German group confirms promise of FAPI-PET for identifying cancer
January 6, 2023 -- Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia have reported that gallium-68 fibroblast activation protein inhibitor (FAPI) PET imaging may improve tumor detection in cancer patients compared with conventional techniques. Read More
U.K. team boosts bone scan capacity to meet COVID-19 backlog
January 4, 2023 -- Radiologists in the U.K. who are facing a backlog of bone scan procedures for prostate cancer patients have developed a strategy for optimizing appointments that can significantly increase capacity. Read More
Tau PET proves value in predicting cognitive decline in Alzheimer cases
January 3, 2023 -- Tau PET imaging consistently provides the best prediction of change in cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia, a Swedish group has found. Read More
Researchers seek clarity on PET/CT's role in gastric cancer
December 21, 2022 -- Gallium-68 (Ga-68)-04 and F-18 FDG dual-tracer PET/CT are of equal value for initial evaluation of distant metastases from gastric cancer, but Ga-68 fibroblast-activation protein inhibitor-04 PET/CT shows limited sensitivity in detecting early gastric cancer, a new study has found. Read More
Fast acquisition techniques can reduce SPECT/CT bone scan times
December 20, 2022 -- Whole-body SPECT/CT bone scan times to detect metastatic tumors in prostate cancer patients could be cut by half with the use of faster acquisition techniques, authors from Finland have stated. Read More
Whole-body PET/CT reduces scan time in melanoma cases
December 16, 2022 -- Whole-body PET/CT scans can help minimize radiation dose and significantly trim imaging time in melanoma patients, according to a study from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Read More
Meet the EuroMinnies 2023 semifinal candidates
December 14, 2022 -- The list of candidates for the fifth edition of the EuroMinnies awards scheme is now available, following the large number of nominations submitted by the members of AuntMinnieEurope.com. Find out who's made the shortlist in the nine categories. Read More
Ultrasound sheds light on axillary staging in breast cancer
December 13, 2022 -- Researchers from Turkey have found that asymmetrical cortical enlargement on the side closer to the breast, abnormal microvascular pattern, and high cortex-hilum ratio are independent predictors of axillary nodal involvement. Read More
3D printing provides potential boost for Mo-99 production
December 8, 2022 -- Researchers at the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Swierk, Poland, have secured a patent for the use of 3D printing technology to increase production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for medical imaging. Read More
Kuhl provides research update on gadolinium-based contrast agent
December 5, 2022 -- CHICAGO - Gadopiclenol is emerging as an alternative gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent. To learn more about the product's potential, we spoke with Prof. Dr. Christiane Kuhl from the University Hospital Aachen in Germany at RSNA 2022. Read More