TOF-PET/MRI allows lower FDG dose for breast cases
June 18, 2018 -- Clinicians can reduce a standard dose of FDG by as much as 90% and still achieve clinically acceptable PET image quality in time-of-flight (TOF) PET/MRI scans for breast cancer, according to a Swiss study published online on 7 June in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
Health warning: Experts spell out Brexit risks
May 24, 2018 -- BRUSSELS - Brexit could be devastating for the nuclear medicine sector, disrupting the free flow of radioisotopes and movement of medical imaging staff between the U.K. and the rest of the European Union, medical experts and politicians warned in Brussels on 23 May.  Discuss
Demand soars for coordinated hybrid imaging training
May 15, 2018 -- Aspiring radiologists and nuclear medicine clinicians are seeking more training opportunities in hybrid imaging, which could lead to certification in the field, according to the results of a largely European survey published online on 26 April in Cancer Research.  Discuss
Fluciclovine-PET, MRI better together for prostate cancer
May 14, 2018 -- Combining fluciclovine-PET and multiparametric MRI potentially can better detect and classify high-risk prostate cancer than the two modalities alone, according to a Norwegian study published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
RöKo: Molecular imaging can transform dementia care
May 11, 2018 -- Imaging of dementia has come under close scrutiny at the German Radiology Congress (Deutscher Röntgenkongress, RöKo 2018) in Leipzig. In this interview, Dr. Henryk Barthel from Leipzig outlines how PET/MRI can contribute to better patient management.  Discuss
Theranostic approach could aid pancreatic cancer patients
May 3, 2018 -- German researchers obtained positive results with a novel diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) approach for ductal pancreatic adenocarcinoma used with SPECT/CT, scintigraphy, and PET/CT. Their findings were published in the May issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
How to address image artifacts from patient motion
April 3, 2018 -- At a recent refresher course at ECR 2018, experts reviewed the options for motion management for improved diagnostic accuracy. What are some strategies to employ when using CT for cardiac patients? Or when using PET/CT? The experts reveal all.  Discuss
Novel PET agent could advance neurological imaging
April 3, 2018 -- Swiss and German researchers have obtained promising results with a novel PET imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatment for people with various neurological diseases. The preclinical study was published in the April issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Discuss
PET/MRI, PET/CT can add to initial breast cancer staging
March 20, 2018 -- Both PET/MRI and PET/CT perform admirably in the initial staging of breast cancer patients, but there are subtle nuances between the hybrid modalities of which clinicians should be aware, according to a Swiss study presented earlier this month at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss
Key PET factors help assess Hodgkin's lymphoma outcome
March 19, 2018 -- Certain quantitative PET parameters can help clinicians predict how well patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma will react to their treatment, according to preliminary results from a study conducted in the Ukraine and presented at ECR 2018 in Vienna.  Discuss