FDG-PET helps accurately assess unconscious patients
May 27, 2016 -- A group of European researchers have developed a way to use FDG-PET to measure glucose metabolism in patients with severe brain injuries to diagnose and predict when they will recover consciousness, according to study published online on 26 May in Current Biology.
Hurdles remain for image-guided robotic prostatectomy
May 19, 2016 -- Dutch researchers are using a novel approach to radical prostatectomy by combining a hybrid imaging agent with SPECT/CT to detect lymph nodes and guide robot-assisted surgery, according to a study in the July issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.
Software as good as hardware for PET gating
May 19, 2016 -- Researchers have demonstrated that software is as good as, if not better than, hardware when it comes to filtering out patient motion during PET. In blind tests, reviewers could spot no difference most of the time, and when differences were seen, software gating was more likely to be rated as superior.
Swiss presenters come out top in ECR survey
May 18, 2016 -- Swiss, Dutch, French, and German speakers who present at ECR have the highest conversion rate into publications, while the profiles of researchers from Japan, Korea, China, and India are rising fast, according to a new study.
Cardiac MRI beats SPECT for predicting heart events
May 12, 2016 -- Cardiovascular MRI is a better prognosticator of risk for serious cardiovascular events than SPECT, regardless of a person's risk factors, angiography results, or initial treatment, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
U.K. releases new guidelines on PET/CT
May 11, 2016 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and Royal College of Physicians have issued revised recommendations on the best use of PET/CT. The 34-page document can be downloaded free of charge from the RCR's website, and it includes a comprehensive bibliography.
RoeKo 2016's big question: Where's radiology heading?
May 4, 2016 -- A plenary session about the future direction of radiology was a highlight on the opening day of the national German radiology congress (RöKo 2016), which began today in Leipzig. Dr. Maximilian Reiser from Munch led this bold exercise in crystal-ball gazing.
Spanish group warns of radiation emitted by patients
May 3, 2016 -- Patients injected with radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine procedures continue to give off radiation after their scans are completed, and steps should be taken to reduce the public's exposure to these individuals until the radiopharmaceuticals decay, according to Spanish researchers.
Dutch investigate inverse approach to dose painting
April 28, 2016 -- Dose painting combines anatomic imaging with biological information to define radioresistant tumor subpopulations that are potential targets for dose escalation, according to researchers based in the Netherlands. They're studying how PET can pinpoint regions of high metabolic activity.
Why it pays to know about renal tumors
April 19, 2016 -- Radiologists must be familiar with the CT appearances of multifocal, renal solid tumors and tumor-like lesions so that clinicians and surgeons can determine the best approach for these patients, top award-winning Spanish researchers have asserted.