Dutch seek inspiration to boost appeal of nuclear medicine
April 5, 2021 -- How can the imaging community increase recruitment of nuclear medicine trainees and guard against future skills shortages? This question is being addressed in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Read More
German study highlights promise of radiotracer for prostate imaging
April 2, 2021 -- Investigators from the Technical University of Munich have found that an experimental radiotracer is effective when used with PET/CT for detecting biochemically recurrent prostate cancer and may change patient management. Read More
10 years on, PET/MRI begins to deliver in clinical arena
March 18, 2021 -- A wide-ranging and timely special focus session held at ECR 2021 looked at the status of PET/MRI and the progress made over the past decade. Where are we now with "the prince that was promised"? Read More
Whole-body MRI helps cancer patients where FDG-PET fails
March 8, 2021 -- FDG-PET/CT is the modality of choice for staging and assessing cancer patients, but whole-body MRI can make a valuable contribution to detection and diagnoses where the hybrid modality underperforms, ECR 2021 registrants learned at a special session on Sunday evening. Read More
Spanish researchers tie midlife heart disease to Alzheimer's
February 17, 2021 -- Researchers from Spain have used PET to discover that individuals in their 50s with signs of cardiovascular disease also have reduced brain metabolism in areas connected with Alzheimer's disease. The findings provide a link between brain and heart health. Read More
Higher radiation can improve outcome in lung cancer
February 3, 2021 -- Dutch and U.S. groups reported new research findings from two studies about the use of higher radiation boost doses for lung cancer at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer world conference. The virtual event wrapped up on 31 January. Read More
SPECT exams fell sharply in first wave of pandemic
January 18, 2021 -- An 80% drop in the volume of SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging studies occurred in spring 2020 as nonessential procedures were postponed, according to a report published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Read More
What impact will Brexit deal have on radiology?
January 5, 2021 -- The protracted political, economic, and regulatory game of chess played by London and Brussels finally came to an end when the U.K. and European Union's Trade and Cooperation Agreement was signed on 24 December. Market columnist Steve Holloway assesses the implications of the Brexit deal. Read More
PET/CT can boost outcome in hyperparathyroidism cases
December 15, 2020 -- Using a combination of several modalities, including PET/CT, to achieve an accurate diagnosis is vital to reduce the likelihood of surgical failure and the risk of complications in cases of persistent or recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism, researchers from a leading London facility have reported. Read More
Nuclear medicine copes with upheaval in pandemic
December 15, 2020 -- At one point this year, it looked like Europe's entire nuclear medicine sector would have to be put on hold, said Antonis Kalemis, PhD, president of Nuclear Medicine Europe. When COVID-19 began spreading rapidly, industry felt huge anxiety as the lockdown measures escalated, but it has pulled together and survived. Read More