German team finds nuclear tracer is superior to CT in prostate cancer
January 18, 2022 -- A research group from Munich has reported that experimental radiohybrid PET tracer is more effective than CT for identifying tumors prior to surgery in patients with advanced prostate cancer. Read More
PET with blood test can assist in Alzheimer's clinical trials
January 3, 2022 -- An international group led by Swedish researchers has found that PET imaging combined with a new blood test for Alzheimer's disease may be the best approach to identify people to participate in clinical drug trials. Read More
Meet the EuroMinnies 2022 semifinal candidates
December 16, 2021 -- The list of candidates for the fourth edition of the EuroMinnies awards scheme is now available, following the nominations made by the members of AuntMinnieEurope.com. A new category for radiographers has been introduced this year. Read More
Hybrid imaging can predict survival outcome in melanoma cases
December 16, 2021 -- A new Austrian study has found that PET/CT scans of metastatic melanoma patients who receive immunotherapy drugs can help predict survival outcome. The team from Salzburg published its results on 12 December in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Goh provides glimpse into future world of hybrid imaging
November 9, 2021 -- How can the clinical potential of PET/MRI be unlocked? What challenges lie ahead? Cancer imaging expert Prof. Vicky Goh took out her crystal ball and provided some insight into the future role of PET/MRI and how both modalities can be integrated effectively. She also touched on PET/CT. Read More
German PET study sheds new light on long COVID
October 22, 2021 -- Investigators from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that patients with long-term symptoms from COVID-19 are hampered by impaired cognitive functions, yet PET shows the cause appears to be unrelated to any pathological changes in the brain. Read More
German group uses PET tracer to pinpoint breast cancer
October 18, 2021 -- Investigators from Muenster, Germany, have found an experimental radiotracer based on gallium-68 can help diagnose primary and metastatic tumors on PET/MRI scans in women with advanced breast cancer -- even those smaller than 1 cm. Read More
Swiss group underlines potential benefits of second-look PET/CT
September 15, 2021 -- Investigators from Bern in Switzerland think a second PET/CT scan is worthwhile before radiotherapy treatment, especially when delays of over four weeks occur after initial scans in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell cancer. Read More
What radiologists really need to know about sepsis
August 18, 2021 -- Around 25% of COVID-19 patients who require hospital treatment go into septic shock, and most deaths from COVID-19 are associated with sepsis. How should these cases be managed radiologically? Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ley from Munich provides some insight. Read More
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected nuclear medicine?
August 5, 2021 -- The number of scintigraphy studies -- particularly thyroid, cardiac, bone, and lung scans -- fell sharply during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, while PET scans have remained stable, a large-scale European survey has found. Read More