How can FDG-PET/CT be best used for breast cancer?
June 1, 2020 -- FDG-PET/CT can be an effective tool when it comes to breast cancer staging and treatment evaluation, but it still shouldn't be used for diagnosis, a Spanish expert told attendees at a webinar held on 28 May by the European Society for Hybrid, Molecular, and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT).  Discuss
Retinal imaging goes high resolution
May 25, 2020 -- Age-related macular degeneration affects 26% of Europeans over 60, but its early signs are hard to detect. Swiss researchers have developed a technique that makes it possible to observe the retinal cells involved in the disease in vivo.  Discuss
It's time to foster molecular research, Helbich urges
May 20, 2020 -- The medical imaging community needs to ask itself why so few young radiologists are involved in research on hybrid, molecular, and translational imaging, according to an editorial published online on 18 May in European Radiology by Dr. Thomas Helbich of the Medical University of Vienna.  Discuss
French team shines light on liver cancer survival
May 18, 2020 -- Researchers from near Paris have shown that hepatobiliary MR contrast agent uptake can predict survival in patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma as well as F-18 FDG PET/CT can. They published their findings on 13 May in European Radiology.  Discuss
Novel PET tracer can aid Alzheimer's detection
May 15, 2020 -- Swedish and Dutch researchers have predicted that a new PET tracer called RO-948 may become the standard method for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. They published their findings on 11 May in JAMA Neurology.  Discuss
IAEA acts to promote COVID-19 safety in nuclear medicine
April 30, 2020 -- New guidance from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is designed to ensure that nuclear medicine departments across the globe keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
Dutch airline makes pledge on radioisotope deliveries
April 24, 2020 -- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has promised to allow medical isotopes to be carried on its planes from Europe to the U.S., beginning on 27 April. The move is designed to keep supplies moving during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Discuss
U.K. staffing crisis deepens, RCR asserts
April 21, 2020 -- Workforce shortages in clinical radiology are increasing year-on-year, resulting in delayed diagnoses and lower-quality patient care, according to the latest annual census from the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Shortages of interventional and breast radiologists are an area of particular concern.  Discuss
Chinese team uses PET/CT on COVID-19 patients
April 2, 2020 -- Four patients with suspected COVID-19 underwent FDG-PET/CT at a Chinese hospital. The authors presented their findings online in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging on 25 March.  Discuss
PET can help predict survival in prostate cancer
March 23, 2020 -- German and Swiss researchers have developed a PET-based risk classification metric for prostate cancer patients to help predict their survival without disease recurrence. They published their findings on 16 March in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.  Discuss