Video from ECR 2018: Thomas Beyer on hybrid imaging
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - The successful clinical implementation of hybrid imaging in Europe still appears to be a long way off. Major challenges remain, particularly in terms of training and education and also the availability of equipment. Thomas Beyer, PhD, MBA, professor of physics of medical imaging at the Medical University of Vienna, speaks about an extensive new survey that sheds light on the issues to be resolved.  Discuss
Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients
March 2, 2018 -- VIENNA - To save time and spare melanoma patients from additional radiation exposure, researchers are recommending that clinicians bypass imaging upper and lower extremities in whole-body FDG-PET/CT scans. The findings were presented on Thursday at ECR 2018.  Discuss
The changing landscape of cancer therapy
February 8, 2018 -- Following decades of development in particle physics labs, the use of beams of protons or ions to kill tumors is beginning to transform the global cancer therapy scene. In addition, advanced imaging and detection technologies for high-energy physics research -- many being driven by CERN and the physics community -- are needed.  Discuss