German team collects prestigious award for COVID-19 neuro work
June 18, 2021 -- Researchers from Freiburg have won the Image of the Year award at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging meeting for a series of FDG-PET images of COVID-19 patients that shows how the disease causes long-term neurological changes associated with cognitive impairment. Read More
Study: AI helps pinpoint severity of Parkinson's disease
June 16, 2021 -- Researchers from the University of Córdoba in Spain have found that artificial intelligence (AI)-based analysis of 3D SPECT exams can help physicians to determine a patient's stage of Parkinson's disease. Read More
Hybrid imaging can help reduce biopsy rates in breast cancer cases
June 4, 2021 -- German investigators have found that FDG-PET/MRI outperformed ultrasound and MRI for the detection of axillary lymph node metastases. When combined with ultrasound, the hybrid technique may also boost accuracy and avoid the need for invasive biopsies, they said. Read More
Tributes flow in for molecular pioneer Marion Hendriks-de Jong
May 25, 2021 -- The European imaging community has praised the remarkable career achievements and scientific legacy of Prof. Marion Hendriks-de Jong, professor of preclinical nuclear medicine and head of the Translational Molecular Imaging and Therapy research group at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Read More
Hybrid imaging gives fresh hope to squamous cell carcinoma patients
April 30, 2021 -- German researchers have found FDG-PET/CT was superior to MRI and CT alone for detecting metastases in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. The early dissection of lymph node metastases may increase survival in these patients, they say. Read More
German team finds cognitive recovery can be slow in COVID-19
April 26, 2021 -- Hybrid imaging researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that significant cognitive impairment persists in some chronic COVID-19 patients more than six months after the onset of the disease. Read More
Hybrid imaging can illuminate sports-related brain injuries
April 21, 2021 -- Swedish researchers have used PET/MRI and novel radiotracers to show long-term neurodegeneration in young athletes who have experienced sports-related concussion and traumatic brain injuries. Read More
Martí-Bonmatí urges return to face-to-face radiology training
April 13, 2021 -- Around 90% of radiology training in Valencia, Spain, is now being done face-to-face rather than online, according to Dr. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, PhD, the winner of the 2021 EuroMinnies award for Most Effective Radiology Educator. Martí-Bonmatí discusses his team's approach to training, and also shares his thoughts on books, music, and wine. Read More
Hybrid imaging proves value in staging of breast cancer
April 9, 2021 -- PET/CT is very useful in detecting axillary metastases in breast cancer patients and provides important information about the extent of axillary and extra-axillary lymph node involvement, according to researchers from Tel Aviv University. Read More
Dutch seek inspiration to boost appeal of nuclear medicine
April 5, 2021 -- How can the imaging community increase recruitment of nuclear medicine trainees and guard against future skills shortages? This question is being addressed in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Read More