The changing landscape of cancer therapy
February 8, 2018 -- Following decades of development in particle physics labs, the use of beams of protons or ions to kill tumors is beginning to transform the global cancer therapy scene. In addition, advanced imaging and detection technologies for high-energy physics research -- many being driven by CERN and the physics community -- are needed.  Discuss
PET/MRI proves value in cardiac sarcoidosis detection
January 23, 2018 -- U.K. researchers are recommending the use of PET/MRI to assess suspected cases of cardiac sarcoidosis, with late gadolinium enhancement and FDG uptake as the key indicators of disease, according to a study published online on 8 January in the European Heart Journal.  Discuss
Global group reports progress on total-body PET/CT
January 22, 2018 -- An international research team has reported continued progress with its plan to develop a total-body PET/CT scanner designed to image patients in less than one minute in an article in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
SPIO detects small liver lesions, speeds up imaging
January 19, 2018 -- Superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) is a tiny particle with huge potential to boost the detection of small lesions in the liver and prostate, speed up the imaging process, and do much more, according to a German radiologist.  Discuss
Can artificial intelligence enable a 10-minute MRI scan?
January 17, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms promise to improve the imaging workflow, leading to significantly faster MR image acquisition times as well as vastly improved image quality in low-dose CT images. Consultant radiologist Dr. Hugh Harvey from London investigates in a new column.  Discuss
PET aids in new Alzheimer's discovery
January 5, 2018 -- With the help of PET imaging, researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they have confirmed the process by which tau proteins spread in the brain to advance Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published on 5 January in the journal Brain.  Discuss
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