Improving cancer risk estimates in nuclear medicine
December 29, 2017 -- Researchers from Sweden and the U.S. have found that calculating the lifetime attributable risk provides more accurate cancer risk estimates for patients undergoing nuclear medicine procedures, leading to important practical benefits.  Discuss
Hybrid imaging: 1 + 1 really does equal 3
December 21, 2017 -- In September, the German Radiological Society and the German Nuclear Medicine Society took a major step toward interdisciplinary cooperation by establishing a working group on hybrid imaging. The group's two chairs, Dr. Lale Umutlu and Dr. Ken Herrmann, reveal their goals.  Discuss
PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
December 18, 2017 -- PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases in women suspected of having recurrent pelvic cancer than MRI alone, according to a study presented at the recent RSNA 2017 annual meeting.  Discuss
Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study
December 18, 2017 -- A preclinical study from Belgium has shown promising results with the PET tracer florbetapir for targeting amyloid plaque and tau tangles in the brain and potentially evaluating the efficacy of certain Alzheimer's treatments. Findings were published in the December issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Prone edges supine position in breast cancer detection
December 14, 2017 -- Patient positioning is critical to detect breast cancer successfully when using PET/MRI or MRI alone, and placing patients in the prone position greatly increases the chances of discovering lesions compared with when they are in the supine position.  Discuss