PET finds why some dementia patients live longer
July 10, 2018 -- A follow-up study by German researchers has pinpointed the presence of frontotemporal lobar degeneration as the determining factor to explain why Alzheimer's patients with amyloid-positive PET scans can outlive patients with negative amyloid results.  Discuss
Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events
July 6, 2018 -- A cardiac hybrid imaging technique that fuses SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging with coronary CT angiography scans can help predict major adverse cardiac events in patients suspected of having coronary artery disease, according to a study published online on 3 July in Radiology.  Discuss
Australian reactor woes worry nuclear medicine
July 6, 2018 -- The shutdown of shipments from a nuclear reactor in Australia that is a key part of the global supply network for the radioisotope molybdenum-99 is causing consternation in the nuclear medicine community, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.  Discuss
Simulated PET scans verify proton therapy delivery
July 5, 2018 -- Researchers have moved closer to the real-time verification of hadron therapy, demonstrating the in vivo accuracy of simulations that predict particle range in the patient. The new Monte Carlo tool is a key component of a system that measures particle range during treatment and compares it with the predictions.  Discuss