcher from Leeds, U.K.
PET/CT remains best option for head, neck cancer
January 12, 2017 -- While PET/MRI shows great promise in a multitude of clinical applications, German researchers have found that the hybrid modality's performance in evaluating head and neck cancer appears no better than that of tried-and-true PET/CT.
PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings
January 5, 2017 -- Adding a scan of the entire head to a routine whole-body PET/MRI protocol reveals a significant number of incidental findings in the brain in asymptomatic cancer patients, found a study presented at RSNA 2016.
Xenon flash lamp enables photoacoustic CT
December 30, 2016 -- Photoacoustic CT can provide noninvasive real-time imaging of significant anatomical and physiological information. The strong acoustic waves generated by the pulsed laser used for illumination deliver high image resolution and sensitive detection.
Open SESAME: Jordan's bold experiment puts science first
December 16, 2016 -- The international research facility Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) underlines the rapid pace of scientific advancement in the region, but a lack of funds may prevent the project from reaching full capacity.
3D-printed kidney phantom advances SPECT/CT calibration
December 15, 2016 -- German researchers have developed a low-cost 3D printing technology that can be used to create patient-specific organ models of varying sizes and shapes, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
PET/MRI can advance uterine cervix cancer detection
December 13, 2016 -- PET/MRI is a valuable tool to accurately stage tumors of the uterine cervix and may serve as an alternative modality for a clinical workup prior to treatment, according to a German study presented at the recent RSNA 2016 meeting in Chicago.
Going Dutch means far more than tulips, Rembrandt
November 29, 2016 -- Tulips, Rembrandt, and free cookies feature prominently at the Netherlands Presents booth at McCormick Place in Chicago, but RSNA 2016 delegates found out during a special session why the country's neuroradiologists, including Dr. Meike Vernooij, PhD, are the real stars at the congress.
Report: Radiologist shortage grows in Europe
November 15, 2016 -- Further evidence has emerged of the increasing skills shortage across Europe. The population pyramid of radiologists in France could be seen as a ticking time bomb, while growth rates of CT and MRI in Sweden have continuously exceeded growth rates of practicing radiologists.
France holds out hand of friendship to Morocco
November 4, 2016 -- Dr. Moulay Rachid El Hassani from Rabat, Morocco, has received honorary membership of the French Society of Radiology, highlighting the strong links and growing collaboration between the two countries.