Which evidence-based indications point to the use of PET/CT?
August 8, 2022 -- A multidisciplinary team of U.K. experts has produced a comprehensive guide to help determine when the clinical use of PET/CT is justified. The 86-page document can be downloaded free of charge. Read More
Ringertz: Nobel prize for PET may lie on the horizon
July 19, 2022 -- VIENNA - A Nobel prize for PET imaging could well be on the cards in the years ahead, but identifying the most deserving recipient(s) is no simple task, Prof. Hans Ringertz revealed during ECR 2022. Read More
ECR: Naples team highlights PET/MRI's clinical promise in breast cancer
July 14, 2022 -- Hybrid PET/MRI is a new frontier for breast imaging, as it allows a comprehensive tumor assessment, from morphology to functional properties, according to research shown at ECR 2022 in Vienna. Read More
PET/CT compares well with MRI for prostate cancer detection
July 7, 2022 -- Prostate-specific membrane antigen-PET/CT imaging is comparable to MRI for detecting clinically significant prostate cancer. But MRI is still the more accurate modality for determining the grade of disease, according to the results of a new study. Read More
Functional lung imaging comes under scrutiny in BIR podcast
July 1, 2022 -- Functional lung imaging has been developing very rapidly in recent years, across all modalities, and this progress has been made possible by advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning. That's the view of the contributors to a free podcast issued on 30 June by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Read More
EANM seeks applicants for Roger Perez Award
June 27, 2022 -- The European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) is seeking applicants for the Roger Perez Award, which is given to individuals and initiatives focused on nuclear medicine education. Read More
Dual-tracer PET/MRI can boost accuracy of prostate cancer staging
June 22, 2022 -- The use of PET/MRI with a dual-tracer approach can enhance staging of high-risk prostate cancer patients by providing extra information and improving disease characterization, Italian investigators have reported. Read More
PET/CT develops growing role in tracking COVID-19 infection
June 22, 2022 -- PET/CT can assist evaluation of lung inflammation and monitoring of treatment effects in patients with post-COVID-19 lung disease, according to new research that shows significant decreases in the number, size, and metabolic activity of the lung lesion can occur in follow-up scans. Read More
Team Hannover collects prestigious Image of the Year award
June 17, 2022 -- German scientists' work on how PET can reveal poor outcomes in patients after a heart attack was honored with the Image of the Year prize at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting. Read More
Revealed: Brain PET images show details of patients' faces
June 10, 2022 -- Could hackers use brain PET scans to recognize patients' faces? Unexpectedly, yes, and at rates high enough to warrant "de-facing" research PET images before sharing data, scientists from a prestigious international facility have reported. Read More