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Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT detects neuroendocrine tumor recurrence
February 27, 2014 -- German researchers have confirmed the efficacy of PET/CT with the radiopharmaceutical gallium-68 (Ga-68) DOTATATE for detecting the recurrence of neuroendocrine tumors, in a study published in the February issue of Radiology.
FDG-PET/MRI shows advantages with malignant bone lesions
February 20, 2014 -- Compared with PET/CT, FDG-PET/MRI with a fully integrated whole-body scanner is "technically and clinically robust" in its evaluation of bone lesions, despite differences in attenuation correction between the two hybrid modalities, according to a German study in the February issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
PET/MRI: A good fit for brain imaging?
February 10, 2014 -- Simultaneous PET/MRI combines the sensitive molecular imaging of PET with soft-tissue contrast and functional information from MRI. A promising application for PET/MRI is quantitative brain studies, which demand high performance and stability from both modalities.
Online imager detects deformable motion
January 24, 2014 -- An online x-ray imaging system could provide 3D deformable motion tracking for use in scanned proton therapy, according to researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland.
Swiss scoop top award for work on head and neck tumors
January 23, 2014 -- Researchers from Geneva collected a prestigious Magna Cum Laude award at the recent RSNA 2013 meeting in Chicago for their studies on diffusion-weighted imaging and PET/MRI. They were one of only five European groups who received the top prize for their education exhibits.
PET/MRI offers details in acute myocardial infarction cases
January 10, 2014 -- German researchers have concluded that simultaneous PET/MRI for patients with acute myocardial infarction is feasible after finding "good concordance" in a comparison of PET and MR images. The study was presented at last month's RSNA meeting in Chicago.
Focused ultrasound releases cancer drug
January 9, 2014 -- In a step toward the clinical use of ultrasound-mediated doxorubicin delivery, a joint French-Dutch research project has identified the ultrasound characteristics required to release the chemotherapy drug from temperature-sensitive liposomes.
From quantum physics to clinical device
December 24, 2013 -- A research project that began as a comparative investigation into stationary and moving atomic clocks has led to the development of a new type of cardiac imaging device. A presenter at the U.K. Institute of Physics' Medical Physics Group's recent Translational Techniques meeting described how a collaborative effort bridged the gap between the lab and the clinic.
FDG-PET/MRI aids patients with suspected pelvic malignancy
December 16, 2013 -- Evidence for the efficacy of whole-body FDG-PET/MRI continues to mount, as the hybrid modality outperformed MRI alone for staging women with suspected pelvic malignancies in a German study presented at this month's RSNA meeting in Chicago.
X-ray fluorescence enables molecular CT
December 12, 2013 -- A novel x-ray fluorescence imaging system could enable molecular CT using nonradioactive high-Z tracers, German researchers have found. Although conventional CT does not provide functional information, recent advances in the imaging of high-Z elements have spurred interest in molecular CT.
Germany's rising stars step into limelight at RSNA
December 4, 2013 -- CHICAGO - More than 30 of Germany's brightest researchers have grabbed the opportunity to display their talents to a global audience at RSNA 2013 in a lavish government-funded initiative.
Allez-y! French charm offensive hits RSNA 2013
December 3, 2013 -- CHICAGO - Gallic genius, flair, and innovation came under the spotlight at the RSNA annual meeting on Monday during a celebration of France's many contributions to cancer imaging. Four experts from France spoke during the special session.
BJR: PET/MRI continues to prove its mettle
November 22, 2013 -- Simultaneous PET/MRI has the potential to improve patient care, reduce hospital visits, and provide new and more accurate markers for disease assessment, according to an article published in the British Journal of Radiology. Early proof-of-concept studies show the clinical performance of PET/MRI is on par with PET/CT.
PiB-PET shows more beta amyloid after traumatic brain injury
November 18, 2013 -- British researchers are using PET imaging with the Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) radiopharmaceutical to show -- for the first time -- increased beta-amyloid deposits in cortical gray matter and striatum regions following traumatic brain injury.