PET/CT well-suited to follow up organ transplants
February 17, 2017 -- With high sensitivity and negative predictive value, FDG-PET/CT is very accurate in diagnosing suspected malignancies or infection in patients after a solid-organ transplant, according to a study in the March issue of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Molecular radiotherapy: A personalized approach
February 13, 2017 -- Molecular radiotherapy uses radiopharmaceuticals to deliver radiation directly to malignant cells and minimize damage to healthy tissue. It can treat a variety of cancers, but accurate dosimetry is required to enable personalized treatment.
Italians use in-beam PET to monitor proton range
February 2, 2017 -- An Italian research group has developed a new technique involving PET that enables accurate range monitoring during proton therapy. Clinical validation of the prototype began in December, with the team evaluating the treatment of a patient with cancer of the lacrimal glands.
PET/MRI adds to recurrent breast cancer diagnoses
January 26, 2017 -- PET/MRI's efficacy in women's imaging applications continues to broaden. Dr. Johannes Grueneisen and his colleagues from Essen, Germany, have found the hybrid modality achieves "superior restaging" with breast cancer patients compared with MRI alone.
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.